Holistic Counselling and Emotional Mind Integration
for the treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, Addictions, Depression and PTSD
Awareness can change your life
Trauma is the result of unresolved pain that is trapped in our body. Trauma is not only abuse and neglect but can also be things like
not receiving affection
Sometimes we have good childhood memories and cannot pinpoint any specific events that could make us struggle with self-worth, insecurities or relationship attachment issues. Noting this isn’t about blame, but rather awareness, so you can seek the right therapy.
These things can and do remain in our unconscious minds and help us form unhealthy belief systems.
Holistic Trauma Informed Counselling and Emotional Mind Integration can help the unconscious mind become a conscious mind in a safe non-traumatising way.
So much of our mental, emotional and physical health is affected by things that have not been fully addressed, at the time they happened.
We can suffer any of the manifestations shown in this box and spend years in therapy, talking about how we’re feeling and trying to change our thoughts and behaviours. But we cannot change thoughts and beliefs, unless we get underneath and heal whatever it is that is causing these thoughts and beliefs, that are tucked away in our unconscious minds.
When we are placed in stressful, frightening or risky situations, our body reacts by turning on the stress response. You may know this as the fight or flight response.
Adrenaline, chemicals and hormones surge through our bodies, our heart rate increases, our immune system shuts off, preparing us to fight or flee. There are also two other stress responses being freeze and fawn. Our stress response is individual to us and individual to the circumstances. We cannot pre-determine how we or another will react, when placed in the stress response.
This is meant to be a short-term response. Once the stress, fear, risk is gone, our body returns to its natural state of homeostasis. The problem is if we still feel under threat and stress because of unaddressed triggers in our unconscious, our body remains in a constant stress response state.
Some of the ways trauma can manifest in our bodies and our life:
- People Pleasing
- Avoiding Conflict
- Insecurity and/or Projection
- Jealousy and Control
- Bullying Behaviour
- Unhealthy Attachments
- Relationship Issues
- Searching for external validation
- Self-sabotaging Behaviour
- Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks
- Physical Pain and Illness
- Feeling Stuck and Unmotivated
- Suicidal Ideation, Thoughts and/or Attempts
A particularly helpful treatment I use is Emotional Mind Integration
We work to uncover the trauma in the body in a client centred, trauma informed approach, that is both safe and effective. The constant research and knowledge of the science of our brain, has seen the emergence of new techniques and treatments to support people in a therapeutic and holistic environment.
We all feel those painful, numbing, terrifying and overwhelming emotions at times, but they are a hurdle on our journey and don’t need to be our destination.
Managing Life After Counselling/Mentoring
How to manage your emotions
It is the start of a healing, change and growth journey, where we rediscover your innate internal power, and give you the tools to support you moving forward.
There is No One System For Everyone
My practise of individual counselling and mentoring is tailoring each session to the need of the client. I work with a range of modalities and tools, with the knowledge, experience and understanding that there is no one system to suit everyone. It is working together to achieve the best outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of counselling and coaching?
Most of us if we are truthful have things we can work on and changes we could make. Our belief system is formed by the age of around 7 and some of those beliefs we hold no longer serve us. Interestingly, they sit in our unconscious mind so rarely do we know what is triggering certain feelings and behaviours in us and they can effect all parts of our lives. We call them limiting beliefs as they are beliefs that are no longer healthy for us and limit our thinking and lives. For example a belief carried often is “I’m not enough” and this can really cause issues. Getting underneath these beliefs are critical to move forward and grow.
It’s a safe space to talk about your feelings and pain, as we work together to find the best modalities and tools for your individual needs. Our inner world is so often neglected because we focus so heavily on our outer world, when in reality if our inner world does not get the attention it needs, it can and does cause havoc on our whole world.
What is trauma informed care?
When working with clients who have experienced trauma it’s critical that the therapist is trauma informed, meaning we approach care and therapy safely, collaboratively, with choice, trust and empowerment. It’s a holistic approach and we take into account both the physical and mental effects of trauma. We know trauma sits in the body and we use tools to safely release it.