I am a mum to a special 15-year old boy. Like you, I am also a trauma survivor and I have a diagnosis of Complex PTSD. Throughout my life, I used drawing, reading, studies and music as my coping strategies, and I had believed that I was doing fine. Then I became a parent and it brought up all my unresolved issues and unprocessed trauma to the surface. I invested in therapy with a wonderful and very experienced Trauma Specialist to work on my trauma in order to become a better version of myself as a parent. I was once where you are now, and I am now where I never imagined myself to be. However, I believe healing from complex trauma is an on-going process and I continue to work on myself.
I am someone who enjoys the simple things which life has to offer; like the tranquillity of nature, the blessing of friendships and great company. In my free time, I like to engage in creative activities like drawing, painting and colouring.
I fight against the patriarchy, objectification, oppression and discrimination girls and women often face. In addition to this, I take a strong stand against child maltreatment, domestic abuse and sexual violence. My passion for supporting individuals who have experienced such trauma led me to undertake my role as a Trustee for Mums In Need (MIN), a Non-Profit Organisation. This is an organisation supporting mothers and children who have experienced and escaped domestic abuse. Here, I also worked as a clinician who oversees all the psychological and therapeutic services of the organisation. Should you like to find out more about me, you can by following this link: https://steppingstonespsychology.com/about-us/
I have put my heart and soul into trauma healing work ever since I started my career path and the membership service is something I had on my mind for some time now. I didn’t exactly know it was going to come to this, but I had visualised and held hope that someday there would be a holistic and embodied support service for people who have had a difficult childhood or a history of trauma. I wanted to be a support service that covers everything and offers many different types of support. I am so happy that it is finally here.
Stepping Stones Psychology consists of a wonderful team of carefully selected volunteers, associates and guest-speakers. Wendy Andrews & Vicky O’Donoughue are both the Senior Coordinators & Senior Associates of Stepping Stones Psychology.
Our other associates who usually run our regular guest sessions are Siobhan Louise, Dushika Rajan, Helena Turner and Rachel Wray.