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Trauma Therapy Melbourne

As humans, we all have experiences in our lives that leave an indelible mark on us. There are many definitions of trauma but the most common theme is that trauma is any event which overwhelms a person’s ability to cope with it. Those who struggle with an underlying trauma are often unaware of its effects on the mind and body. Struggling with trauma can feel overwhelming and alienating, and these feelings can manifest in anxiety and depression, substance abuse, anger issues, disordered eating habits and other forms of self-harm.

​Poor parenting may fail to provide one of the essential components of a healthy parent-child relationship, such as love, warmth, nurture, understanding, protection, appropriate modelling, teaching opportunities, and setting clear, firm boundaries and limits. At My Practice Counselling Solutions in Melbourne, we are experienced in providing trauma counselling to help those whose parents were abusive, unsupportive, controlling, or harsh.

Recovery from Trauma

Trauma can come as either a one-time event or as a prolonged series of events. It is critical that people who have suffered from childhood trauma have access to high-quality counselling.

Childhood trauma symptoms often have very negative and distressing effects on people’s family and intimate relationships, work and career, and quality of life. It’s not uncommon for individuals who experienced childhood trauma to have difficulty coping effectively with life’s challenges. Counselling and trauma therapy is highly effective method for helping to process and resolve trauma.

Trauma Therapy Melbourne can help you to find:


Develop the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.


Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.


Learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.


With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.


Discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are empowered to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

Mindfulness Practices as part of Trauma Therapy

Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviours, and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT as part of trauma counselling.

Looking for trauma therapy in Melbourne? Contact us today!

Childhood Trauma Resources

What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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