“Trauma is real. It is the wound we sustain when we are exposed to experience so horrifying that it overwhelms our capacity to process the experience…” (Cairns, 1999)
Since 2016 I have worked as a volunteer, deputy clinical lead and consultant counsellor for Sue Lambert Trust in Norfolk. I have much experience of long-term therapeutic trauma work which encompasses complex experiences of relational trauma, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and abuse.
“When clients come to therapy, they carry the unconscious expectation that they will be treated as they have been treated before. One of the therapist’s most essential acts is to meet these negative expectations with kindness, empathy and patience …compassion, warmth and love have the power to change our brains” (Cozolino,2014)
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma Therapy with Naos Institute and it is
“a pioneering professional training in how to work with the process of trauma in a relational way”.
My learning is ongoing and other CPD includes online and face-to-face training with Carolyn Spring ‘Reversing adversity, recovery from trauma’
“…post-traumatic growth can lead to a greater sense of control and purpose in life which will help…. appreciate life even more. In embracing life (they) can finally move from merely surviving to thriving and flourishing” (Sanderson, 2013)
I have also undertaken training with Race Reflections.