Counselling Vancouver - Trauma Counselling Synergetic Play Therapy, Psychologists, Therapists in Vancouver, Kitsilano

Trauma Counselling

Trauma counselling can assist with a wide range of internal emotional reactions to devastating situations. Some people experience things as more traumatic than others, and therefore they will need help in coping the emotional burdens of an event or situation.

Stressful events such as death of a loved one, rape, abuse, accidents, divorce, violence or bullying can leave people unable to cope or process the emotional burdens. However, it is not only events linked to the individual personally, but also being a witness to events that might leave a person with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This includes being a victim to violence or natural disasters - there is no limit to the causes of trauma.

In the case of PTSD, people can develop many different psychological reactions, as determined by their own coping skills, emotional stability and background. Symptoms of PTSD include a anger, depression, flashbacks, insomnia, nightmares, social withdrawal, loss of self esteem and confidence, and substance abuse.

It takes a strong person to have the courage to stand up and request trauma counselling. This is no time to compare yourself to other people in similar situations, but rather to recognize that everyone has a different reaction to trauma. Therefore, it is important to address the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder as soon as possible to help you deal with emotions in a healthy way and to overcome the difficulties you are facing. Trauma counselling can help avert potentially more severe psychological disorders, that can occur if PTSD is left untreated.

If you are looking for a counsellor or psychologist who provides  trauma counselling to address your posttraumatic stress management issues you may want to search the directory to find a professional whose approach will suit you best.

Synergetic Play Therapy

The main premise of Synergetic Play Therapy is that the therapist actively engages in the child's play as a co-regulator and a resource. The therapist's role is to create a safe and attuned therapeutic environment where the child feels accepted, understood, and supported. SPT emphasizes the therapeutic relationship as a primary factor in facilitating healing and growth.

In Synergetic Play Therapy, the therapist pays close attention to the child's nervous system arousal and regulation, helping the child build self-regulation skills. The therapist also helps the child explore and process unresolved emotions, trauma, or challenging life experiences through play.


If you are looking at Synergetic Play Therapy for your child, have a look at the counsellors listed below.

 

 

Helen Ritchie

M.Ed., CCC
Helen Ritchie is  a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor,  and EMDR Therapist who sees children, youth,adults and parents in Vancouver.  Play Therapy... Read more