Life’s Challenges

Do you suffer from low self-esteem, depression, a feeling of something wrong, persistent headaches or ongoing pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia?

Often people with anxieties, depression, lack of self-confidence or illness are suffering from the effects of small or large traumas from the past. These past events can have a conscious or unconscious effect on your life, perhaps colouring your decisions and causing ongoing negative patterns of behaviour.  Sometimes you may be unaware of where these patterns have come from or why they persist.

Trauma has been shown to have links to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex post-traumatic stress disorder, fibromyalgia, migraines, panic disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias and addictions. These traumas effect a part of the emotional brain that can manifest themselves in both physiological and physical symptoms. Evidence suggests that further vulnerability to physical ill health can be the consequences of childhood trauma.

The effect of these emotions may be difficult to verbalise. Sometimes you may only be able to visualise the experience in a distressing or frightening way, which may affect your physiological state. Feelings of anxiety or panic in the form of stomach tension, rapid breathing and thoughts of needing to escape or retaliate are common.

Through personal one-to-one counselling, these symptoms can be treated and improvements made to your quality of life.

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