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Trauma Focused Therapy 

What is therapy?

Talking therapies  involve talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. There are many different types of talking therapy, but they all aim to:

  • give you a safe  place to talk to someone who won't judge you

  • help you make sense of things and understand yourself better

  • help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them

  • help you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act, and find ways to change them (if you want to).

What to expect on your first session

The initial visit is for you and your therapist to get to know each other and get an idea of how to proceed. Future visits will be therapeutic- for example in your second session you may explore a specific problem. 

Trauma focused Therapy 

Trauma focused therapy offers you skills that help you understand and cope with emotions and memories tied to traumatic experiences. This approach focuses on recognising and understanding how the traumatic experience affects a person's mental, behavioural, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. The end goal is for you to create a healthier and more manageable meaning of the experience that too place. 

Below are some videos that introduce examples of therapies that can be used to help healing from trauma. 

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Compassion Focused Therapy 

Cognitive Processing Therapy 

Prolonged Exposure Therapy 

Cognitive Analytic Therapy 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

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