Welcome to my website. My name is Caroline Strawson and I am a multi award winning Rapid Transformational Therapist and EMDR Practitioner and have helped thousand self heal after narcissistic abuse and codependency. After my own divorce from a narcissist in 2011, I found myself in over £70,000 worth of debt and a single mum. I know first hand how tough the aftermath of dealing with a narcissist can be but what I did not realise was the devastating effects it would have on me psychologically and physiologically. I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and self harm and hit rock bottom. It was only my children that stopped me leaving this world. In April 2013, I had my marital home repossessed and felt full of shame and guilt and helpless seemingly in a long dark tunnel with no light at the end of it. I sat there waiting for someone to come and rescue me, but no one came. I was at a crossroads. Was I to sit in victim mentality forever or take responsibility of my own healing? I chose the latter and this embarked me on a journey of self healing.
I realised that being with a narcissist had in fact highlighted inner childhood wounds that I had not healed and the narcissist had just shone a great big spotlight on them. I realised I was codependent and had spent my life looking externally for approval and always trying to please others in the hope that this would prove my worth to my inner child. This made me a magnet to a narcissist who would always take take take, as I would give give give.
I realised that due to my own childhood, I had a deep rooted subconscious belief that I was not good enough and this had impacted everything in my life. It was only when I discovered RTT, that I truly was able to change that subconscious belief and wire in a new and more positive one. I realised that I had attached meaning to certain events in my childhood that had become toxic for me. C-PTSD gave me all kinds of symptoms even years after we split up because the trauma was still stuck in my body and had not been stamped as in the past by my brain. EMDR helped me process this so I could finally start to live my life.
I am now am a multi award winning Rapid Transformational Therapist and EMDR Practitioner helping others self heal after narcissistic abuse and codependency by upgrading subconscious beliefs and processing stuck trauma..
I am on a mission to stop others hitting rock bottom as I did after narcissistic abuse because I know first hand how this can nearly break you. I openly share my own lows that I went through including depression, anxiety and self harm and total loss of identity to inspire others and raise awareness of this insidious type of emotional abuse.
I offer one to one coaching in person or via Zoom, online courses, an affordable monthly membership called The Self Healers Circle and a thriving community group on Facebook called Divorce and Breakup Support After Narcissistic Abuse. I treat each client on an individual basis and I strive to help them heal any inner childhood wounds, upgrade beliefs, release trauma to live a life filled with love, joy and connection. I am regularly asked to speak in large arenas sharing my story and passion for helping others. I have appeared on national television, national magazines, newspapers and BBC Radio.
I have a passion to help you realise your true potential because I have been right where you are now and would love to help you not just survive but THRIVE after narcissistic abuse
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