COUNSELLING & SOMATIC
Trauma is not what happens to you, but what happens inside of you as a result of what happens to you.
It does not have to be a life sentence.
- Peter Levine & Gabor Mate -
T E S T I M O N I A L
"There's a peace along with the self confidence and belief that's continuing to grow session by session and it's having such a positive impact on my life right now."
INFORMATION ON SERVICES
Therapy is for Everyone
Life is Hard
Many people think that their life experience doesn’t warrant therapy, but mental wellbeing is not defined by an absence of adversity. We all have good days and we all have bad days and we all have a threshold at which we find we can no longer cope with the things that are presenting themselves in our lives.
This ability to cope is not a constant thing. Mental health issues do not just happen in extraordinary circumstances, the majority of them happen in very ordinary spaces, and over a prolonged period of time.
Therapy promotes an environment that invites growth, exploration, and understanding of what it is to be human.
This is the journey of life and it is in a state of constant motion.
Trauma Informed Practice
What is Trauma Informed Therapy?
Trauma is an event, or a set of events that overwhelms a person's ability to cope. These may be big or small events.
A trauma-informed therapist recognises that a person may not think of themselves as a trauma survivor and may not be aware of living with the consequences of what they have experienced. These survivors may be triggered to feel with too much emotional intensity or, conversely, shut down and be unable to feel anything at all.
Reconnecting the mind with the body
How does it make you feel? This is a cliched question of therapists the world over. Often our answers aren't informed by our bodies but by our meaning making
machine, the brain. I feel sad, I feel happy, I feel frustrated. Somatic work is integrated naturally into how I work and simply means that we begin to be aware of not just how you perceive your feelings in your head, but where you feel them in your body. Tightness in the chest or noticing your breathing becoming shallow or your heart rate increasing. Your brain and body do not exist independently and becoming aware of how they interact and feed off each other is essential to fully understanding your reactions and responses to stressors in your life.
Men In Therapy
The Role of Socialisation in Masculinity
Counselling for men need not look any different to any other therapy. We’re all human and we all bleed when we’re wounded. The fundamental difference between most men and women in our society is that it is more accepted, and expected, that women will seek help when they are in crisis. That has nothing to do with biology.
You are human, you fall down and you get up just like everyone else. In some seasons of your life you may need help getting up. That is not about male or female, weakness or strength. It’s just human.
Bullying or Boarding School Survivors
Reaching Out for Help is a Sign of Strength
The long term effects of bullying cannot be overstated regardless of your age. Unexplored and left to fester, these experiences work their way into our every day lives and into our relationships with friends and family.
Boarding School Survivors
Boarding school elicits a very different form of emotional distress, be it an acute sense of neglect, abandonment or feeling of being trapped. Boarding school adults are often high achieving, competent individuals who find it very difficult to ask for help.
Greg James is a counsellor in Wiltshire. Greg James and Somatic Experiencing. Greg James works as a counsellor in Bath and as a counsellor in Trowbridge and as a counsellor in chippenham. He works as a counsellor for anxiety and panic attacks and a psychotherapist and trauma counsellor for depression and a counsellor for childhood trauma and as a counsellor for men and as a counsellor men's issues and as a counsellor for suicidal ideation. Greg James is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of the BACP British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and ACC Association of Christian Counsellor. A somatic psychotherapist can help with trauma, anger, boarding school syndrome, men's issues, counselling services for men