“Who am I?” is a central life question. When people experience trauma or violence, this sense of ourselves may be impacted. Sometimes it can feel like our experiences of trauma or violence define us, like there is a dividing line between “who I was” and “who I am now”. We may feel completely disconnected with ourselves.
Your unique identity puzzle including racial and ethnic identity, gender identity, sexuality, disability etc. shapes who you are. We may feel like the different parts of us are disjointed. People in our lives may dismiss or devalue our identities. In counselling, I can support you to clarify and validate your multiple identities in order to generate a sense of authenticity, being seen as you are in your wholeness. I can support you in reconnecting with the parts of your self you may have lost touch with, your beliefs and values, what makes you you.