South Coast Trauma therapist initiates a platform for men in addressing the complexity of trauma.
With 15 years of experience working with trauma in a variety of settings, Jenna Clark works in the social care system under the Solent NHS Trust as a trauma therapist specialising in Child Sexual Abuse. She has said: I am not light in the way that I work, as trauma does not allow me to do so.
From a discussion with Clark, she described herself as having developed her own unique approach (yet with progressive tools at her disposal) for tackling trauma, all the while making therapy “emotional manageable”.
Having established her own therapy practise, the genesis of which stems from her attitude to dealing with trauma from the root. She said: I really am the therapist that will work with all that is in the room- whether your aware of it or not, unconscious behaviours and defence mechanisms that can be born out of trauma.
In partnership with community workshops targeted at young men and police interventions, In early 2021 Clark had launched the programme “RAW” going on to explain: Every case I worked with had suffered from the trauma and took it nowhere. I ask why, time and time again I know that we teach masculinity, we have societal expectations that you do not talk about! You hold it in then I came up with RAW.
In her programme, she addresses the fundamental contributors as to why men find it hard to speak out on an emotional level. Within her workshop, she teaches men the impact of adversity on the brain and body, the impact of emotional oppression and strategies for emotional management.
Stats show only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men, 75% of all suicides are male, 25% of men live with a mental illness and are less likely to get help. If you are seeking aid Clark’s programme can be found via her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jenna_counselling_/