Mr William Fley

Mr William Fley

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30060477


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Counselling


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me


I provide arrange of services both on-line in person. Grief monthly group, 8 week mindfulness courses and retreats in addition to counseling services.

I work with the following:

Panic Attacks
Loss of a sense of self

What is Complex Trauma?

Complex trauma arises from exposure to multiple traumatic events which often occur during childhood. Emotional, physical and sexual abuse, exploitation or bullying, and multiple losses, are the most common root causes. Sometimes a parent or person caring for a child has their own trauma experiences, and their child inevitably is adversely affected.

Complex trauma is not always the result of childhood trauma. It can also occur as a result of adults� experience of violence in the home, university, neighbourhood and workplace. The abuse could be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial or spiritual-PTSD, which if left untreated can develop into Complex Trauma. The long-term effects of this exposure are systematic and treatment should be holistic.

Some indications that may be experiencing complex trauma are:

Persistent unresolved guilt
Constant feelings of shame and worthlessness
Trouble feeling �safe� within your own body
Deep distrust of authority figures
Anxiety around intimacy/ aversion to close relationships
Being easily startled
Self-harming behaviours
Chronic pain
Using food or substances to cope with strong emotions

Healing is Possible

While these �symptoms� may become the focus of treatment, it is also important to consider the root cause and address the whole person and the experiences that brought up these concerns. A trauma sensitive approach to therapy allows you to explore your current difficulties while keeping in mind that we are complex beings with histories that impact us. We look to understand how we survived our most difficult experiences and how to utilize those strengths while learning new tools to continue to thrive.

The world of therapy has come a long way in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. There is a greater understanding of how trauma is held within the body and manifests symptoms. Through trauma informed therapy, you can learn to understand not only the circumstances that led to the trauma but also uncover your strengths and utilize them to shift the patterns that are keeping you stuck.

Areas of interest

Sometimes, we might experience early development, an attachment issue with one or both parents. This may have involved neglect, abuse, or absence. This can predispose vulnerabilities throughout our lifespan. Therapy helps us gain tools to manage crises, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and resilience to help us find validation and a sense of agency and resilience.

Areas of focus :

Grief, loss, bereavement
Issues in relation to Belonging & Identity
Bereavement and loss, and transgenerational trauma
Absent fathers: The effects of abandonment, masculinity and intimacy.
Life's transitions and Midlife crisis
Relationship issues and couples counseling

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