Trauma and PTSD Counselling in West Pymble, NSW

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Susanne Verdal-Austin
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
The most common include stress, anxiety and depression, crisis and trauma , relationship issues, parenting, grief and addiction.
My counselling draws on my belief that each client's treatment needs to be individualized to his or her unique history and life story, culture, values, strengths and needs. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non - judgmental environment in which the client will be treated with respect and confidentiality. It is here that the client is supported in finding their value, healing and strength in resolving their struggles and pain. My sincere wish is for my clients to leave the counselling process changed and equipped with new skills to approach their future with confidence and resilience.
(02) 7804 4069
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West Pymble, NSW 2073
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Katherine Gambell
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for someone to process life's issues with? Perhaps you have experienced trauma , abuse, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other issues that you keep you stuck. Are you looking for someone who will walk with you on the journey and seek to really understand you? Maybe you are looking for some deeper understanding of what is going on, some goals to aim for, or some tools to help you along the way? Maybe you just need someone to listen?
(02) 8294 9321
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West Pymble, NSW 2073
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Jennifer Gardner
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Jenn has a warm, empathic, collaborative, trauma -informed approach to therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change.
0438 299 873
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Pymble, NSW 2073
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Sylvia Chen - Individual And Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
I am a trauma -informed psychotherapist, relationship counsellor, gong therapist, breathwork practitioner that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship issues, anxiety and stress, trauma , depression, loneliness, family of origin issues, parenting, grief and loss, personal growth and development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
(02) 8403 0049
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Gordon, NSW 2072
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Elle Gur
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
I specialise in areas of attachment wound, trauma , relationship issues, anxiety/depression.
Friends! you are safe here. I help people embrace their humanness rather than working against it. I'm a prov psych & psychotherapist with 6 years' experience. My aim is to help you feel empowered, manage distressing emotions, improve your relationships with self & others, as well as bring you closer to the emotional connection you desire! Your story matters in the context of your experiences :) Some of my values are: safety, trust, collaboration and insight.
(02) 9158 6228
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Ryde, NSW 2112
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Phoenix Therapeutic Services
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have special interest in early attachment wounds and complex trauma .
Hi there! I work closely with clients to explore how their early attachment experiences impact their current relationship to themself and others. I help clients break negative patterns by creating emotional safety to explore the roots of their pain.
(02) 8776 3698
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North Ryde, NSW 2113
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Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through neuroscience based holistic, trauma informed expressive interventions using a variety of modalities such as Gestalt psychotherapy, Sandplay and Child-centred PlayTherapy, CBT, EFT, and life coaching; allows clients to get in touch with their authentic selves, function with greater wholeness and increased wellbeing, free from past restrictions.
As a clinical psychotherapist/clinical counsellor/clinical supervisor, I keep it real! Practical support for adults, couples, children, families to facilitate healing and growth via raising their awareness of behaviours, feelings and thoughts which may impact their ability to function within the world, and experiment with new ways Clients often are surprised how calm and nurturing our environment is at Lifesort, which assists to support feeling safe to explore challenges such as trauma & abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting struggles, mental health, identity crisis, life transitions and spiritual emergencies...
(02) 7804 4995
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Ryde, NSW 2112
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Counselling in St Ives or online via Zoom
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
The most common issues are: anxiety, stress, feeling sad, depression, relationship issue, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, trauma , separation and divorce, affairs and betrayal etc.
I have been providing counselling services to individuals and couples for over 15 years.
(02) 8294 9474
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Saint Ives, NSW 2075
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Natalie Furniss, Clinical Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
•seek change •achieve goals •learn coping skills •gain strategies • manage emotions •manage stress • remove trauma or you need help with your mental health or wellbeing please contact me to make a booking.
A very warm welcome, as I introduce myself to you. I'm originally from the UK and I have worked and lived on the North Shore for over 20 yrs. I'm a professional, clinical registered practitioner who has a genuine interest in helping others to facilitate change. I'm committed to working alongside you to help you find practical solutions & to achieve optimum results. Small steps can lead to big changes & the most significant investment you can make is with yourself, so If you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, low motivation or suffering any other concerns, you don't have to face it on you own, please get in contact
(02) 8073 9221
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Lindfield, NSW 2070
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Charlotte Ritchie Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am trained to help people in crisis and trauma in a number of ways.
I am passionate about partnering with people to help them tolerate extreme emotion, to learn and grow and be free to choose new behaviours. I have decades of lived and years of clinical experience with Alcohol and Other Drugs use and abuse and the traumas that so often lead to it and arise from it. I have understanding of complex PTSD and the Autonomic Nervous System and the ways our experiences get laid down in our systems and repeat themselves, often causing relationship upsets.
(02) 9100 0566
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Ryde, NSW 2112
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Dr Frank Valzano
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I provide an evidence-based, trauma -informed therapeutic approach for healing. Everyone’s context and needs are different, but I always aim to work side by side with you, utilising techniques and strategies that will help you. I’ve mentored teens and helped adults who have experienced trauma and significant mental health challenges. I’ve also helped people navigate relationship problems and domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and grief and loss.
(02) 8000 0047
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Ryde, NSW 2112
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Not accepting new clients
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Exclusive Wellbeing
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist with a strong interest and extensive experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and are presenting with complex trauma , PTSD and Personality Disorders.
My ideal client is one who is experiencing difficulties in their life and seeking support in working through this. I work with clients from a large range of mental health presentations. I have a strong focus on the development of our adult selves through our early developmental experiences and working toward changing unhelpful patterns in your life to create a better present and future.
(02) 8188 4469
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Epping, NSW 2121
Not accepting new clients
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New Beginnings Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing any of the following: anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD , trauma , relationship issues. I can help you to gain insight and make sense of how you are feeling and why you are responding and reacting the way that you are. The sessions are confidential and are goal-oriented. You will feel validated as I listen to you and help you to gain a better understanding of your situation, your triggers, and to learn new skills and strategies that will empower you and assist you with approaching life in a more adaptive way. I work with Individuals, 18+ years, Couples. Now offering either Telehealth and Face to Face sessions.
(02) 9158 6143
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Epping, NSW 2121
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Brenda Felix
Counsellor, MC
Verified
Verified
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic aptitudes. Her passion is to support and empower people who are facing their unique life difficulties, such as relationship issues, life transition, developmental injuries, grief and loss, trauma , stress and anxiety.
(02) 7804 4765
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Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
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Sabine Luebben
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
A particularly strong foundation and interest of mine is the treatment of complex childhood trauma and intergenerational trauma .
I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and older adults and combine face to face and telehealth support to clients across Australia. My approach is grounded in providing a warm and respectful therapeutic relationship and working together collaboratively to accommodate your individual needs and goals. I draw on a variety of therapies including psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based and relational approaches as well as DBT and mindfulness. I support clients with anxiety, depression, trauma , low self-esteem, relationship issues, and clients coping with life transitions.
(02) 8403 0804
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Pymble, NSW 2073
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Natalie Vertoudakis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I particularly enjoy working with anxiety, OCD, PTSD , eating disorders.
Open communication and rapport is essential. However, I believe long-term outcomes and goal attainment is achieved by providing clients with a psychological toolkit per se. A variety of strategies, coping and problem-solving skills that can be implemented in the future, and generalised to various issues. I believe in actively involving the client in the therapeutic process and assisting clients build confidence.
(02) 9159 6970
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Eastwood, NSW 2122
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Joyce Ong
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Joyce's clients present with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma , relationship conflicts, life transitions, sexual/gender identity, and self-acceptance. Clients hope to resolve past traumatic experience or adverse childhood experiences to overcome their inner critic to achieve a life of vitality. Joyce's working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her client’s journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
(02) 8503 9961
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North Ryde, NSW 2113
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Matti Lee
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Apart from relationship issues, we deal with mental health complaints including depressive mood, anxiety, grief and loss, & trauma and crisis.
"Feeling stuck?" - This is one of the most common expression for counselling clients. Innerhealth Practice has been helping clients to explore options and exercise solutions in difficult situations. I am passionate about improving health and maintaining harmonious life balance. Life is filled with challenges and joy. If you would like to try a new way of coping, you might prefer working with someone who has been professionally trained in counselling combined with the practical experience. Look no further, make a call today and be in charge of your issue. Nationally Registered & Accredited services by PACFA and ACA.
(02) 8294 8741
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Epping, NSW 2121
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Jess Connell Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
I specialise in issues related to anxiety, depression and trauma .
When life gets challenging sometimes we need some extra support to work through things, make changes or heal. We might feel stuck, lost, panicked, out of control or overwhelmed. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can seem to take over and we're just not sure how to change that, or even why we feel the way we do. Available now for Telehealth Australia-wide, business hours and evening appointments. Please note: I am based overseas and will be back in Australia December 2023, so no face to face appointments are available at this time.
(03) 6315 9064
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North Ryde, NSW 2113
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Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
My unique expertise in recovery from life controlling issues including addictions, eating disorders, self-harm, childhood abuse, attachment trauma & complex trauma , cause me to stand out among others.
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma , life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578
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North Ryde, NSW 2113
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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.