We can’t change difficult situations of the past, however, we can work together to transform and resolve the current challenges in your life.
How? By working together in a way that will guide the transformation of your mind by processing any emotional disturbances that you have (e.g., trauma, anxiety, depression, panic). Our knowledge and experience will enable you to free yourself of life-limiting restrictions and difficulties.
We work with a large number of emotional difficulties and have special advanced training in treating trauma. Working through trauma can be scary, painful, and potentially re-traumatising. Because of the risk of re-traumatisation, this healing work is best done with the help of an experienced trauma specialist. It’s very important that the therapist you choose has experience treating trauma. But the quality of the relationship with your therapist is equally important. After meeting a potential trauma therapist, ask yourself these questions:
- Did you feel comfortable discussing your problems with the therapist?
- Did you feel like the therapist understood what you were talking about?
- Were your concerns taken seriously or were they minimised or dismissed?
- Were you treated with compassion and respect?
- Do you believe that you could grow to trust the therapist?
Treatment for psychological and emotional trauma
In order to heal from psychological and emotional trauma, you must face and resolve the unbearable feelings and memories you’ve long avoided. Otherwise they will return again and again, unbidden and uncontrollable. However, with our advanced methods, this can be done in a safe and often surprisingly pleasant manner.
Trauma treatment and healing involves:
- Processing trauma-related memories and feelings
- Discharging pent-up “fight-or-flight” energy
- Learning how to regulate strong emotions
- Building or rebuilding the ability to trust other people
Lucia Hall is a psychotherapist, traumatologist, lecturer, communication coach , supervisor and clinical hypnotherapist. She is a certified trauma specialist and an expert in treating trauma, PTSD and the conditions that so often accompany them, such as anxiety, depression, nightmares and flashbacks. She was born and raised in Panama before moving to the United States where she was a social worker in the Family and Child Protection units in Detroit, Michigan. Lucia has a British husband and now lives in the UK.
Lucia studied her MSc. in Mental Health at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital & Kings College School of Medicine/ Institute of Psychiatry. The main therapeutic approaches studied were Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) – two excellent and complimentary cognitive approaches.
Lucia has developed and added to that expertise by studying numerous other speiclist courses, including a Diploma in Trauma and Abuse (Dip. PICT), a Diploma in Christian Counselling (from London Bible College, now the London School of Theology), she is an EMDR practitioner (Level 3) and is trainer for MBTI (Levels 2 & 3). Additional specialised training includes Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), Lifespan Integration (LI), Behavioral Activation (BA) and various other trauma-focused processes.
As well as specialising in trauma and abuse, including being a consultant Traumatologist for the insurance and legal professions, she also has a great deal of experience in working with depression and anxiety. Lucia also has written a number of acccredited training courses Our training courses are accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and recognised by the Open University. Lucia is a member of many professional bodies including AACC, ACC, APA, BABCP, MBACP, EMDR UK, NCP, UKPTS and ESTSS. She is a fellow of NCP for her contributions to the field of counselling and psychotherapy.