What is Developmental Trauma?
Developmental Trauma is a term used to describe adversity in childhood. This may include abuse, neglect or other adverse experiences which impacted negatively on you as a child and essentially created an unsafe environment for you growing up. You may see developmental trauma being described in three different ways; complex, chronic or acute. Developmental trauma can have a huge impact in later life as an adult.
Do counselling and Psychotherapy help with developmental trauma?
Yes. Psychotherapy recognises that trauma in early life can lead to many complex symptoms in adults and can lead to diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bi-Polar disorders or personality disorders. Your therapist will work with you to explore the underlying cause of any symptoms, behaviours or traits you may experience or display as an adult. Central to this work will be establishing a safe space where you can begin to understand and work through anything that feels unresolved and is impacting on your life today.