The effects of trauma can vary depending on whether the experience was first hand or as in a many cases witnesses of a trauma. The reaction to trauma can be triggered by people, places or things generally associated with that trauma.


Psychological symptoms of Trauma

  • Heart Palpitations and sweating
  • Headaches, backaches and stomach aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of sex driveIrrated bowel
  • Easily startled and frightened
  • Increased use of alcohol/drugs

Physical symptoms of Trauma

  • Fear
  • Shock
  • Flashbacks
  • Detachment/Isolation
  • Nightmare
  • Isolation
  • Loss os memory and minimizing the trauma
  • Self blame
  • Shame
  • Survivor guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty with trusting


Most people who have had experianced traume will be first treated by their doctor, but any many cases better progress is made by a referral to a trained psychotherapist who specialises in mental health issues

How can I help?

My name is Sue Lane Ad.Dip.CP. I am based at various locations in The South: The Wimborne Clinic, situated in Wimborne, Dorset and The Natural Body Cafe, Poole and now at PAATC (Poole Antiageing Therapy Centre, Lower Parkstone. Choosing a therapist can be a daunting experience so I offer a safe space, in a non-judgemental environment for people who require counselling and psychotherapy. I offer an eclectic mix of therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs and cover a wide range of subjects. All Counselling sessions are confidential and I adhere to the Code of Ethics set out by both The Counselling Directory and The National Counselling Society.

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