Trauma Support -

Trauma support

"I was in a position that nothing was feeling "right", but I couldn't pin down what was "wrong" - I'd felt really strong and positive after my daughter's birth, the feeding issues we'd had in the early days had all been overcome, and she was absolutely thriving. But I was getting anxiety and panic attacks, triggered by conversations with nursery, news articles involving babies I came across through work, even a Disney film on one occasion! I'd never considered what I went through to be traumatic - I thought 'trauma' was reserved for huge, one-off, negative experiences. I'd definitely fallen into the trap of comparison, and thought that because my experience wasn't as bad as someone else's, asking for help was taking that help away from someone else. Tricia helped me understand that any emotion felt so intensely over a long period of time is also a form of trauma, and that what I was feeling was valid, and deserving of help. Working on healing my breastfeeding trauma has had an enormous impact. My husband noticed a difference almost instantly. I could talk about the mechanics of feeding, newborn babies, my tiny Hannah, without my heart rate shooting up and tears filling my eyes. I interact differently with her, I stay calmer when I'm with her when she's upset, and I don't obsess over every bite of food she takes and every minute of sleep she gets. I'm so much more trusting of her independence, which has allowed her to settle in at nursery and me to feel confident coming back to work and actually feeling capable in my career. The most amazing outcome, which was completely unexpected, was the wave of memories that were unlocked in the weeks after we'd finished our work. Moments from the first four months of my daughter's life reappeared in my memory that I never knew I'd shut out. It was wonderful!"

Birth, Perinatal and REPRODUCTIVE Trauma Support

Around one in three mums/parents describe their birth as traumatic with around 4% of parents developing PTSD in the perinatal period.

If you’re experiencing any of these feeling it could be you have experienced birth or perinatal trauma:

  • Heightened level of anxiety
  • Hypervigilance
  • Not bonding with your baby
  • Relationship problems with your partner/family
  • Inability to cope day-to-day
  • Postnatal depression/anxiety/PTSD
  • Flashbacks
  • Numbness
  • Disassociation
  • Inability to sleep
  • Restlessness
  • Not want to have another baby
  • Don’t want to have any sexual relationship

You’ve possibly had a great birth, but could have experienced trauma around miscarriage/baby loss, IVF/Fertility journey, breastfeeding/feeding, hyperemisis (pregnancy sickness), postnatal experience, neonatal unit, colic/reflux baby and more.

I can help you with 3 Step Traumatic Birth Recovery REWIND technique.

Most people find that within 2/3 sessions, you will go from experiencing symptoms of trauma to feeling relief, at peace and able to move on with the rest of your life.

This programme will help you feel:

  • Able to talk about your experience without big emotions
  • Calmer, relaxed and able to think more clearly and get on with everyday life much more easily 
  • Lighter and freer as all the emotions associated with the memory have been lifted
  • Able to move on and plan the rest of your life from a place of rational thinking
  • At peace and accepting of what’s happened is in the past 

All sessions are currently on zoom.  

There is a set fee for this support which is £395.  VERY occasionally, additional help is required but this is rare.

Whilst I use this support generally for perinatal and reproductive trauma, this can also be expanded into other areas. Do get in touch for more support if you’d like a gentle and effective way to move on from trauma and get your life back.

“Tricia came through general recommendation from my midwife. I’d been struggling with PTSD symptoms from my daughter’s birth which were coming to the fore during my second pregnancy. I felt really unsure what was going to work as I’d already tried a few weeks of an NHS course which I felt was too general for my specific birth trauma. Tricia clearly explained the process of REWIND therapy to me on our initial call and I felt at ease with her from the get-go. Being a mum and all the birth experience she has as a doula allowed me to feel listened too and it was easy for me to open up to her. REWIND is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever gone through. I found the release hugely cathartic as it allowed me to remember the strength I had and the positives I had experienced within a really hard time. Tricia was so careful with me and her guidance was amazing. After two sessions, I was feeling so much better and we had another call after two weeks to see how I was doing. I’m so pleased to say it’s completely worked for me. I still recognise what I went through but it’s without the fear and upset I was experiencing. That wouldn’t have happened without Tricia.”