Therapy for Trauma and PTSD

Counsellor Talking with Teenage Girl and Mother - Melbourne Therapy & Counselling Centre
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) & “Healing Your Inner Child”

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET)

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Schema Therapy (ST)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

  • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

Our Therapeutic Approach

Our approach at Melbourne Therapy & Counselling Centre is to provide evidence-based psychotherapy and counselling, which means that we use techniques and interventions that have been proven to be effective through research. This approach allows us to provide the most effective treatment for our clients, and achieve the best possible outcomes for their mental health and well-being.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): Focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to prior trauma and PTSD. CBT helps individuals develop coping strategies and problem-solving skills to manage their emotions better.

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT): A specialized therapy primarily used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it has shown promise in treating anxiety and depression related to traumatic experiences. It involves bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, while processing distressing thoughts, images, memories to reduce their impact.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): A cognitive-behavioral therapy specifically designed for trauma-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It focuses on identifying and challenging maladaptive thoughts related to the trauma, leading to cognitive restructuring and reduced distress.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Focuses on improving the quality of an individual’s relationships and communication skills. It aims to address interpersonal problems that may contribute to any prior trauma or PTSD.

Psychodynamic Therapy: This therapy explores the unconscious patterns and unresolved conflicts that may underlie prior trauma and PTSD. By gaining insight into these issues, individuals can find ways to cope better with their emotions.

Somatic Experiencing (SE): A body-oriented approach to trauma therapy that aims to release physical tension and emotional stress stored in the body as a result of trauma. It focuses on the body’s natural ability to regulate and heal itself.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE): Involves systematically and gradually approaching traumatic memories or situations to reduce fear and avoidance behaviors commonly associated with PTSD.

Self-Compassion Therapy (S-CT): This approach encourages individuals to develop self-compassion and kindness toward themselves, reducing self-criticism and promoting a more positive self-image.

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET): A structured therapy often used with refugees and survivors of prolonged traumatic events. It involves recounting the traumatic experiences as part of a coherent life narrative to reduce distress and enhance coping.

“You don’t have to be perfect to take the first step towards recovery. All you need is the willingness to try.“

~ P.D. Eastman