Sexual abuse, trauma, and grief deserve skilled and respectful counselling. Tragedies strike without warning. I understand that life is unfair. Having worked in hospitals it is not hard to come to that conclusion. Some individuals, some families, seem to endure more than what is tolerable. It is inspiring to me how courageous and strong people can be under duress.
However, such experiences can have lingering effects. The trauma of abuse, the death of a loved one, or other significant events that disrupt our lives, can leave indelible prints on our brains. We may find ourselves reacting to situations and events in ways that are not helpful. It may feel difficult to get back to ‘normal’, to turn our attention to daily activities, to have energy and vitality again, to nurture our current relationships, or feel a sense of joy.
Some events stay with us like an unwanted legacy. Your thinking about yourself can change, and you may be wondering where your old self is. If this is the case, it may be time to examine what is happening.
With a compassionate counsellor, grief counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental place for you to explore these thoughts and feelings.
For some people, a trauma therapy perspective may help to loosen the roots of the problem. A combination of therapies is often needed to treat trauma, abuse and grief. For trauma and abuse, EMDR is one of the most effective methods of treating trauma, and is known to achieve results far quicker than other treatments.
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