Can counselling help me with the experience of trauma
Yes, absolutely, counselling can help you with your experience of post-traumatic stress.
Counselling is a calming and gentle process that can help you deal with your trauma, more specifically, by helping you to:
– understand what happened and more importantly, how you were impacted by it
– process distressing thoughts and painful emotions
– discover new insights about what happened
– find new strategies for coping that are healthy, effective, and productive.
Goals of Trauma Therapy
The primary goal of trauma therapy is to enable you to live in the present without being overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings of events in the past. This includes a restoration of your personal power and confidence, getting you started on the path to a life that you desire. However, it is important to note that this is a process and the time that it takes to heal would be different for everyone.
Discuss your goals for trauma therapy with your counsellor or therapist, and together come up with a plan that would help you live your best life, in spite of what had occurred.
Types of Trauma Therapy
Trauma counsellors are trained to help you with your experience of trauma, and may use different types of therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (or EMDR) therapy (read Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (or EMDR) therapy), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT (read about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy here), attachment-informed therapies, family systems therapy, mindfulness approaches, relaxation techniques, and more.
ICBC helps claimants with funding for counselling
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), it is most likely that you have a claim file open with ICBC. You may receive funding from ICBC, if you struggle to regain your mental and emotional health after a stressful and traumatic incident like an MVA. Click here to learn more about ICBC funded counselling.
Find the Right Counsellor for You
It is important that you find a counsellor who is right for you for the trauma that you have experienced. Your counsellor should be trained in the therapies that they use, but most importantly, they must be someone who is empathetic, genuine, and compassionate.
Together, you create a safe space where you can give voice to what has been hiding inside of you, and which you know must come out for you to live the life you desire.
Feel better today. Call us for a free consultation (what is a free consultation?) at 604-484-2737.