Witham Therapy Room

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision Free initial telephone consultation, assessments are £15, counselling sessions are £30.

Supervision prices start at £45 depending on requirements. Witham Therapy Room is a safe private space for you to speak, paint or draw what is holding you in this place right here and now. Experienced Adult Trauma Counsellor Sharon can aid your exploration, whilst you chose the path you wish to take, she can use art or animal assisted psychotherapy with you when you cannot find the words to ensure your well-being is paramount on your journey together. Being a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Sharon abides to their code of ethics. She is fully insured and holds an Enhanced DBS check. Sharon specialises in trauma work, she also practises at Helen Rollason Cancer Charity at Chelmsford and Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse which cover North Essex. If you think she may be able to help you on your journey ahead then please call 07870 431558 or message her direct from this page.

Operating as usual

Trauma can look like in the classroom, home or workplace (you don’t have to be a child) do you recognise it?

themighty.com

Can Trauma Cause Chronic Illness?

Trauma, toxic stress and PTSD have now been directly linked to several types of chronic illnesses.

themighty.com Trauma, toxic stress and PTSD have now been directly linked to several types of chronic illnesses.

happiful.com

7 steps to tackling the symptoms of SAD

Do you find your mood dips in winter?
Here are 7 tips to think about ...

happiful.com Do you find your mood takes a dip over the winter months? If so, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. But the good news is, there are ways to boost your mood

withamtherapyroom.co.uk

Witham Therapy Room

Maybe you are struggling to make sense of your emotions right now.
Do you feel you are behaving out of character, more anxious, panicky, fretful?

If you would like some support to process your emotions during the new covid 19 phase, I am still available via telephone or zoom for counselling or clinical supervision.
📞 07870 431558
📧 [email protected]
www.withamtherapyroom.co.uk
An Assessment appointment is just £15, giving you a chance to discuss your needs with me, then if you chose to continue, further counselling sessions are £30.
Clinical supervision prices start at £45.

Take care and stay safe
Sharon Davitt MBACP Trauma counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

withamtherapyroom.co.uk Counselling and Psychotherapy in Witham, Essex. Anger management Courses. Anxiety Courses. Art therapy and Assisted Animal Psychotherapy (AAP).

Chose your circle wisely...

edutopia.org

Trauma is ‘Written Into Our Bodies’—but Educators Can Help

Learning self care when we are ‘educators’ to others that have been impacted by trauma, is a vital and valuable role that we must adopt first - before we help others.
‘Educators’ include teachers, parents, counsellors, careers, employers and so on...
https://www.edutopia.org/article/trauma-written-our-bodies-educators-can-help?fbclid=IwAR0lDJliPmkZGSTo6En8VlHB3STqZU2H2Y_cakSVPtQOg4a0FpAn24hyLIo

edutopia.org Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first surgeon general, on the impact of multigenerational adversity, SEL in the classroom, and the transformational powers of meditation.

If feelings could talk.. what would yours say?

themighty.com

How I Recover From a 'Social Hangover' as an Empath

A social hangover can feel like the real thing, here are some great tips ...

themighty.com "All forms of social interaction, even when enjoyable, are extremely draining for me."

theguardian.com

Male suicide rate hits two-decade high in England and Wales

We need to be asking the question why?
Men aged 45-49 remaining at the highest risk of suicide, and an increase in suicide rates among young people, especially women under 25.

theguardian.com Rate of 16.9 deaths per 100,000 in 2019 was highest since 2000, ONS data shows

This beautiful quote from JMStorm sums up the therapeutic relationship in the counselling setting

Be real with me.
In My Head volumes I and II are available through Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. #jmstorm

Essex Safeguarding Children Board

Check out today’s podcast from The 2 Johns EST E Safety Training talking about how pre-schoolers and young children view the world through the lens of the internet. Really interesting discussions around how to develop a healthy curiosity in children about what they see and do on the internet 👂👉http://ow.ly/SW6N50B4oMr

bustle.com

7 Signs Your Partner Is Pulling An Emotional Power Move On You

Coercive control describes someone's need for total emotional control over their partner, and it's often gained through subtle or sneaky tactics

bustle.com It can be tough to tell when a relationship has turned abusive, but one form of psychological abuse, called coercive control, is particularly difficult to spot.

Witham Therapy Room

Useful tips on coping with a face covering as a survivor of sexual or physical violence,
who maybe finding it difficult to cope with wearing mandatory face coverings in shops and supermarkets. in line with the Government guidance changes on the 24th July.
Things which may help;
* trial different fabrics and materials, for example some people may find cottons, silks, or T-shirt style materials more bearable.
* wearing a face covering which isn’t a mask, for example a scarf, snood, or bandana.
* practicing wearing a face covering at home before going outside and slowly increasing the time you have it on for so you get used to how it feels.
* putting calming scents on the face covering such as lavender or mint.
* using other grounding techniques such as tapping pulse points, opening and closing a peg, or focusing on things you can see, smell, and touch.
By recognising even though face coverings may trigger you of past events, you can remind yourself that you are in control, and you can step outside of a building and remove face coverings at any point.

Your body is always listening. This is one of the things we bring our awareness to in therapy sessions. The way we speak to our ‘selves’ is important, as our bodies understanding of how safe we are, where we stand or fit in matters to what our bodies need to do next.
Telephone counselling sessions available on 07870 431558

ideas.ted.com

Why does running give you a high? A look at the science

Take a look at the science why exercise allows you to feel good and connect with others...

https://ideas.ted.com/why-does-running-give-you-a-high-heres-the-science/

ideas.ted.com And it’s not just running — you can get these feelings of bliss and well-being from other kinds of physical activity too. Research psychologist Kelly McGonigal explains how we can get i…

themighty.com

Restrained in Psychiatric Hospitals Hundreds of Times: Here’s What I Learned

This is a well written piece for any reader that has been restrained or been the restrainer, but please be aware it comes with a trigger warning

themighty.com "I do not blame the people who did this, but..."

metro.co.uk

Having a miscarriage 'may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder'

‘The treatment women receive following early pregnancy loss must change to reflect its psychological impact, and recent efforts to encourage people to talk more openly about this very common issue are a step in the right direction.’

metro.co.uk Women who had an ectopic pregnancy also showed worrying signs.

themighty.com

Heartbreaking Takeaways From Netflix's New Jeffrey Epstein Docuseries

💥Trigger warning 💥
As one of the survivors said, “All I ever wanted was for someone in power to listen and to hear me.”

In truth, that’s all most of us who have been abused really want. We cannot rewrite the past and undo the damage of being sexually abused. But what we can do is reclaim our power by telling our stories and being believed. For too long these brave women have been muzzled by a society that reveres power and money over the sanctity of human life. This docuseries has finally given them their voice back and will hopefully help them reclaim what was rightfully theirs… themselves.

themighty.com "It's infuriating and disturbing for anyone to watch, but for a survivor of sexual abuse, it's almost intolerable."

nhs.uk

Every Mind Matters | One You

How to fall asleep and sleep better 😴

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-how-to-fall-asleep-and-sleep-better?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

nhs.uk Feeling stressed, anxious, low or struggling to sleep? Every Mind Matters and One You can help with expert advice and practical tips. Start the fightback to a healthier you today.

themighty.com

We Need to Start Believing Abuse Survivors

Trigger warning but great read...
Why don’t we believe survivors when they report their abuse?

themighty.com "Not being believed heaps trauma upon trauma."

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Witham Therapy Room

Maybe you are struggling to make sense of your emotions right now.
Do you feel you are behaving out of character, more anxious, panicky, fretful?

If you would like some support to process your emotions during this covid 19 pandemic, I am still available over the phone:
📞 07870 431558
Email 📧 [email protected]
www.withamtherapyroom.co.uk
An Assessment appointment is £15 giving you a chance to discuss your needs and further counselling sessions if you chose to continue are £30.
Take care and stay at home
Sharon Davitt MBACP Trauma counsellor

withamtherapyroom.co.uk Counselling and Psychotherapy in Witham, Essex. Anger management Courses. Anxiety Courses. Art therapy and Assisted Animal Psychotherapy (AAP).

National Centre for Domestic Violence - NCDV

There are many forms of domestic abuse, not all leave physical marks and scars. Find out more about the early warning signs here: https://link.ncdv.org.uk/1EaR

#domesticabuse #domesticviolence

8 Healthy Ways to relieve stress and anxiety and work towards a calmer mind and body.

1. Get enough sleep. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, alertness, energy level, mental and physical health.
2. Be mindful. By being mindful in the moment, using meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques.
3. Strengthen your social network. Connect with others by talking, text or message, join a friends or family chat room/quiz/game, or participating in a support group. Reach out.
4. Have a routine. Plan ahead with your time-management skills. The more efficiently you can juggle your time, work, household, hobbies and family demands, the lower your stress level.
5. Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Try maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, take regular exercise, and maintain a diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthful sugars/fats. Remember you cannot run a formula one car on diesel and expect to perform or run a marathon with no training.
6. Try to resolve stressful situations if you can. Some stressful situations can fester and some we just have to let go of. Hold work/family problem-solving sessions and use negotiation skills at home and at work. Then chose what battles deserve your time and energy.
7. Nurture yourself. Treat yourself and truly savour an experience: an example could be eating slowly and really focus on the smell and taste sensations of each bite. Take a walk and try to notice and name the nature you see or listen to your favorite music. Hug deeply members of your household when they offer, and really feel that connection.
8. Reach out and reach in. Don't be afraid to ask for help or offer help to others. Your partner, family, friends work colleagues and neighbours may love the opportunity to help or be helped. If you don’t reach out or reach in you will never know.

If signs of stress and anxiety persist, talk to your GP and consider the many counselling services available.

Witham Therapy Room is available for telephone counselling, you can book an assessment appointment for just £15.
📞 07870 431558
📧 [email protected]
www.withamtherapyroom.co.uk

samaritans.org

Self-help

It is Mental Health Week
I believe being kind to yourself is vital in looking after yourself and your mental health, so I am sharing that the Samaritans are launching a self-help app today, to help you be kind to yourself every day. https://bit.ly/366pTFZ
If you need support at this time, I am available for telephone counselling on
📞 07870 431558
📧 [email protected] for an assessment appointment for just £15

samaritans.org Keep track of how you're feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis

theguardian.com

'Deep breath, cup of tea, long walk': nine ways to stay calm in a crisis

Learning how to anticipate a stressful situation, how to reduce the intensity of your reaction, and how to speed up your recovery can significantly lighten your stress load.

theguardian.com A scientist’s step-by-step guide to what to do before, during and after a stressful experience

survivorsuk.org

How to deal with lockdown if you're in an unsafe home | SurvivorsUK

survivorsuk.org Click on the image below to read our easy guide on safety for people self-isolating with an abusive person.

bbc.com

Boots offers safe space for domestic abuse victims

Domestic abuse suffers are allowed to leave the house during lockdown, and for those needing help can ask staff at the Boots counter to use the consultation room, where they will be able to contact Domestic Abuse services for help and advice.

bbc.com People living with abuse will be able to use the pharmacy's consultation rooms to contact helplines.

Mental Health on The Mighty

As we have evolved as a human species, we have added more survival skills to our collection. Here is a good description of Fawn

Most of us have heard of the fight, flight and freeze responses. Do you know the fourth?

BBC Radio 1

💕it’s times like these..

Watch some of the world's biggest music artists collaborate on an extra special Stay Home Live Lounge cover of Foo Fighters' 'Times Like These' from their own homes 🎤💜

To download the single and donate to charities supporting the vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis, visit: https://bbc.in/34ZxqWF

🌟PLEASE SHARE🌟 Free 6 x Counselling Sessions for a NHS Frontline worker worth £165 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️🚑🏥👩‍⚕️💉🇬🇧
Witham Therapy Room would like to say THANK YOU by showing support and appreciation offering this fantastic one time offer to a NHS employee working on the frontline. Only 1 Free set of 6 counselling sessions, to the first person apply.
Currently I am available for telephone counselling sessions on
☎️ 07870 431558
Sharon Davitt MBACP Integrative Trauma Counsellor

Here is a picture of the sky today, it is at it’s bluest this time of the year. Maybe you could stop for a moment and take a look, and allow yourself to feel it. It certainly brightened my day and I wanted to share it with you.
If you need support during this pandemic, I am available by phone 📞 07870 431558
Sharon Adult Trauma Counsellor MBACP

Mindful walking, another great example of living in the moment. Mindfulness is a super way to calm yourself and reconnect mind and body, and can be approached in many different ways.

Currently, government advice is that you can go out for one form of exercise – a walk, run or cycle – per day 🚶‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 🚴‍♀️ ⁠With restrictions on going outdoors, a walk can be a precious opportunity to care for your mental and physical health 🌳⁠

Here we share some tips from Dr William Bird, an adviser to the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) on how to get the most out of your outdoor time, by embracing mindfulness techniques 💭⁠

Remember to keep 2 metres away from others and to wash your hands when you arrive home 🙏

Counselling Directory

If you feel you are not coping with Coronavirus anxiety and would like some support, I am available over the 📞07870 431558 during lockdown. Assessments are just £15 and counselling sessions are £30
Stay safe and at home 🏡

Three counsellors and a psychologist share their guidance and advice on managing coronavirus-related anxiety, and staying safe and well during this time of self-isolation 👉 http://ow.ly/dDum50zfIZt

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