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Trauma

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            ‘Each individual’s perception of a situation determines whether it’s traumatic or not.’         

Unresolved trauma arising from abuse, exposure to violence and extreme neglect can be expressed in multiple problems, including:

  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexually dysfunctional behaviour
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Self –harming
  • Relationships that are abusive or controlling
  • PTSD and C-PTSD

 

Trauma may occur when a situation becomes so overwhelming that it affects your ability to cope and you may be in fear of significant abuse, a threat to life or sanity, entrapment and betrayal of trust. It is important to recognise that each individual experiences an event as unique to themselves, and it is that individual’s perception of the situation that determines whether it is considered traumatic, or not.

One of my areas of speciality is treating PTSD and C-PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder & complex post-traumatic stress disorder) arising from trauma, violence and loss. Symptoms may include all of the above problems as well as invasive flashbacks, a general sense of life being unsafe and overwhelming and increased use of alcohol or drugs as ‘coping’ tools.

You do NOT have to deal with these problems by yourself. Psychotherapy has proven results in all of these areas and I am available to talk to you about how we can work together in making your life less fearful and unhappy.

Carole's consultations are Covid Safe
Carole's consultations are Covid Safe

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, has advised that “ALL allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do”. He has encouraged providers to continue vital face-to-face services where possible.

These are challenging times for everyone, but your personal and relationship issues continue to need assistance. My practice is still open for hypnotherapy and individual or relationship counselling, including Rekindle the Love workshops.

If you are sick or have come into contact with the Coronavirus at any point, and/or if you have recently been overseas, please stay at home and contact me on 0407 009 050 to reschedule your appointment.

The safety of my clients and wider community is of utmost importance to me, and my home-based clinic is fully compliant with the new social distancing rules and hygiene practices. I have ensured that appointments are staggered so that you and your partner, where appropriate, are the only clients visiting my practice, at any one time.

Video and tele-consult sessions are available for both individuals and couples, including a program for couples to complete a Rekindle the Love workshop, online.

Please contact me for more information.

Coronavirus and social isolation will add to existing pressure points on relationships, so don’t let your marriage become a coronavirus casualty.

Read the article by Hayley Gleeson of the ABC “How to stay married through Coronavirus“.

I thank you for your continued support in these uncertain times and know that together we will get through this.