Trauma Counselling

At The Psych Professionals we offer Trauma Counselling to children, adolescents and adults who need support after a traumatic event. Our Trauma Psychologists have postgraduate clinical training and can assess, diagnose, and treat a range of trauma-related conditions.

Trauma Counselling will provide you with skills and strategies to help you cope with everyday life, as well as face challenges that may come your way in the future. No matter how hard or overwhelming your issues may feel, remember that lots of other people have experienced similar issues to you—you are not alone. And many of those who have sought support through Trauma Counselling have been able to go on and live satisfying and happy lives.

We can also provide support for parents of children in Trauma Counselling with programs such as the Triple P program (Positive Parenting Program)1-2-3 Magic, and other evidence-based programs.

 

When to seek Trauma Counselling

If you have experienced a traumatic event in your life, or a series of severely distressing events, and are having difficulty coping, Trauma Counselling can help you. The full effects of a traumatic event can strike days, weeks, or even years after the event itself and have an ongoing affect on you. Often people who have experienced trauma feel overwhelmed and struggle with everyday life. This is because the amount of stress from a particular event or series of events is too much for them to deal with, and the associated emotions too difficult to process.

If you are having difficulty with the after-effects of a traumatic event or time in your life, contact us to arrange a suitable appointment time or, alternatively, fill in our online appointment form.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • reliving the traumatic event
  • being on-edge or extremely wound up (flight-or-fight response)
  • avoiding reminders or memories of the traumatic event
  • feeling numb emotionally.

People suffering from PTSD can also experience other mental health problems at the same time, including anxiety and depression.

Causes of PTSD

PTSD can be caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as:

  • life-threatening situations
  • major stress in your life
  • a serious accident (e.g. a car accident)
  • physical or sexual assault
  • war
  • terrorism
  • natural disasters.

If you relate to the above symptoms and causes of PTSD and would like help in coping, contact us or complete our online appointment form.