Symptoms of having suffered from some form of trauma include:
Spending regular time with an experienced and empathic therapist can help you safely explore your distresses.
You may come to understand yourself and how you relate to others in a different way; learn how to regulate difficult emotions and change harmful or unwanted patterns of behaviour and/or thought processes, and begin to heal old emotional wounds and develop a more harmonious way of being.
It may be that EMDR therapy would also be helpful for you, or an intensive trauma-reduction workshop. If you want to talk to me about this I can guide you through your process.
Trauma can mean having been attacked, raped, witnessed or been the victim of severe violence, or involved in a severe accident.
This may have occurred if you had a very difficult upbringing which has left you feeling not fully able to manage life; you may struggle or feel triggered by certain practical or emotional challenges that life can throw at you.
This can include events such as: witnessing or being a victim of abuse (domestic abuse, work-place abuse or bullying). It may stem from being in a partnership with an emotionally abusive person, or being in severely overwhelming situations.