For appointments or information:
Clinics in Brighton, Haywards Heath and Lewes
Call Steve on 07731 549836
Somatic Trauma Therapy
What is Somatic Trauma Therapy?
Somatic Trauma Therapy is a body-oriented approach to working with shock and trauma. Feelings of overwhelm can persist following highly stressful and traumatic experiences. Even when the rational mind knows the threat has passed, the subconscious and the body can respond “as if” it is still present. This can lead to feelings of constantly being “on alert”, fatigue and a range of other symptoms.
In my practice, I offer a safe space for you to explore your responses to stress and trauma. With growing awareness and resilience, new ways to support wellbeing become accessible and the lasting effects of the trauma change. We work together to recognise what has helped you this far and process the presenting issues so that you can move beyond past experiences to a fuller, more integrated sense of self.
What happens in a Somatic Trauma Therapy session?
I integrate Somatic Trauma Therapy into nearly every session. Physical, spatial, sensory and emotional responses are explored through verbal communication so they can be acknowledged and processed in safety. The way that we work together is established through ongoing negotiation and is reviewed across the time we work together.
NB: The sessions I offer are in complementary therapy and are not a substitute for medical care. If you are concerned about your health please also contact your GP.
Where to find Somatic Trauma Therapy in Sussex
I practice in both East Sussex and West Sussex from clinics in Brighton, Lewes and Haywards Heath. The clinics are easy to access from the surrounding areas of Hove, Shoreham by Sea, Portslade, Seaford, Newhaven, Eastourne, Uckfield, Worthing, Crawley, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and the villages of Mid Sussex.