Trauma Counseling

Your trauma is not who you are. It is something that was done to you or happened to you.’’
Coral Anika Theill

Have you been violated by any of the following CRIMES?

  • Armed Robbery
  • Hijacking
  • House Break-in
  • Smash and Grab
  • Held Up
  • Molestation
  • Beaten Up/Physical Abuse
  • Hit and Run
  • Road Rage
  • Rape or Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse

Any form of trauma may have an impact on the physical body, emotions and mental well being unless effectively treated.

Sadly with crime on the increase, the direction of my practise is progressively shifting to assisting more and more people who have been violated by crime of one kind or another. Unlike a few years ago, today we know people in our immediate circle who have been affected by crime.

Being violated can result in many different emotional feelings: anger (see Anger Management), shock, fear, denial, rage, depression, exposed or naked, alone or lost, trapped, sadness, grief, resentment, feeling irritated and snappy, guilty etc. I highly recommend reviewing the detailed report on this website entitled Stages of Loss as this will facilitate your understanding of the emotions you’re possibly experiencing.

Unless effectively treated, the negative experience and emotions of this nature can be debilitating; often resulting in a detrimental affect not only with one’s inter-personal relationships but also impairing our ability to concentrate, memory loss, both work and sleep patterns are usually affected too. Many people also report feeling disorientated, anxious and fearful, trembling or sweating, having nightmares etc. Most simply cannot stop repeating the heinous event over and over in their minds or completely dissociate in an attempt to ‘deal with’ the unpleasant trauma i.e. denial … “no, I’m OK!” is a classical response. These are all normal symptoms of trauma.

In November 2010, I also found myself confronted by, and staring down the barrel of a gun in an unpleasant hijacking. Fortunately, neither my friend nor I were physically hurt, although very shaken from the experience. Thank goodness for my understanding of trauma; I was well equipped with various stress release tools to effectively and completely overcome an otherwise very traumatic experience. One of them, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) otherwise known as ‘tapping’ is an amazingly powerful stress release technique. Knowing first hand what it feels like to live through such a shocking and traumatic experience, I’m better equipped and able to empathically assist others who have been traumatised.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or ‘tapping’ is now being used with great effect and results to treat USA War Veterans, many of whom were previously institutionalised because of their PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The results have been remarkable; EFT is fast becoming known as the universal healing aid of the 21st century. In fact, I firmly believe everyone should be taught how to apply EFT ‘tapping’ – it is such a profound life skill.

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 What Clients Say?

“I have to recommend this service to all. I was a Cargo Manager at the Johannesburg International Airport, where in the early hours of the morning my staff fell victim to an armed robbery. They were very traumatized and one had to be admitted to hospital after being assaulted by one of the perpetrators. I got in touch with Bridget who came to give counselling to the staff. she was great and the feedback from her and the staff was amazing. It wasn't costly and did not require a follow up session as the staff were in a good space after the first session. If you find yourself or your staff in need of counselling, don't hesitate to contact Bridget.”

Nico H.

“A few years ago I was really struggling with public speaking fears - I know this is career limiting but couldn't help myself. My fears, anxiety and the stress really got the better of me one evening at an event. Bridget saw my distress, and offered to help. I couldn't believe how quickly she helped, within minutes I felt absolutely calm and relaxed. I've subsequently delivered many presentations with ease, even enjoying it. I MC'd my friend's wedding with ease too. I highly recommend Bridget to help you overcome your fears and phobias - she's excellent.”

Jaco L

“Bridget is sharply observant of the source of one's stresses and strains and is immensely enthusiastic and motivational in helping one deal with challenges in all arenas of life. So glad she is a consultation away #gratitude.”

Michele H

“Bridget was my life line when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. The anti stress techniques she taught me were invaluable and she was a text away anytime i needed her. I’m so grateful to know I have you on speed dial.”

Kathryn M

“I could have never imagined that a powerful tool like this existed. From one session, I had a life changing experience where anxiety, stress and fear was a normal part of my daily routine to a clam clear and collected way of conducting my day. Even more amazing was that EFT was not a temporary solution but a lasting feeling that I still have a week later. EFT has empowered me to take control of so many aspects of my life with confidence and make life so much more enjoyable!”

Pieter

“Hi Bridget, all is indeed well on my side – thanks to you! I still tap and my baby actually reacts to my tapping now! It’s so amazing and I am so grateful to have made the choice to keep him despite the turmoil in my life. I have amazing friends who support me and I am so excited for my son’s birth on 15 September. Will send you a picture as soon as I can OK? Take care and once again, thank you for calming the waters for me. Lots of love”

PF

“This message serves to say THANK YOU for contributing in my success as a person. You've made me aware of the things I was not aware of. Since then I use some of your principles in my life on a daily basis. You've also answered some of my long awaiting questions in life and I really appreciate it. Be blessed and I thank you.”

Jabu, Centurion

“My life got turned around in one afternoon, it’s as if you cleared years of blockages in one sitting, and I can be sceptical of certain alternative healing methods. I still can’t believe that such a simple, non invasive healing can have such dramatic results. I can’t wait to tap again with you and see what else I have been burying deep inside my stubborn brain … if only everyone knew about this! Best wishes.”

Byron, Cape Town

“Thank you so much for the session I had with you. It did wonders for me. It helped me get past my fear of public speaking to a point where I actually enjoy standing up there now. I still get a bit nervous, and then I do some tapping and it helps tremendously. Thanks again.”

Barbara

“EFT is all about letting go. We destroy our present and our future by nurturing our personal traumas - whatever they may be. Sometimes what we thought was the problem isn’t - Bridget helped me to ‘sort’ through the self imposed fog I found myself in. I went to see her once and the result was immediate and life changing. I learnt to be objective and distance myself and see my value and move into my true space. THANK YOU Bridget XXX (You DID change my life Bridget. So grateful. Want you to help lots more people).”

Lucia

“Being in the complimentary health profession myself, I have come to recognise the importance of releasing emotional ‘baggage’ that keeps us from being whole. The Emotional Freedom Technique helped me to shift some deep-seated behavioural patterns that I was oblivious to as it had become so much a part of who I was. Bridget has a keen sense of guiding the process to those deep layers that we keep hidden from ourselves and she does this gently and with a great deal of compassion. What I found so beneficial is that once the emotion was revealed, it was not necessary to spend days picking at old wounds like one would do in conventional therapy. Instead I acknowledged the emotion and then moved on swiftly and elegantly without having to dwell on all the unpleasantness. I would recommend EFT to anyone who wishes to expand their consciousness.”

Laura M

“I have suffered from depression and been on medication for many years (since about 1990). I have always wanted to get off the medication because of the many side effects. This seemed impossible until I met Bridget and learnt about EFT. One session gave me the tools to work with EFT and enabled me to get through difficult times. I am now no longer on medication! I use EFT when troubled and find that within a few minutes I am once again able to cope. And it really works!!!! My thanks to you.”

Joan

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