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Traumatic or Challenging Life Event

Comprehensive Support for Traumatic or Challenging Life Events

At Joanne Fitzgerald Therapy, we specialise in providing comprehensive and compassionate support for individuals navigating through traumatic or challenging life events. Every person's experience with trauma is distinct, and we are committed to guiding you through your healing journey, assisting you in reclaiming peace and building resilience.
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Understanding Trauma

Traumatic events can be deeply distressing and overwhelming, often leading to lasting emotional, psychological, and sometimes physical repercussions.

Trauma can stem from various incidents, including:

  • Abuse or sexual assault
  • Domestic Family Violence
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Natural disasters
  • and other significant life-altering events

Our approach to therapy is adaptive and designed to cater to the distinct healing needs of each individual.

Our Approach

Our therapeutic strategies are holistic and personalised, recognising the specific needs and healing pace of each individual.

We employ evidence-based therapies, such as Schema Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to address the profound effects of trauma.

1. Assessment and Recognition

Our initial phase involves a thorough assessment to comprehend the nature and impact of the traumatic event, allowing us to craft an individualised healing plan tailored to address specific symptoms and emotional challenges.

2. Therapeutic Intervention

We provide a range of therapeutic interventions emphasising emotional processing, resilience building, and coping mechanism enhancement to help individuals confront and transform traumatic memories and associated feelings.

3. Body-Mind Connection

Understanding trauma's physical implications, we incorporate techniques that help reconnect the mind and body, fostering holistic healing.

4. Identifying Triggers and Reducing symptoms

We will work with you to develop a deeper understanding of your trauma triggers. Together we will build a toolbox of strategies to reduce symptoms and lessen the impact the trauma has on your daily functioning and interpersonal relationships.

5. Relapse Prevention

Our aim is to equip clients with the tools and strategies to prevent potential emotional setbacks, ensuring sustained recovery and emotional strength.

"Overcome the shadows of the past, and embrace a future filled with hope and strength."

– Joanne Fitzgerald

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About Joanne Fitzgerald

Joanne is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, proficient in assisting individuals who have faced traumatic or challenging life events.

Holding notable qualifications in psychology and trauma counselling, Joanne offers a depth of understanding and expertise to her practice.

Grounded in the belief that every individual has the inherent capacity for resilience and growth, Joanne provides a tranquil, supportive, and client-centric environment, allowing individuals to journey through their healing at their own pace, empowered by their own strengths.

Ready to journey beyond your trauma towards a brighter tomorrow?

Whether it's a recent event or a distant memory, the weight of trauma doesn't have to define your future. Together, we will navigate the intricacies of your healing process, empowering you to reclaim peace, strength, and joy in your life.