How We Treat Trauma at Fenton House

Trauma can have a deep and lasting impact on your ability to get on with normal everyday life but here at Fenton House, we can help you to overcome the pain and suffering you are dealing with. We provide trauma therapy that will help you manage the issues that are affecting you every single day.

What Is Trauma?

Trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless, powerless and vulnerable in your life.   Traumatic experiences often involve a threat to life or safety, but any situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic.

When the mind is overwhelmed by trauma, it struggles to recognise the event or events as over, as being a past memory. For someone who is traumatised, it can be experienced as ‘ongoing’, ‘happening right now’, in the ‘present’ moment. This is due to the brain not being able to integrate the entirety of the incident, or incidents and assess the situation as having ended, being ’over’.

What Is Trauma Therapy?

Trauma therapy is a form of therapy designed to treat the effects of a traumatic event. The fundamental aim of this type of therapy is to help the affected individual to feel safe and secure. The experience that you have had may have left you struggling to cope with everyday life.

Sometimes, the symptoms of trauma will subside and the individual in question may begin to function normally once again. However, the symptoms may sometimes return and leave the person feeling devastated once again. Another stressful situation might cause the symptoms of it to return, or something may happen that causes that person to relive or remember everything all over again. If this happens, the person may need treatment such as counselling or therapy.

Here at Fenton House, we understand how it can affect individuals and we know that left untreated can begin to infiltrate a person’s life to the extent that normal daily life is negatively affected. Relationships can be damaged and long-term side effects can occur.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is effective treatment for trauma and one that we have extensive experience with. Our aim is to identify the cause of the it and to help patients deal with this effectively. As well as cognitive behaviour therapy, we have a range of other tools and techniques designed to help trauma sufferers overcome their problems. Call us today for more information on how we can help if you are suffering from any of the above.

Can Fenton House Help Me Overcome My Trauma?

At Fenton House, we have a team of fully trained counsellors and therapists with experience and knowledge of trauma and how it affects those that suffer from it. Our programmes are designed to help you develop positives thought patterns for dealing with your trauma-related memories.

We work hard to ensure that any therapies we use are specifically designed with you in mind. We know that the key to helping you overcome your trauma is to find a programme that works for you and your particular requirements.

We understand that you are likely to find it difficult to talk through your experiences and we also know that this is an emotionally distressing time. However, our expert counsellors and therapists have been fully trained to guide you through this process with minimum pain and suffering. We will ensure that you feel safe and secure during your treatments and will always work at a pace that suits you.

Treatments Used in Therapy

When it comes to helping you overcome the impact of a traumatic event, various treatment options are available to our counsellors and services. The basis of trauma therapy is to encourage you to talk about the event and to help you process the memories to minimise their impact on your everyday life. This can be achieved with various treatments, including:

  • Individual Counselling – Individual counselling will take place between you and one of our counsellors. During these sessions, you will discuss the traumatic event that you experienced. We understand that this can be deeply distressing and can bring forth painful memories, but know that you will be fully supported at all times to help you get through the process. The aim of these discussions is to enable you to talk about what happened and to help you learn how to deal with the memories without being traumatised.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is used to replace the negative memories and emotions with thoughts or actions that allow you to cope. During CBT, you will be encouraged to think about the event in detail so that you can identify the traumatic memories clearly. Your counsellor will then help you to change the way you think or feel about this experience in a bid to help you get some control over your distress. For example, you may have an irrational fear that the same experience will happen again, or you could be blaming yourself for something that was in no way your fault. This counselling will help to overcome these thought patterns.
  • Group Therapy – Where appropriate, you may take part in group discussions with other trauma sufferers. Sharing stories and experiences can be therapeutic in terms of showing you different ways to manage your own thoughts and experiences.

What Are the Benefits?

You are probably well aware of the negative impact that trauma can have on daily life. Living your life with the constant fear of flashbacks as well as feelings of anxiety and isolation may be preventing you from living a normal life.

You could be struggling to maintain relationships with those around you, and you may feel completely alone. You might even be using chemical substances to try to block out the pain and suffering you are experiencing. If this is the case, you could end up suffering even more.

Many of those who experience trauma will try to numb the pain or block out any traumatic memories by consuming chemical substances. While this may provide temporary relief, continued substance abuse can lead to addiction and poor health.

Trauma therapy can help to get your life back on track. Your experience and how it has affected you, both mentally and emotionally, could be ruining your chances of living a normal life. Nonetheless, if you access a programme of trauma therapy right now, you could learn how to manage your thoughts and feelings effectively, eventually allowing you to regain control of your life once more.

If your relationship with family members has been suffering because of the effects of your traumatic experience, you can look forward to getting these back on track too. As part of a treatment programme with Fenton House, you and your family members will learn how to overcome the impact that your trauma has had.

What Are the Available Treatments?

Fenton House is an extended rehab centre. You might find our programme useful to help overcome the effects of your traumatic experience, particularly if you have also been abusing mood-altering chemicals to help ease your pain and suffering.

Our programmes are typically between six and twelve weeks long, with the length of stay depending on your needs and individual circumstances. Just for your information, our clinic is decorated to the very highest standard, ensuring your comfort and safety at all times.

We can help you to turn your life around with trauma therapy. You do not have to continue living with the dark cloud of your experience hanging over your head. Please call us today to learn more about Fenton House and the type of programmes we provide. We will answer any questions you have about our programmes, our clinic or anything else you wish to discuss.

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