Phase orientated approaches to trauma

Phase orientated approaches to trauma Phase orientated approaches to trauma can help demystify the process of trauma therapy. In this vein they can help you feel as if you have some sense of knowledge, autonomy and control in the process of your therapy. There is an emphasis on the therapeutic … Continue reading

A person-centred approach in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

A person-centred approach in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It was whilst I was in training that I first worked with a client who had experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA). I drew upon the resources I had acquired through my training and practice – a working awareness … Continue reading

Working Therapeutically with Trauma

Working therapeutically with trauma Trauma affects many people in unique and individual ways. You may be a survivor of sexual abuse, sustained violence, sexual violence or domestic abuse. You may be a survivor of trauma through the loss of a loved one in traumatic circumstances, you may have witnessed trauma … Continue reading

The Effects of Childhood Abuse and the Process of Recovery

The Effects of Childhood Abuse and the Process of Recovery by Malcolm Underhill Child abuse statistics Research on child abuse in the UK reveals shocking results. An estimated 1 in 20 children have been abused; over 23,000 sexual offences against children were recorded last year (source: NSPCC and ChildLine). Childhood trauma … Continue reading

Break

Break My apologies for the break in my blogs – I’ve been away on holiday. We had a lovely time relaxing and enjoying the change of scenery and routine. It reminded me though of my early days of seeing a therapist and how different it felt way back then for … Continue reading

The Journal

The Journal by Silent Voice Having taken the brave and somewhat seemingly out of the blue decision to disclose, this step led me into uncharted territory and a whole new set of difficult thoughts and feelings emerged. Actually not so much emerged – more as though I had been hit … Continue reading

My Journey

My Journey by Silent Voice My journey on the road to healing started way back in 2000 when I disclosed to the psychotherapist I was currently working with at that time. I hadn’t planned on saying about it in that session. I just blurted it out very awkwardly as I … Continue reading

Vision of Hope

Vision of Hope – Forward by Cheryl: This letter was sent to me by Jen, regarding her sister. I thank her for coming forward and sharing her story with me. Again, I appreciate her allowing me to submit her letter and my response to Havoca. Hopefully, through our sharing, we … Continue reading

Survivor Issues in Group Therapy

Survivor Issues in Group Therapy By Catherine McAlpine, LCSW-C, and Barbara McCormick, LCSW-C In 1989, we began working with female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in small, supportive groups. Survivors frequently feel isolated and believe that they are unique in being subjected to the trauma of abuse and the associated … Continue reading