What Is Trauma Counselling?

Trauma Counselling helps you to understand the thought patterns which are disturbing you and impacting your day to life, visiting a counsellor might help you to be more self-aware and get the required help. There is no shame in reaching out to a counsellor and getting help if you have been traumatised in the past. Help is always available you just need to reach out.

Trauma looks like many different things. Some of us don’t recognise that we may have a subconscious or an unconscious trauma. Not very long ago we used to think that trauma was only associated with war and veterans of war. Today, we recognise there is more to painful incidents in our life resulting in traumatic experiences and that trauma can build in many different ways. There are obvious forms of trauma and then there are non-obvious forms of trauma. Let’s have a look at some of those.

8 Common Forms Of Trauma

  • Experiencing a loved one’s loss
  • Losing a loved one
  • A fatal incident
  • An accident
  • End of a romantic relationship
  • Loss of a child or pregnancy
  • Domestic violence
  • Victims of assault

15 Less Talked Signs Of Trauma

  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Workplace stress
  • Intimidation
  • Continuous Stress
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Victim of narcissism
  • Victims of crime
  • Repeated Failure
  • Negative internal dialogue or narratives
  • Disrespect
  • Long working hours
  • Parenting styles
  • Unsupportive Peers or friends

It’s not common for a client to go to a Counsellor and know that they have trauma and that they may need to work on it. Many times the client will go to a counsellor and state:

Few Early Symptoms

  • Or state they are not sleeping well
  • Or not eating well
  • Or coping in their work environment
  • Or having relationship issues
  • Or feeling unmotivated 
  • Or lack of motivation
  • Or feeling a lack of direction
  • Or feeling sad a lot of the time
  • Or experiencing suicidal ideation
  • High level of anxious

Trauma Counselling helps to work on the emotional and physical aspects of an event and find way to cope with it. A counsellor helps you understand the process of your thoughts and move from it with small steps one at a time. With my research, I came across Katherine Nelson, who has helped many people overcome their trauma by dedicating and investing in her client’s goals. Trauma is deeply seeded and fear-based. Trauma can be debilitating and sometimes have responses just like anxiety. If you feel that you are experiencing some form of long-term Trauma or anxiety response, book yourself with a professional counsellor like Katherine Nelson can help you develop your coping skills.

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2 Responses

  1. Absolutely right I was faced these type of trauma..but I handle myself no one is with me only god is with me..it’s very tough times..but whatever u said it’s amazing if u will feel uneasy or any type of mental stress asap contact your doctor.

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