Trauma as an Unfinished Event
Trauma can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, often affecting their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours in significant ways. Trauma is broadly defined as a distressing or disturbing event or experience that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. It can result from a range of experiences, such as physical or sexual abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, or being part of a catastrophic event. The effects of trauma can be long-lasting and can impact an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical health.
In my work, I define trauma as an unfinished event which holds energies that have not yet been released, and I use trauma-informed approaches that focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their experiences and emotions so that their trauma is held and supported.
In treatment, we attempt to understand enough about what has happened in the past and what happens now: taking the whole person is taken into account, including their relationships, lifestyle, and sense of purpose. I am committed to providing compassionate and personalised care to help clients heal from the effects of trauma and collaboratively lay the foundations for the client to support their move towards a more fulfilling life.