Our Trauma Treatment

Treatment for emotional and psychological trauma

We are passionate about developing this new generation of psychotherapeutic treatments informed by neuroscience and developed in America.

  • Symptoms of Trauma

    We treat the long lasting emotional and psychological effects of trauma, which have arisen either as a result of single incident or repeated childhood developmental trauma and which are at the root of many mental health problems, behavioural disorders and can lead to self-harm and addictions.

    Symptoms of trauma can include: post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), simple and complex trauma, dissociative disorders (OSDD formerly DDNOS, DID), anxiety and depressive disorders, personality and mood disorders eg bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, attachment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), and addictions medicating the above.

  • Trauma Origins

    trauma origins

    Research into trauma origins reveals that untreated trauma inhibits the capacity of the nervous system to function appropriately and also significantly alters brain chemistry. Untreated trauma is the cause of many common mental health and behavioural disorders, and can lead to addictions.

    Trauma can go unrecognised and undiagnosed for years and may have its origins earlier in the development of the person. This explains why, many years later, a difficult life event can then trigger mental and physical symptoms that start to overwhelm the individual.

    Attachment is related to trauma. Early attachments are vital to our development. A child’s basic need for safety, nurturing, emotional, physical and psychological care and support is paramount for her or his optimum development.

  • Trauma Modalities

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    Khiron House is inspired by the highly successful treatment modalities recently developed in America. Each client’s individualised treatment plan of trauma modalities may include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Lifespan Integration and BSP (Brainspotting), all of which are body referencing therapies that are redefining therapeutic and health outcomes.

  • Referrals

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    We work with psychiatrists, GPs and therapists to support their practices, not to replace them.

    Symptoms relating to untreated trauma include anxiety, depression, addictions and other risk-taking behaviours, a sense of helplessness or hopelessness, obsession, compulsivity, panic, fear, irritability, guilt, shame, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, outbursts of rage or violence, poor sleep patterns, dissociation, and withdrawal, among others.

    Many of these symptoms are associated with the major common psychiatric disorders in the DSM. We look afresh at the symptoms and particularly how they might link to the client's history to consider a diagnosis of Type II Complex PTSD, which we think is under-diagnosed.

  • FAQ

    FAQ

    You may have a lot of questions about Khiron House and its clinics and treatments. Some of them might have been asked before so for a quick answer please check our 'frequently asked questions'.