Trauma Psychotherapy & Counselling Melbourne

How and where can you seek help for trauma? Emotional trauma responses can be mild, moderate or severe. There are different kinds of traumas, such as child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), assault, sudden death of someone close, domestic violence, emotional neglect and many others. Whether you have post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, or have been dealing with trauma and want to look at a new trauma psychotherapy approach, you’ve come to the right place.

The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you with trauma counselling. We work with patients either at the clinic in Melbourne or via online counselling. We also recommend downloadable relaxation recordings to help you in the comfort and privacy of your own house. Regardless of the reason for the trauma, there is help available.

Stop trauma from robbing you of happiness!

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment. Working together we can help you benefit from trauma treatment.

Unprocessed trauma can impact our health, our emotions, our sleep, our capacity to concentrate and our relationships.

There are many kinds of traumas that people come to Bentleigh Melbourne clinic for help with. Common symptoms of unresolved trauma include:

  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Flashbacks
  • Psychosomatic complaints (eg stomach, chest, neck, back, headaches)
  • Poor self-esteem and self-worth
  • Weight issues (eg emotional eating)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Easily startled
  • Poor concentration
  • Emotional numbing/dissociation
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Shame

This is not a comprehensive list of symptoms, nor does experiencing any of these necessarily mean that you have unresolved trauma.

If you are in crisis, please call lifeline on 13 11 14, or contact your local emergency department.

How long will trauma treatment take?

Quality counselling for trauma takes time. Some fear re-living trauma but dwelling is not useful. Learning how to be with intense feelings mindfully is completely different to dwelling. Dwelling can make matters worse, because there is no positive purpose attached. But mindfully learning how to accept feelings without judgement can be considerably effective. In fact, there is a specific counselling approach called Mindfulness Therapy’ which could help you with just that. Psychotherapy works well with Mindfulness Therapy and is collaborative, which gives you control over how we work together. Approaches are suggested on a case by case basis.

How is Bayside Psychotherapy’s trauma treatment different?

Treatment at Bayside Psychotherapy caters to your individual needs. There are many approaches available, such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, counselling, mindfulness meditation, dream analysis, NLP, hypnotherapy and client centred counselling. Click here for pricing and further particulars.

You can also download a recommended stress management hypnosis recording as well as it can make a dramatic difference in your ability to cope. We hope to meet with you in Melbourne or via online counselling soon.

Please call our psychotherapists in Melbourne on (03) 9557 9113 or use our online form to see if we can help you to feel more secure within yourself. Your call is strictly confidential, and there’s absolutely no obligation.