Domestic Abuse and Trauma Recovery support
Domestic violence Abuse & Trauma recovery support
What is Domestic Abuse?
'an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.' (Woman's Aid, 2018)
Domestic violence/abuse, sexual violence/abuse, coercive behaviour, psychological/emotional abuse. financial abuse., neglect or acts of omission, discriminatory abuse.
What is Trauma?
'Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences' (Psychology Today, 2018)
I have worked within the Domestic Abuse and Trauma support system here in the South West since 2003.
I specialise in domestic abuse and trauma recovery support and understand how the effects of trauma and domestic abuse can feel permanent and dis-empowering, often laying dormant in our subconscious until triggered by sights or smells that bring confusion and immobilise our sense of rationale and safety.
I offer a safe and ethical way of working therapeutically through the effects of abuse and trauma. Helping you to discover an understanding of your own inner strengths and take back your power from the oppression of abuse and trauma.
We can not change our experiences, however, we can change how we feel about them through therapeutic working progress and creating new thought processes and somatic feelings attached to the memory of trauma and abuse.
Working with the effects of domestic violence/abuse and trauma is complex and working integratively enables my clients to work through present and historical trauma such as ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in a safe and confidential space. This can have a positive effect on present day relationships and how we manage our everyday lives in the shadow of abuse and trauma.
I understand how difficult it is to speak out about violence and abuse but I encourage you to do just that !
It is not EVER OK for a person to treat you with anything less than the respect that you deserve. If you think you may be suffering from abuse or are worried about someone you know, please call the support services available to you in your area or click on the links below.
If you are enquiring out of hours please call:
Woman's Aid - 0808 2000 247
In a non-emergency -101
In an emergency - 999
PLYMOUTH DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES (PDAS)
0800 458 2558
Torbay Domestic Abuse Support Service (TDAS)
0800 916 1474
Splitz Support Service
0345 155 1074
Devon Rape Crisis
01392 204 174