Let me introduce myself
My name is Caroline Strawson, and I am a no.1 bestselling author, international and multi-award-winning therapist, and coach in my field of trauma transformation specialising in PTSD, complex PTSD, narcissistic and domestic abuse.
I help you move from post-traumatic stress disorder to post-traumatic growth achieving higher-level living BECAUSE of your trauma.
I have a medical background and I am obsessed with how trauma affects the brain, mind and the body and I use a unique integration of the latest therapies such as
- Polyvagal and ego state therapy
- Rapid Transformational Therapy and
- Positive Psychology
to heal at a somatic and psychological level to help people achieve post-traumatic growth after narcissistic abuse.
I have been personally trained by world leaders in their field and spoken on stages to over 3000 people inspiring hope that you can live a more joyful and connected life free from your past.
I am widely regarded as an expert in my area and have appeared on the national news, BBC radio, national newspapers, and magazines and appeared on multiple global podcasts.
I use my own darkness when I myself suffered from complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and in desperation using the edge of my toothpaste to self-harm and make my thighs bleed to numb the pain from an abusive marriage to a narcissist, £70,000 of debt and losing my home.
I know what it’s like to hit rock bottom and feel lost, lonely, and helpless with no way out. It’s my passion and purpose to give light to you after my own self-healing journey to true transformation.
Time does not heal narcissistic abuse, you need to go within and heal the deep wounds that the narcissist is shining a spotlight on. Codependency is often the precursor for someone finding themselves in a relationship with a narcissist.
Codependency is a lack of “self”, meaning you do not feel worthy or good enough and are always looking for external approval and validation. Can you relate?
This often happens in childhood and can be where major trauma has taken place but equally can be overwhelming to your system where you as the child has attached certain meaning and interpretation to events.
For example, I was a codependent with feelings of lack of self-worth as whatever I did, my father never praised me so my interpretation was that I was not good enough. Now of course as a child, I was good enough, it was just my father parenting me to his capability from his childhood but ~ I did not have this cognitive capacity to recognise that as a child so the negative belief that got wired into my brain was “I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH”.
This then made me a magnet to toxic friendships and relationships and led me to marry a narcissist. Codependents are a magnet to narcissists.
In my integration of therapies, we go right back and heal the inner child with reparenting techniques and belief clearing so you fill that empty hole in your soul yourself to a starting point of I AM ENOUGH
You can read about EMDR and RTT on my other pages because using these two together helps upgrade that faulty subconscious belief and clear the stuck trauma that is held in the body causing all those feelings of anxiety and exhaustion which if left can lead to disease and illness.
I am the Winner of multiple business awards, including Business Woman of the Year and Rising Star Award, I truly believe that trauma does not need to define you but can in fact lead you to transform and live an even more connected and joyful life.
That may seem way off for you right now, but that is my ultimate goal and gift to bring to you, just like I live my life now.
I am a loud voice in education and raising awareness of the effects the trauma of narcissistic abuse has on the brain, mind, and body which is sadly often misunderstood in the world.
- EMDR & EMDR Flash Practitioner
- Brainspotting Therapist
- Rapid Transformational Therapist
- Certified Hypnotherapist
- Accredited Divorce & Breakup Coach
- Certified High-Performance Coach
- Polyvagal Informed
- Parts Therapy
- Post Grad Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology
- Certificate in Applied Neuroscience & Brain Health
- Bachelor of Science