Highly Experienced and Trusted Trauma Psychologists in Perth
Experiencing trauma can have a huge effect on your life, impacting everything from the way you interact with loved ones to how you perform at work and school. Despite this, it’s important to know that you are not alone and it is possible to heal from your past experiences.
We at Perth Psychology Collective are passionate about helping people of all ages and walks of life overcome traumatic events. Our team of friendly and passionate PTSD/trauma psychologists provide effective, evidence-based counselling that helps you manage the symptoms and day-to-day impacts of PTSD/trauma.
If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please get in touch with us today on 08 9272 4012.
What is PTSD?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. The triggering event can be anything that causes major distress or harm, such as exposure to physical or emotional abuse, personal assault, natural disasters or a serious accident.
People who live with PTSD usually experience some of the following symptoms:
- Feelings of shame, guilt or anxiety.
- Upsetting flashbacks of the triggering event.
- Feeling physically and emotionally distressed by memories of the event.
- Persistent sadness or low moods.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Difficulty completing day-to-day responsibilities.
- Trouble feeling positive emotions towards people or activities you once enjoyed.
How can a PTSD/Trauma psychologist help me?
PTSD is an extremely difficult condition to live with – especially when it feels as though you’re going through it alone. However, like most other mental illnesses, it is possible to manage symptoms and overcome PTSD with the right help.
Here at Perth Psychology Collective, our team consists of many experienced PTSD and trauma psychologists who have spent years helping people of all walks of life re-establish wellbeing after traumatic events. Using evidence-based therapeutic techniques, your PTSD psychologist will teach you ways to process your trauma and manage any symptoms that occur in your day-to-day life.
Perth’s trusted clinic for EMDR therapy
One highly effective technique used to treat PTSD is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, otherwise known simply as EMDR therapy. Using this approach, your therapist will guide your eye movements in a way that helps your brain reprocess a traumatic memory. In doing so, the goal is to help this trauma feel less present, allowing you to begin moving past it.
While EMDR therapy is one of the most effective ways to overcome trauma, it is not necessarily the right approach for everyone. For this reason, your psychologist will determine what the best technique is for your particular situation and long-term mental health goals. Regardless of what therapeutic approach is chosen, our team of psychologists focus on providing highly beneficial trauma therapy that suits your unique needs. Throughout this process, we aim to find genuine connection with each and every client, leading with a philosophy of compassion and authenticity to guide you towards happiness and wellbeing.
Book your appointment today in Perth with our PTSD/Trauma counselling specialist
If you are dealing with PTSD or any other mental health condition such as perinatal difficulties, stress, anxiety or depression, you are not alone. Contact our Perth clinic today on 08 8272 4012 to book an in-person or Telehealth appointment with one of our experienced psychologists.