Trauma Therapy

Trauma Counselling can help you cope with emotional distress, pain and grief and assist with the recovery from the affects of trauma by offering one-on-one support help you to:

  • Re-affirm your strengths, self worth and value
  • Understand how you have been affected by a traumatic event
  • Understand the emotional and interpersonal aspects of your life
  • Help you make changes to your life that are important to you


Symptoms of Trauma

Trauma is a threatening, sudden, frightening and abnormal event or series of events. Trauma can cause you to be anxious and afraid long after the event occurs. The signs of trauma can be both physical and emotional, and may include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor concentration
  • Low energy
  • Change in appetite
  • Always feeling on guard
  • Easily startled
  • Intense feelings of sadness, fear, horror or helplessness
  • Avoiding strong emotions
  • Feeling detached or isolated from people
  • Repeated, distressing memories, or dreams associated with the events
  • Problems in relationships, trouble feeling love, trust or other strong emotions
  • Frequent feelings of anger or irritation
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Intense feelings of responsibility and blame

Individuals may wish to speak to their family physician or other medical care providers about their symptoms and whether trauma therapy and/or psychotherapy might assist in alleviating their symptom.