Childhood experiences play a pivotal role in shaping our identities and influencing our future wellbeing. While many childhood memories are treasured, some experiences can leave lasting scars that impact our adult lives. Childhood trauma, in its various forms, can have profound effects on emotional, psychological, and even physical health. Recognising the signs and seeking childhood trauma therapy is essential for healing and reclaiming a healthier adulthood.
Types of Childhood Trauma
Childhood trauma encompasses a range of experiences that disrupt normal development and leave individuals vulnerable to long-term issues. These may include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, parental substance abuse, or the loss of a loved one. Each of these experiences can shape our perception of safety, trust, and self-worth, often resulting in a complex array of adult struggles.
Symptoms of Childhood Trauma in Adults
The effects of childhood trauma can manifest in various ways during adulthood. Emotional struggles such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem may arise, with some individuals experiencing difficulties in forming and maintaining healthy relationships due to trust issues. Unhealthy coping mechanisms including substance abuse, self-harm, or disordered eating may also emerge as ways to manage emotional pain. Additionally, physical health problems such as chronic pain and insomnia can also be linked to early traumatic experiences.
Childhood Trauma Therapy
Healing from childhood trauma is a journey that often requires professional support. At Aguilera Psychology, we offer childhood trauma counselling within a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore and process their experiences. Dr Kat Aguilera, our specialist childhood trauma therapist, uses evidence-based approaches such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) to help individuals manage symptoms, reframe negative beliefs, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Speak to Childhood Trauma Counsellor
For more information about our online childhood trauma counselling, or to book your initial online consultation with Dr Kat Aguilera, contact us today on 07919911501, or email us at email@example.com.