Trauma Therapy

Improve your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing with effective trauma therapy counselling.

Trauma can be behind many of the problems you are facing in your life including depression, anxiety or addiction problems.

Rape, torture, accident, illness, bullying and abuse are all traumatic experiences. It can feel like you are living in a personal hell when you are constantly dragged back to past events. Sometimes you can encounter the smallest subconscious trigger that might remind you of the original trauma. Flashbacks to past events can take away your happiness and self-confidence, while constant nightmares can cause disrupted sleep.

Trauma is not driven by thoughts, it is driven by emotions. Working with an experienced psychologist is imperative because we know how to treat it. Trauma can be resolved but the key is to seek help and know there is help available to you.

When talking about memories, many of our clients say that “it no longer feels important’, ‘It feels really distant now’, ‘it no longer feels really terrible to think about it’ after working with us.

What is trauma?

Trauma usually follows an event that threatens your security and sense of the world. A trauma can take some time to recover from especially if it is particularly shocking. Trauma produces feelings of terror, shock and fear. It can also include threats to your integrity or major loss (e.g. discovery of an affair, abrupt end to a marriage or job) that were not life threatening. Childhood abuse or neglect are also events of trauma that many people face.

What are the symptoms of trauma?

  • Changes in mood: anxiety, depression, anger
  • Changes in thinking: flashbacks, memory loss, confusion
  • Changes in behaviour: avoidance of triggers, disruption of routines, poor sleep

A trauma reaction can last days, weeks, months or even years depending on the severity of the traumatic event. With the support of loved ones and the professional assistance of a trained psychologist you can recover.

How can trauma therapy help?

Trauma Therapy can help you to:

  • Understand your feelings and the shock process
  • Deal with flash backs and reprocess memories
  • Manage day to day depression or anxiety symptoms
  • Acceptance of the trauma
  • Release feelings associated with the trauma
  • Explore the range of feelings towards people involved in the trauma including those who caused it or allowed it to happen
  • Understand why it happened and what it means for your life
  • Rebuild your self-esteem
  • Develop healthy coping strategies
  • Help you make sense of what has happened to you
  • Begin living in the present

How can A resolution Applecross Help?

Our experienced and caring Psychologists will gently guide you through the recovery process and rebuild your sense of happiness, control and relationships with others. We are experienced with sexual abuse recovery and all types of trauma therapy.

Where are you located?

A resolution Applecross can service and treat clients throughout Perth looking for Trauma Therapy. We are conveniently located just off the Kwinana Fwy. Nearby suburbs include South Perth, Manning, Booragoon, Victoria Park, Mount Pleasant, Rossmoyne, Brentwood, Willeton and more.

How long does trauma focused therapy last?

Trauma focused therapy can be as little as 3 sessions or as long as 24 sessions or more depending on how complex your needs are.

Our Trauma Therapy Psychologists

Daniel Lazaroo

Daniel is a warm, dedicated and experienced team member. As a clinical psychologist has been working in private practice for 7 years and has 8 years experience in both government and private practice. Trained in Eye-movement desensitisation reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Daniel is experienced in helping clients overcome the pain of past traumas. In addition to adults, Daniel is also able to see teenagers.

Jennifer King

Jennifer is a senior Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience as a Psychologist. She works with a range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, trauma, mood disorders and family discord. Jennifer’s approach to trauma is primarily psychotherapeutic and cognitive processing in focus. Jennifer is also able to see children and teenagers.

Heidi Smith

Heidi has over Heidi has over 12 years’ experience in counselling. Her areas of interest include anger management, parenting, relationship conflict, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.  Heidi’s approach trauma therapy is also psychotherapeutic and cognitive processing focused but she also integrates mindfulness, physiological and Eye-movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) to deal with the emotional aspects of trauma.

Megan Moosa

Megan provides a good balance between support and structure in her therapy. She has also been trained in EMDR

EMDR is one of the most researched psycho-therapeutic approaches for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Megan is very experienced in working with children, teens and adults.

Our Trauma Therapy Team

Megan Moosa
Senior Psychologist

Megan provides a good balance between support and structure in her therapy. She has also been trained in EMDR. EMDR is one of the most researched psycho-therapeutic approaches for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Megan is very experienced in working with children, teens and adults.

Find out more about Megan Moosa

Natalie Marques
Psychologist

Natalie works with a range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, trauma, mood disorders and family discord. Natalie is particularly experienced with working with clients who require longer-term support and have complex issues surrounding their experiences. Some highlights of her trauma work include working long term with servicemen, mood disorders and childhood sexual abuse survivors. Trained in EMDR part 1 and 2 and EMDR treatments for children Natalie can with you to map and process the interplay of emotion, core beliefs or thoughts and triggering events/experiences whilst supporting you to apply effective coping and management skills for distress.

Find out more about Natalie Marques

Heidi Smith
Principal Psychologist

Heidi has over 12 years’ experience in counselling. Her areas of interest include anger management, parenting, relationship conflict, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Heidi’s approach trauma therapy is also psychotherapeutic and cognitive processing focused but she also integrates mindfulness, physiological and Eye-movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) to deal with the emotional aspects of trauma.

Find out more about Heidi Smith 

Katherine Shanhun
Senior Psychologist

For individuals who have experienced challenging life experiences or trauma (with the resulting impact on sleep and daily living), Katherine utilises Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has also completed a significant amount of training in Schema Therapy that assists people with Personality Disorders. Katherine can help you to reach a deeper understanding of the emotional triggers and beliefs about yourself and the world and how they might relate to our behaviour and experiences today.

Find out more about Katherine Shanhun

Where are you located?

A resolution Applecross can service and treat clients throughout Perth looking to manage depression. We are conveniently located just off the Kwinana Fwy. Nearby suburbs include South Perth, Manning, Booragoon, Victoria Park, Mount Pleasant, Rossmoyne, Brentwood, Willeton and more.

To Learn More Call Today On 08 6555 7786

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Our private and warmly appointed rooms in Applecross provide the perfect space for you to begin your journey of self-development and start taking control of leading a more fulfilling life. We are located near Applecross Village with a private rear entry, upstairs at the back of the building.

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