Why go to Trauma Counselling?
Trauma counselling is vital when you’re grappling with the aftermath of distressing experiences.
Fear, stigma, or uncertainty may stand in the way of individuals seeking trauma counselling. Worries about reliving painful memories or facing emotions can also be barriers.
Trauma comes in many forms, big T’s and little t’s; early childhood trauma, car accidents, witnessing or experiencing community or school violence, partner abuse, illness, loss of a loved one etc. Trauma affects the nervous system’s ability to self-regulate.
If you’ve experienced distressing events that continue to impact your well-being, trauma counselling can empower you to regain control over your life, enhance emotional resilience, and work towards a healthier, more balanced state of being.
Uncertainty, shame, or fear of facing painful memories may delay you seeking trauma counselling. Apprehensions about discussing trauma openly, potential emotional discomfort, or doubts about its effectiveness can also be a barrier.
However, trauma counselling, modalities like EMDR, LENS, and Mindfulness, address cognitive, neurological, and emotional aspects of trauma. They are proven therapies to alleviate symptoms, enhance emotional resilience, and promote holistic healing.
Seek counselling for trauma if you’re experiencing persistent distress, like anxiety, flashbacks, or emotional instability following a traumatic event. Counselling offers a safe space to heal, manage symptoms, and regain control.
Early intervention is beneficial, but seeking help at any stage of trauma’s impact can facilitate healing and emotional well-being.
Call me to discuss how counselling can support you in getting the help you need.
My Approach to Counselling Trauma
My approach to trauma counselling pulls together the holistic combination of EMDR, LENS and Mindfulness to reset the body’s ability to process traumatic events.
- EMDR processes distressing memories, diminishing their emotional weight.
- LENS addresses nervous systems fight or flight response.
- Mindfulness fosters present-focused awareness, enhancing emotional regulation.
These integrated methods promote emotional resilience, guiding individuals toward a more balanced and empowered state of well-being.
You may find it challenging to seek trauma counselling due to fears of reliving distressing memories, stigma, or the misconception that you should cope alone. The intense emotions and vulnerabilities associated with trauma can create resistance. Counselling trauma can bring quick relief.
Seeking therapy can empower you to navigate the challenges of trauma, promote emotional resilience, and work towards reclaiming a sense of stability and overall mental health.
If your memories disrupt daily life, affect relationships or work, or if you’re struggling with coping, call me to discuss how counselling can provide support.
Trauma therapy is a targeted intervention that assists individuals in coping with and recovering from the psychological, emotional, and physical consequences of traumatic events. It employs various techniques to alleviate distress, manage symptoms, and foster healing.
Trauma therapy combining EMDR, LENS, and Mindfulness is an organic approach addressing trauma's cognitive, neurological, and emotional aspects. This integrated method effectively alleviates trauma effects, promotes healing, and enhances emotional resilience.
Trauma therapy combining EMDR, LENS, and Mindfulness entails processing distressing memories through EMDR's bilateral stimulation, regulating the nervous system’s fight or flight response with LENS, and cultivating present-moment awareness via Mindfulness.
The timeframe to observe results in trauma therapy using EMDR, LENS, and Mindfulness can vary. Some individuals experience noticeable improvements in the first session, while others may take several sessions. Factors like the severity of trauma, individual responsiveness, and consistent engagement in therapy influence the speed of progress.
Before beginning trauma therapy it's important to understand that healing is a gradual process. Be prepared to address distressing emotions and memories, and discuss any concerns with your therapist. Have realistic expectations about the timeline for results. Additionally, ensure you have a skilled and licensed therapist experienced in these modalities to guide you through the integrative approach tailored to your needs.
If you have experienced traumatic events such as accidents, abuse, or loss and are living with the physical or emotional symptoms of complex trauma, trauma therapy is designed to effectively address your specific needs. This type of therapy is beneficial for those struggling with symptoms like anxiety, flashbacks, and emotional dysregulation. Trauma informed counselling can be particularly beneficial for people seeking to process trauma, alleviate distressing effects, and enhance their emotional well-being.
If you've experienced trauma and are dealing with symptoms like anxiety, flashbacks, or emotional difficulties, counselling could be beneficial. Counselling is worth considering if you're seeking support to heal from past traumatic experiences and improve your emotional resilience.
Trauma therapy offers numerous benefits, including alleviating distressing symptoms, fostering emotional healing, and enhancing resilience. It helps individuals process traumatic experiences, develop healthier coping skills and strategies, and regain control over their emotions.
Trauma therapists serve as skilled guides and support for individuals navigating the healing process. They create a safe and empathetic environment to help clients process traumatic experiences, assisting in addressing distressing symptoms, fostering emotional regulation, and promoting resilience. The role of the trauma therapist involves tailoring therapeutic approaches to each individual's needs, promoting self-discovery, and guiding clients towards a path of healing and well-being.
Contact me for more information on how trauma therapy can help get you started on your healing journey.
I am experienced in working with diverse populations and have helped individuals from various backgrounds find healing and restoration. My practice is LGBTQ+-affirming and culturally sensitive, committed to providing an inclusive and non-judgmental space for all clients.