Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of an extraordinarily stressful event. Trauma damages the psyche and produces overwhelming stress to the point where your ability to cope with the intense emotions leaves you confused and upset. Your sense of security may be shattered, making you feel helpless in a perceived dangerous world. Trauma therapy can help you climb out of the void and heal, enabling you to live a fulfilled and content life, free from a burden that is not your fault. At Inner Strength Counselling, Sydney we specialise in treating trauma.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them. This could be a car accident or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, even disasters such as bush fires or floods. As a result, the person experiences feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. If you have ever tried therapy before and felt the practitioner didn’t care it is my pledge to you that Inner Strength Counselling, Sydney cares.
In a nutshell, psychotherapy is healing through words and easing troubled minds is something human beings have been doing for a very long time. Professional psychotherapy covers all ‘talking’ therapies and the many associated approaches that a psychotherapist studies in order to become a professional counsellor. Your psychotherapist would have undertaken relevant and accredited study and training in order to address concerns ranging from emotional pain to psychiatric disorders in an empathetic, compassionate way. Psychotherapy addresses issues that are bothering you through talking and implementing strategies such as long-term and short-term goals. Inner Strength Counselling, Sydney, can help you work through your matters of concern.
“The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.” – Michael White and David Epston
I work with individuals and couples in Sydney, drawing on the theory and practice of Narrative Therapy, the aim being to interpret how an individual is storying their world and what the meaning is for them. This is a form of psychotherapy whereby I assist my clients to identify their values and strengths (as well as the knowledge and skills they possess) in order to live by these values and effectively address any challenges they may be facing. I take a non-blaming, respectful approach to counselling with emphasis on centering the client as the expert in their own lives.
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