Lorri Craig, a UK based psychologist who specialises in the treatment of trauma, said that she has successfully treated birth trauma in a large number of adults and children.
“Birth trauma can have a long-term impact on the mother and the child, and on their relationship,”
“A traumatic birth, particularly if the baby was separated from the mother, can create lasting distress, and increase the chances of anxiety, low self esteem, or behaviour problems in childhood, and depression or anxiety later in life.
“It can also lead to psychological problems in the mother, including post-trauma stress disorder [PTSD], and post-natal depression [PND].
Craig goes on to say, “A difficult birth can affect the quality of attachment between a mother and child, and can set up a pattern of stress, which can affect the way the parent responds to the child, and the child’s emotional resilience and behaviour. “
The treatment Craig favours for adults and children is called Advanced Integrative Therapy, or AIT. She explains, “AIT is a relatively new psychology that incorporates a number of empirically proven strategies, including mindfulness and exposure therapy.”
Craig said that she has had excellent results with AIT in adults and children. “I have seen this treatment literally transform people of all ages,” she said. “It is incredibly efficient and effective.”
Craig said that she also used AIT to treat adults for their own birth trauma, as well as numerous other unresolved traumatic experiences.
Craig said that she generally treated people in Brighton and Hove in the UK, and occasionally in London. She also offered appointments by Skype or telephone to people all over the world, but emphasised that face to face work was better for children.
For more information on AIT and birth trauma go to Lorri Craig's international website http://www.lorricraig.com, and for information about her Brighton and Hove practice go to her UK website http://www.psychologistbrightonhove.co.uk.