Virtuous Circle Counselling


Trauma Counselling Edmonton

Trauma Counselling in Edmonton: Nurturing Healing and Resilience

In the heart of Edmonton, Virtuous Circle Counselling provides support for those on the journey to healing from trauma. Our trauma counselling services extend beyond mere sessions; they are a testament to our commitment to helping individuals reclaim their lives.

Our Edmonton Therapists

Justine Jacques Edmonton Therapist
Justine Jacques
Registered Provisional Psychologist/Therapist
Davinder Pandher, Registered Psychologist | Virtuous Circle Counselling
Davinder Pandher
MACP, DCP Candidate
Registered Psychologist/ Therapist

Understanding Trauma is Key

Trauma comes in various forms, resulting from experiences like accidents, abuse, loss, or significant life changes. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our approach to Trauma Counselling in Edmonton is to provide a safe space for individuals to explore their emotions, memories, and coping mechanisms.

Why Choose Virtuous Circle for Trauma Counselling in Edmonton?

Starting on the journey of trauma counselling requires an approach that goes beyond merely suppressing traumatic experiences. It’s a profound process that involves understanding the root causes, recognizing triggers, and developing coping mechanisms for sustainable emotional regulation. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we don’t just provide counselling; we offer a holistic approach committed to achieving profound and lasting change. Our unique approach sets us apart in guiding individuals towards comprehensive healing and transformative growth.

Personalized Care Tailored to You

At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we recognize that each person’s experience with trauma is unique. Hence, our trauma counselling services are designed to be highly personalized. Our therapists initiate the counselling process with a comprehensive assessment, understanding the nature of your trauma and its impact on your life. This holistic approach enables us to tailor our therapeutic interventions to your specific needs.

How Our Trauma Counselling Works

Our trauma counselling draws from evidence-based therapeutic modalities proven effective in trauma recovery. We utilize approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness Therapy. These modalities help in addressing the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral impact of traumatic experiences.

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Recognizing the Signs: Symptoms of Trauma

Trauma can manifest in a variety of ways, and recognizing the signs is crucial for seeking timely support. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our therapists are highly trained to identify and address the diverse symptoms of trauma. Here’s a closer look at the key indicators:

Flashbacks and Intrusive Memories

Trauma often replays in the form of distressing flashbacks or intrusive memories. These vivid recollections can disrupt daily life, causing emotional distress and a sense of reliving the traumatic event.

Nightmares and Sleep Disturbances

Sleep disturbances, including nightmares, are common symptoms of trauma. Persistent nightmares can contribute to sleep disorders, leading to fatigue and exacerbating emotional distress.

Anxiety and Hypervigilance

Trauma survivors may experience heightened anxiety and hypervigilance. Constant worry, nervousness, and a heightened startle response can significantly impact daily functioning.

Depression and Emotional Numbing

Trauma often leads to feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and emotional numbness. Depression can affect all aspects of life, diminishing the ability to experience joy or engage in once-enjoyable activities.

Difficulty Forming and Maintaining Relationships

Trauma can influence one’s ability to trust and connect with others. Challenges in forming and maintaining relationships can lead to social isolation, intensifying the emotional impact of trauma.

Avoidance Behaviors

Individuals may actively avoid reminders of the traumatic event. While avoidance can provide temporary relief, it limits engagement with various aspects of life and impedes the healing process.

Changes in Mood and Irritability

Mood swings, irritability, and emotional volatility are common. These mood changes can strain relationships and make it challenging to regulate emotions effectively.

Physical Symptoms

Trauma can manifest in physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive issues, and chronic pain. Addressing the physical manifestations of trauma is integral to comprehensive healing.

Recognizing these signs requires an understanding of individual experiences. Our therapists at Virtuous Circle Counselling are adept at creating a safe space for clients to share their unique challenges. Through open communication, trust is established, enabling a collaborative journey toward healing.

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Location-Based Support in Edmonton

Situated in Edmonton, Virtuous Circle Counselling is conveniently located to serve the diverse communities within the city. Our trauma counselling services are accessible and offer a welcoming environment where you can begin your journey toward healing.

Comprehensive Support for Trauma Recovery

Healing Through Connection

Trauma often leads to feelings of isolation. Our trauma counselling emphasizes the importance of connection. Our therapists create a supportive therapeutic relationship, fostering a sense of safety and trust essential for healing.

Integrative Approaches for Lasting Change

Our trauma counselling integrates various therapeutic approaches, ensuring a comprehensive strategy for lasting change. From exploring the impact of trauma to developing coping mechanisms, we guide you every step of the way.

Beyond Counselling: Building Resilience

Trauma recovery is not just about addressing past wounds; it’s about building resilience for the future. Our therapists work with you to develop skills and strategies that empower you to navigate life’s challenges with strength.

Begin Your Journey to Healing: Take the First Step

If you’re ready to start on the path to trauma recovery, Virtuous Circle Counselling is here to support you. Our compassionate therapists are dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges of trauma, fostering resilience, and nurturing your well-being.

Contact Us: Start Your Trauma Recovery Today

Your Questions Answered About Trauma Counselling

The best counselling for trauma is one that aligns with your unique needs. Our therapists employ a range of modalities, ensuring a personalized approach that resonates with your experiences and goals.

Trauma counselling aims to facilitate healing by addressing the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral impact of traumatic experiences. It provides tools to navigate triggers, process emotions, and develop resilience.

While counselling is a powerful tool in trauma recovery, its effectiveness may vary. For some, counselling alone is sufficient, while others may benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. Our therapists collaborate to ensure comprehensive care.

There’s no specific timeline for starting trauma therapy. If you’re experiencing distress or noticing the impact of trauma on your daily life, it’s a good time to seek support. Our team is here to guide you whenever you’re ready.

Trauma responses vary and may include heightened anxiety, dissociation, hypervigilance, or emotional numbing. Recognizing these responses is crucial, and our therapists provide tools to manage and cope with them effectively.

Book Your Appointment Online

We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.