Trauma occurs as a result of a distressing event that leads the sufferer to question their beliefs while destroying their assumptions of trust. If you have experienced a traumatic event, you may feel socially disconnected and somewhat numb, leading to feelings of isolation. On top of this, you may find yourself feeling more afraid and vulnerable than before the event.

Psychological trauma is the mind’s reaction to an event and not everyone will react to the same event in the same way – for example, some people would find falling from a height traumatic, while others choose to jump out of planes for fun. Trauma also affects people in different ways and for some, the symptoms take weeks, months or even years to surface.

Causes of trauma

  • Sexual or Emotional Abuse
  • Accidents
  • Catastrophic events
  • Physical injury
  • Terminal illness/bereavement
  • Violence
  • Serving in the military/war

Symptoms of trauma

  • Flashbacks
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Self-medication
  • Emotional detachment


Together we can work through your history and help recover from this trauma.  We can put together a treatment plan that works for you as well as supplying you with tools to help ease you along the way.