Trauma-Informed Therapy is an approach that assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. Trauma-Informed Care recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual’s life.

It aims to create a safe and supportive environment for healing and recovery from trauma and traumatic events. It emphasizes understanding and addressing the effects of trauma in all aspects of therapy.

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Key principles of trauma-informed therapy include fostering a collaborative and strengths-based relationship, promoting a sense of safety and predictability, and incorporating techniques that support emotional regulation and stabilization. Therapists help individuals understand the impact of trauma on their lives, validate their experiences, and guide them in developing coping strategies and building resilience.

In trauma-informed therapy, therapists are sensitive to the potential triggers and emotional challenges that individuals with histories of trauma may face. They prioritize safety, trust, and empowerment, allowing clients to regain control and make choices throughout the therapeutic process.

Trauma-informed therapy can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced childhood abuse, domestic violence, or accidents. It is applicable across different therapeutic modalities and can be integrated into individual, group, and family therapy.

Research has shown that trauma-informed therapy can lead to significant improvements in individuals’ overall well-being, symptom reduction, and increased feelings of empowerment. By creating a trauma-informed therapeutic environment, clients can find a pathway to healing and reclaim control over their lives.

At The Couch Counselling, we have therapists with trauma-informed therapy experience. Feel free to book a consultation with a therapist you think might best fit your needs.