There are many definitions of trauma, the dictionary, DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders – version 5), ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – 10th revision) and none of them really make a difference, because at the end of the day you are left with the memory of a deeply distressing and disturbing experience that is affecting your ability to get on with your life. Complex trauma is also called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The nature of the trauma can vary significantly – from witnessing an act of violence, to being involved in natural disaster, involvement in a car accident or an incident in the work place … it could even be a trauma from early childhood involving family or friends.
You have most likely developed a series of behaviours and response approaches to help you get through the associated symptoms on a day to day basis. If you are experiencing difficulties maintaining your coping strategies, it could be time to seek additional assistance.
One of the most accepted interventions for dealing with Trauma and PTSD is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR), which we utilise with other accepted counselling protocols.
Call us … please, for your own sake.