Essentially what we are looking at here is complex – PTSD as a result of sexual, psychological, emotional abuse within the setting of a community and institution. These combinations cause specific symptoms which can be resolved when applying a strategic treatment plan. There is no reason for the ongoing suffering of those impacted by abuse. In fact the constant relaying of the trauma re-traumatises them. To be clear, complex PTSD need the application of the multi model approach in line with national and international guidelines for working with complex trauma and PTSD. for effective, sustainable outcomes. The person treating these people will need to be trained in a minimum of 5 different trauma focused psychological processors to have a good result and actually RESOLVE the trauma. This isn’t just about football, this is about sexual abuse and the resulting complex trauma symptoms which impact the brain, body, emotions. Recovery is possible, no body should be an on going prisoner of their past in 2021 when this support and treatment strategy is available.

Rachel Fairhurst / Director & Practice lead

Integrated  trauma solutions