Dealing with Childhood Trauma? Rush to Susan Gitau Counselling Foundation Now!

My late grandmother, Esther Wanjiru Njogu, loved to work on the farm. Amid the stinging cold weather of Karatina, you could sense her warm smile when she harvested some bananas or corn from her little garden near her house. She loved to share her produce with all her family. I loved to eat from her pot when she cooked some of her harvest. It was while I feasted that she narrated the story of how and when she planted her seedlings, who helped her till the land, and what she was planning to do next.

One ugly and dull day, her legs betrayed her. As usual, she was working on her beloved farm when she lost her balance and fell. As a woman of yester years, she woke up, dusted herself off, and kept on moving out and about. She didn’t think much of the pain in one of her knees, especially after the little injury she incurred healed. After all, a strong African woman just lives with the pain unless it is a matter of life and death.

Years later, grandma started to experience sharp pain in her knees. Turns out, she had broken a bone during the fall and never even knew. It also turned out that she had strained the other foot so much that both feet were caving in and protesting. In her old age, the doctors advised that she should manage the pain rather than go through an expensive and possibly unsuccessful operation. They felt that it was too late to try and mend the broken bones. My grandmother had to stop working in her farm as the pain worsened. She continued to suffer till the day she died at the age of 89.

I relate the story of my grandmother with childhood trauma that we learn to live with and ignore. We are raised in dysfunctional homes, with our parents yelling and screaming in frustration. Some parents simply wake up and walk away, only to start another chaotic family elsewhere. We are too traumatized to deal with adult issues such as divorce, loss of jobs, betrayal by our friends, and financial struggles.

Our friends see the scar and tell us to get over it, that they also have gone through hardships. The pain does not dissolve into the thin air. It lingers! It stinks! It cripples! Just like my grandmother, we may strain and mess up so many areas of our lives because of unresolved childhood trauma. That pain may never depart from us unless we confront it.

We need therapists who can connect the dots and help us understand how childhood trauma explains the filthy reality that it is our lives. We need a qualified and experienced professional that is objective, patient, and capable of recommending interventions that can turn our lives around before its too late. One such a professional is Dr. Susan Gitau of Susan Gitau Counselling Foundation. Here, you will find several compassionate and skilled counselors on standby, waiting to attend to all your needs.

Dr. Susan Wambui Gitau holds a doctor of philosophy in counselling psychology and has been recognized for her passion for creating change in the community through counselling. If you are dealing with trauma, gender-based violence, or you simply need to go through a journey of mindfulness, Dr. Gitau is simply the right fit for you. She is also involved in philanthropic work and offers internship programs for future counselors. Her office is located at Imara Plaza, Thika. For more information, go to