Our treatment model adheres to the well-established framework for trauma recovery which is comprised of 3 principle phases:
- Safety and Stabilisation
Experiencing trauma can alter your basic assumptions about safety and trust in the world, making it challenging to rely on others and to find a sense of inner calm. You and your therapist will work to build a therapeutic alliance and develop a toolkit of self-regulation and personal care strategies to help you feel grounded before processing through your traumatic memories.
- Processing and Grieving
At this stage of treatment, you will begin to retell your experiences and process through the complex layers of associated thoughts, feelings and body sensations with your therapist. Patience and containment are key and each individual will work at a different pace. Through evidence-based interventions, you will work to construct a new interpretation of the traumatic memories, making adaptable and empowering narratives that restore your sense of self. This is a process of letting go in order to move forward.
- Reconnection and Integration
The final phase of treatment is a consolidation of all your therapeutic progress and begins to enable you to reclaim a sense of pleasure, connection and purpose. You and your therapist will continue working to sustain the changes you’ve made and expand your emotional and relational world; forming enriching bonds with others and ultimately with yourself.
We recognise that the recovery process does not always follow a linear path and we will weave through the various stages, responding to your unique needs and circumstances. We offer a range of intervention plans from high-intensity support to more conventional weekly therapy.