Trauma is a deeply personal experience and can affect us in many ways, physically, mentally and emotionally. How one person responds to a stressful or life-threatening event depends very much on their own psychological resources and coping skills, as well as any previous experience of trauma or extreme stress.

Trauma can result from either a catastrophic event or less distressing events such as a car accident. Equally, there can be cumulative stress or trauma over time if a person has lived through abusive, neglectful or bullying situations.

If have you experienced

  • a car or workplace accident
  • a natural disaster such as flood, fire or earthquake
  • an act of violence such as a physical attack, armed robbery, war
  • rape or abuse as a child
  • suicide of a friend or family member
  • bullying as a child or adult in the workplace.

… Then you may benefit from psychological counselling and therapy.

When should you make an appointment?

It’s best to seek professional assistance if the symptoms resulting from a traumatic or distressing event are too overwhelming or last for more than a couple of weeks.

Warning signs may include:

  • being unable to handle the intense feelings or physical sensations
  • continuing to have physical symptoms of being tense, agitated and on edge
  • continuing to have disturbed sleep and / or nightmares
  • feeling numb and empty
  • continuing to experience strong distressing emotions
  • having relationship problems with friends, family and colleagues
  • having no-one to support you and with whom you can share your feelings and emotions
  • increasing your use of alcohol or drugs.

The Richards Trauma Process

My approach

I use a number of focused psychological therapies, including hypnosis, to help stressed, anxious or traumatised people. We’ll work out the best approach for you.

A therapy I have found to be very helpful is the Richards Trauma Process (TRTP), in which I am an accredited practitioner.

The Richards Trauma Process

TRTP was designed by Judith Richards as a result of her own journey of healing from severe trauma.

It is an elegant step-by-step process designed to resolve not only extreme trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but the trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, OCD, addictions, and so on.

In summary: TRTP is an initial three to five session hypnosis process that aims to move the person into the future trauma-free, without re-traumatising them.

This is achieved by:

  • changing the underlying unconscious core beliefs
  • taking the emotional charge out of the event/s
  • and moving the person out of the fight-or-flight freeze position, which is what keeps the person feeling unsafe and unable to function in the world.

Further sessions may be needed to integrate the changes fully into your life.

Is the Richards Trauma Process for you?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, and you are looking for a drug-free solution, please take a moment to watch this video. It explains the process and how it could help you.

An important understanding in trauma therapy is that in order to move into the future trauma-free, the person needs to know “It’s over and I’m safe.”

The TRTP hypnosis approach is best described as being in a trance-like state, as you will be actively engaged in the process throughout.

Please contact me to find out more and discuss if this therapy could help you.

I use a number of focused psychological therapies, including hypnosis, to help stressed, anxious or traumatised people.

A therapy I have found to be very helpful is the Richards Trauma Process (TRTP), in which I am an accredited practitioner.

TRTP was designed by Judith Richards as a result of her own journey of healing from severe trauma. It is an elegant step-by-step process designed to resolve not only extreme trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but the trauma-related symptoms such as depression, anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, OCD, addictions and so on. The process is not for everyone as there is no one treatment approach for everyone.

In summary: TRTP is a three to five session hypnosis process that aims to move the person into the future trauma-free without re-traumatising them.

This is achieved by:

  • changing the underlying unconscious core beliefs,
  • taking the emotional charge out of the event/s
  • and moving the person out of the fight-or-flight freeze position, which is what keeps the person feeling unsafe and unable to function in the world.

An important understanding in trauma therapy is that in order to move into the future trauma-free, the person needs to know “It’s over and I’m safe.”

The TRTP hypnosis approach is best described as being in a trance-like state, as you will be actively engaged in the process throughout.

Further sessions may be needed to integrate the changes fully into your life.

Is the Richards Trauma Process for you?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, and you are looking for a drug-free solution, please take a moment to watch this video. It explains the process and how it could help you.

Please contact me to find out more and discuss if this therapy could help you.