Trauma Counsellor Fourways | What is a Traumatic Event?

Trauma Counsellor Fourways | What is a Traumatic Event?

A traumatic event is an event where you (or even a close family member/close friend) has been exposed to or witnessed an event or situation where an actual death, possibility of death, serious injury or sexual violence has occurred. Traumatic events can also be classified as having to repeatedly be exposed to the details of traumatic events for example those who are police, paramedics, fire fighters etc. who may daily deal with the after math or having to take down details for example of a traumatic event. Traumatic events can be manmade (experiencing an attack from someone) or natural (flooding, fires, earthquake etc.).

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fourways trauma counsellor

Some examples of traumatic experiences are:

  • Natural disasters (cyclone, floods, fire etc.)
  • Abuse
  • A physical attack
  • Violence (physical attack, hi jack, break in)
  • Car Accident or other major type accident
  • Being exposed to shocking, upsetting, graphic content or situation

If you find you are not able to “move past” a traumatic event or find that your behaviour has changed so much that you are not able to cope well on a day to day basis you may need trauma counselling. For more information of what is normal after experiencing a traumatic event and when it may be a good idea to seek professional support visit the article link below.

For further information on traumatic events, trauma counselling, trauma debriefing do not hesitate in contacting Janine on janine@yourtherapy.co.za

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trauma counsellor in fourways

Information on normal reactions to trauma can be found by visiting http://yourtherapy.co.za/what-are-normal-reactions-to-traumatrauma-counsellor-lonehill-sandton

Trauma counselling for individuals as well as on a group basis are available. Group Trauma counselling is often valuable when a number of people have been exposed to the same event. Groups of no more than 10 people are advisable. If there are any further individuals that need any individualized work there after individual sessions can be arranged.