Trauma Counselling Melbourne

Our trauma counselling is a specialised form of therapy that focuses on addressing and healing the emotional and psychological wounds caused by traumatic experiences. We provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to process and work through their trauma, with the guidance of a trained therapist.

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Martina Luongo

Martina is committed to fostering a robust therapeutic bond with her clients based on trust and mutual support. She adopts a client-centered approach, prioritizing the individual’s distinctive requirements and tailoring therapy accordingly. Her goal is to create a personalized experience that truly addresses the client’s needs.

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    Understanding Trauma

    Trauma refers to deeply distressing or disturbing experiences that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope. It can result from various events, such as accidents, natural disasters, violence, abuse, or the loss of a loved one. Trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being, often leading to symptoms like anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance. It can also affect one’s relationships, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. Trauma is a highly individualized experience, and its effects can vary widely from person to person. Understanding and addressing trauma is crucial for promoting healing and recovery.


    The symptoms of trauma can vary from person to person, but commonly include:

    Physical Symptoms
    • Fatigue and exhaustion
    • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or nightmares
    • Chronic pain or tension
    • Headaches or migraines
    • Gastrointestinal problems, such as stomachaches or digestive issues
    • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
    • Sweating, trembling, or hyperventilation
    • Muscle tension or aches
    • Changes in appetite or weight
    Emotional and Psychological Symptoms
    • Intense fear, anxiety, or panic attacks
    • Feelings of helplessness or loss of control
    • Persistent sadness or depression
    • Irritability, anger, or outbursts of rage
    • Emotional numbness or detachment
    • Feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame
    • Difficulty trusting others or forming close relationships
    • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness
    • Flashbacks or intrusive memories of the traumatic event
    Behavioral Symptoms
    • Avoidance of people, places, or activities that remind them of the trauma
    • Social withdrawal or isolation
    • Hyperarousal or being constantly on guard
    • Hypervigilance or excessive alertness to potential threats
    • Startling easily or being easily startled by loud noises
    • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
    • Self-destructive behaviors, such as substance abuse or self-harm
    • Reckless or impulsive behaviours
    • Changes in appetite, sleep patterns, or personal hygiene

    It’s important to note that experiencing some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean a person has trauma. However, if these symptoms persist for an extended period of time (typically two weeks or longer) and significantly interfere with daily functioning, it is recommended to seek professional help for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.