Emotional and psychological trauma results from very stressful experiences that destroy a persons sense of personal safety, making them feel vulnerable in an apparently menacing world. It can leave them struggling with distressing emotions and memories, and a persistant state of anxiety. Although everyone is affected in some way by these events, there are a wide range of reactions and feelings each person can have. Many people may feel overwhelmed, confused or very uncertain about what is happening. They can feel very fearful or anxious, or numb and detached. Some people may have mild reactions, whereas others may have more severe reactions.
How someone reacts depends on many factors like the nature and severity of the event they experience, their experience with previous distressing events, the support they have in their life from others, their physical health, their personal and family history of mental health problems, their cultural background and traditions, and their age (for example, children of different age groups react differently).
Every person has strengths and abilities to help them cope with life challenges. However, some people are particularly vulnerable in a crisis situation and may need extra help.
Trauma counselling doesn't involve just one method. As a professional with many years experience I use effective methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy to help my clients to deal with traumatic life experiences like
A person who has experienced a traumatic event may feel denial, anger, fear, sadness, shame, confusion, anxiety, depression, numbness, guilt, hopelessness, irritability and difficulty concentrating. They may also experience physical symptoms like headaches, digestive system upset, fatigue, racing heart, sweating, and feeling jumpy.
Very often these feelings and symptoms can prevent the person from living a normal life.
The cost of an online trauma counselling session is ZAR 850. A session lasts for 60-minutes.
Payment for a session must be received prior to the session commencing. Payments can be made through the portal below or you can request an invoice.
"The effects of unresolved trauma can be devastating. It can affect our habits and outlook on life, leading to addictions and poor decision-making. It can take a toll on our family life and interpersonal relationships. It can trigger real physical pain, symptoms, and disease. And it can lead to a range of self-destructive behaviors."
- Peter A. Levine