Counselling for Trauma

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman

Trauma is a result of a person being exposed to terrible or catastrophic events in life. These events could be major accidents, serious illness, childhood or adult physical assaults, childhood or adult physical sexual assaults, witnessing horrific events, and exposure to violence or disaster.

There is no one definition for trauma. What is traumatic for one person may not be for someone else.

Psychological Symptoms of Trauma

Psychological symptoms of trauma includes feeling of distress, helplessness, fear, feeling numb, feeling detached from reality, flashbacks of the event, depersonalization, getting nightmares, disturbed sleeping patterns etc. In severe cases, the person may actively avoid stimuli that would remind them of the horrific experience.

Most of the time, people get over the trauma with the passage of time. For some people, the effects of trauma linger on. Fewer still will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With appropriate therapy, the conditions can be improved and recovery is possible. The effects of trauma can be invisible to others, so it is up to you to seek help. With professional counselling you can feel better and go on to live your best life.

I offer counselling for the treatment of the effects of trauma. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and set up an appointment.