Trauma Counselling

Whether you have experienced trauma in your childhood or more recently, it can have a profound and lasting effect on your life and make it difficult to move forward. In fact, many people find themselves incapable of moving forward at all in the aftermath of a traumatic event.

Trauma counselling can have a powerful healing effect, helping you to unpack and understand the problem and work through it is impacts on your life.

Has Trauma Left You Feeling Your Life is a Mess?

We respond to traumatic events in specific ways. While some people are capable of coping and overcoming the painful occurrence, others find themselves overwhelmed and so affected that they might believe it simply can’t ever be overcome.
Trauma Counselling

A trauma therapy psychologist can handle an array of problems stemming from
traumatic occurrences like:

  • A serious accident (like being in a car crash)
  • The loss of a loved one
  • Being in an abusive relationship
  • Past parental or care giver abuse or neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • War
  • Torture
  • Undergoing a certain medical procedure
  • Being affected by a natural disaster like fire or a flood
Often, people have had multiple unresolved traumas in their lives. Over time, the consequences of these events accumulate and become more difficult to bear.
While some people find that overcoming a traumatic event can make them stronger, others may experience mental and physiological health issues as a consequence. Trauma can affect the way people process emotional and sensory information. It can lead to unhealthy coping strategies that over time can make things worse.
People who poorly manage the experiences of of trauma are more likely than others to engage in risky behaviours like dissociation, withdrawal, denial, forgetting or forming harmful relationships with others. Their trust level and self-esteem are often affected, as well.

If you recognise yourself in the symptoms mentioned, you will benefit from the work with a trauma therapist.

Seeking Therapy for Trauma in my Area

Counselling and psychotherapy help to understand the patterns and behaviours that are typical for people who have experienced trauma.

The Counselling Clinic team specialises in trauma assistance and management. We work hard on creating a safe space for our clients to communicate their concerns, fears, experiences and unresolved frustrations. Through open and honest communication, we explore your coping mechanisms and work through the process for improving self-esteem and overall mental health.

Understanding yourself and your emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment can be a healing experience. Together with an experienced trauma therapist, you’ll make sense of your past behavior or experiences and the survival mechanism that you’ve relied on through the years. This gentle self-exploration and self-acceptance process will lay the foundations of a much brighter future.

Through the therapeutic process, you’ll look at your life and your past in a different way. You will understand why the coping mechanism that proved to be essential in the past may no longer be needed. You will start a transformative journey filled with self-awareness, compassion and self-acceptance.

Do you have questions about trauma counselling? Would you like to schedule your first appointment? Contact us today to start your healing journey.
Welcome to

The Counselling Clinic

If you are wondering if this is the right place take some time to consider the following questions:

  • Do you feel stuck in your current life circumstances?
  • Do you experience intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness or helplessness?
  • Do you experience unwanted thoughts or feelings of worry or fear?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are at the right place. Be assured that change is possible and that the therapy we offer can be a very helpful process.

Simply complete the form or call us on 02 6294 8013 and we can begin the journey together.
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The Counselling Clinic was conceived to make in-depth counselling and psychotherapy services benefits known and easily accessible and available to the broader community.

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Fax (02) 6169 3040



The Counselling Clinic
12 Wootton Crescent
Gordon Canberra
ACT 2906