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Trauma Counselling

When searching for help healing from trauma, it is important to understand what trauma means in a therapeutic setting.

 

Trauma is commonly used to refer to events or incidents that affect us in a negative way. "Big T Trauma" generally refers to more intense and acute incidents or events, including a car accident, sexual assault or divorce. "Little t Trauma" generally refers to everything else. Through research and understanding, we have come to learn that trauma is not about the actual event itself, but rather how the mind and body respond in the days, weeks and months following the triggering incident. Many individuals can experience the same event and have different side effects. 

Take the COVID-19 pandemic for example. Every person on this earth was affected and impacted by the global pandemic. You might have lost your job, or perhaps you just had to shift to work from home. Maybe you suffered the loss of a loved one, or you personally were hospitalized, or you didn't test positive at all. The various ways each individual was impacted is truly endless, which makes it easy to understand how people have different reactions to the trauma caused by the pandemic. 

No matter what you have walked through in life, and regardless of what has happened to you, with therapy you can learn to heal and move forward on your journey in the direction you wish to be travelling. Our Care Coordinator will be happy to speak with you more about your desires to receive counselling for trauma during a free consultation call.

At the Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy, our approach to Trauma Counselling is unique and tailored to you.

Trauma based therapy is at the root of everything that we do. First, we must ensure we match you with the best suited counsellor or therapist on our team. Our Care Coordinator will discuss your desires and goals for therapy during our free consultation call. She will also answer any questions you may have, and assist you in navigating the intake system. 

Our virtual sessions allow you to connect with your trauma counsellor from the safety and security of home or wherever feels most comfortable for you. 

In your first session, it is important for your therapist to spend some time getting to know you, without focusing too much on the issues you are seeking therapy for. This helps to ensure we build trust and rapport while gathering information that will assist in developing coping strategies and reframing negative thought patterns. 

Our goal for the first few sessions is to build trust and safety so you can explore your triggers without being overwhelmed. 

Some times of interventions that can help with trauma include:

  • Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behvaioural Therapy 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

  • Mindfulness 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

  • Somatic Therapy 

 

We firmly believe that therapy is only successful when you find the right therapist. It is our commitment to you, to ensure you feel safe and supported throughout the process. If you have any questions about how online help with trauma may work, please contact us. We’re here to help.

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Other Therapy Topics

Relationship Therapy

This type of therapy is offered to individuals and pairs/groups, encompassing various types of relationships such as friends, roommates, couples, and family.

  • Attachment Styles 

  • Relationship trauma

  • Break-ups  

  • Parenting 

  • Divorce 

  • Family Conflict 

  • Communication Skills 

 

Life Transitions and Stress Management 

  • Academic Issues 

  • Career Issues 

  • Coping Skills 

 

Grief and Loss 

  • Relationship Loss 

  • Pet Loss 

Neurodivergence 

  • ADHD

  • Autism 

Emotional Therapy and Mood Disorders 

  • Emotional Management 

  • Anger Management 

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Social Anxiety 

 

Cultural Adjustment and Therapy for Immigrants 

 

Trauma and PTSI 

  • Childhood Trauma 

  • PTSD/ PTSI 

 

Chronic Pain and Somatic Healing 

 

Self- Esteem/ Self-Identity and Body Image 

  • Self-harming

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