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As we go through life, we can have experiences that are deeply distressing that induce a trauma response. Trauma counselling helps control your mind and body, thereby helping you calm down.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is a natural response to overwhelming or distressing events. It can stem from accidents, assault, abuse, health problems, or even life experiences like childbirth or death. Witnessing a traumatic event can also leave its mark, echoing the impact without firsthand experience.

How Do I Know if I am Experiencing Trauma?

While simple fear responses to perceived threats are fleeting, trauma lingers. The fight-or-flight reaction triggered by the event becomes stuck, leaving individuals in a perpetual state of hypervigilance, anxiety, and emotional overwhelm.

Common signs of trauma which might also require trauma therapy include:

  • Intrusive thoughts and memories: Flashbacks, nightmares, or constant rumination about the traumatic event.
  • Avoidance behaviours: Steering clear of places, people, or activities associated with the trauma.
  • Negative thoughts and mood changes: Depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, or detachment.
  • Physical symptoms: Fatigue, insomnia, changes in appetite, aches and pains, or hyperarousal.
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Finding Solace in the Storm: Trauma Counselling at Hargan Psychology

Healing from trauma isn’t about erasing the past. It’s about learning to navigate its presence with strength and resilience. Find a respite from the lingering after effects of your past experiences through trauma therapy. At Hargan Psychology, our compassionate and experienced trauma psychologists guide you on this journey of rediscovering peace and empowerment.

Through trauma therapy we offer a safe, secure and confidential space where you can freely explore your experiences, unpack your emotions, and understand the impact of trauma on your life. We practise evidence-based therapies like:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Challenge negative thought patterns and develop coping mechanisms to manage distressing emotions.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): Rewire brain pathways associated with trauma memories, reducing their emotional charge.
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SET): Reconnect with your body’s sensations and release trapped emotional energy.
  • Narrative Therapy: Reframe your trauma narrative, empowering you to reclaim control over your story.


We believe in a holistic approach to trauma counselling, prioritising your individual needs and preferences. Our trauma psychologists also offer support groups and resources to connect with others on similar journeys and equip you with tools for self-care and lasting recovery.

Remember, you are not alone in this storm. Trauma’s scars may be invisible, but the path to healing is paved with support, understanding, and hope. Let Hargan Psychology be your lighthouse, guiding you towards a calmer sea and a brighter future.

Take the first step towards healing. You can contact us today for a free consultation if you find yourself googling “trauma therapist near me”.

What are the symptoms of trauma?

Some of the symptoms of trauma might include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Disturbed sleep patterns

  • Nightmares

  • Feelings of terror

  • Hypervigilance

  • Numbness and disassociation

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a prolonged and chronic stress response that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. People living with PTSD can experience intense, disturbing feelings and thoughts linked to the experience long after the traumatic event has ended.

Common symptoms linked to PTSD/trauma counselling include anxiety and depression related to the trauma, emotional difficulties, hypervigilance, sleep issues, aggression, and concerntration difficulties to name a few.

Enquire below to speak with one of our experienced and dedicated psychologists.

How can we help through Trauma Counselling?

Hargan Psychology aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for our client’s to process their trauma they have experienced. Our psychologists can provide you with the tools you need to better address distressing memories and re-gain control. Here at Hargan we provide:

  • A structured and tailoed therapeutic approach.
  • Support for PTSD, anxiety, and depression resulting from trauma.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy.

Meet David

David Wu is our provisional psychologist with experience in supporting English, Mandarin, and Cantonese speaking individuals who have experienced trauma counselling while maintaining a culturally sensitive approach. David has previously worked to provide support for individuals engaged with Victims of Crime (VOCAT), and the Eastern Victims Assistance Program (EVAP).

David is also trained in providing Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy. David has worked with clients experiencing difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety, family and relationship difficulties, schizophrenia, substance use and addiction, as well as clients with legal issues. 

To book an appointment with David, please get in touch today!

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