Virtuous Circle Counselling


Trauma Counselling Kelowna

Virtuous Circle Trauma Counsellors in Kelowna

Welcome to Virtuous Circle Counselling in Kelowna, where we recognize the uniqueness of every individual’s journey towards healing from trauma. Our team of highly dedicated trauma counsellors in Kelowna stands as a source of support, ready to navigate this sensitive path alongside you, offering not just expertise but genuine compassion and commitment to your well-being.

In the location of Kelowna, we believe that addressing and healing from trauma involves a personalized approach. Our trauma counsellors understand the intricate nature of these experiences and are dedicated to providing guidance that goes beyond conventional therapy. We don’t just acknowledge your pain; we strive to create a safe and trusting space where you can explore, understand, and overcome the effects of trauma.

Our Kelowna Therapists

Tiffany Petite, Calgary Therapist, Virtuous Circle Counselling, Calgary, AB
Tiffany Petite
Therapist / Clinic Director / Co-Founder
Angeline Murwisi Therapist Calgary
Angeline Murwisis
Registered Social Worker/ Therapist

Your Unique Healing Journey

Every person’s experience with trauma is unique, and so is the path to recovery. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our trauma counsellors work collaboratively with you to understand your specific needs, concerns, and goals. We recognize that healing is not just about addressing the symptoms but also about fostering resilience, empowerment, and a renewed sense of self.

Who Can Benefit from Trauma Counselling?

Trauma counselling is designed for anyone who has experienced a distressing or life-altering event. It’s not limited to specific types of trauma; rather, it encompasses a wide range of experiences, from accidents and natural disasters to interpersonal violence and emotional abuse. If you find yourself struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic incident, trauma counselling can provide invaluable support.

Signs and Symptoms of Trauma

  • Flashbacks and Intrusive Memories: Reliving the traumatic event in your mind involuntarily.
  • Avoidance Behaviours: Actively avoiding reminders of the trauma, which may lead to social isolation.
  • Changes in Mood and Irritability: Experiencing mood swings, irritability, and emotional volatility.
  • Anxiety and Hypervigilance: Heightened anxiety, constant worry, and a heightened startle response.
  • Nightmares and Sleep Disturbances: Persistent nightmares contributing to sleep disorders and emotional distress.
  • Difficulty Forming and Maintaining Relationships: Challenges in connecting with others due to trust issues.
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What Can Trauma Therapy Do For You?

Trauma therapy is a multifaceted approach aimed at helping individuals cope with the emotional and psychological impact of trauma. Our trauma counsellors employ evidence-based therapeutic techniques to address trauma’s deep-seated effects. Here’s how trauma therapy can assist you:

  • Holistic Assessment: Understanding your specific trauma triggers and their impact on your daily life.
  • Cognitive Restructuring: Identifying and reframing negative thought patterns associated with the trauma.
  • Exposure Therapy: Gradually confronting and desensitizing yourself to distressing memories.
  • Mindfulness Techniques: Learning to stay present and manage anxiety through mindfulness exercises.
  • Supportive Environment: Providing a safe space to express your thoughts and emotions without judgement.

What Happens During Trauma Counselling?

Trauma counselling typically involves a collaborative and individualized approach. In the initial sessions, your trauma counsellor will work with you to establish a trusting relationship and gain insights into your unique experiences. Together, you’ll explore the impact of trauma on your life, identify coping mechanisms, and set achievable therapeutic goals.

What Is the Best Type of Therapy for Trauma?

Several therapeutic modalities can be effective in treating trauma. At Virtuous Circle Counselling, our trauma counsellors may use:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Identifying and modifying negative thought patterns.
  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): Processing distressing memories using bilateral stimulation.
  • Mindfulness Therapy: Enhancing self-awareness and reducing stress through mindfulness practices.
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy: Gradual exposure to distressing memories to reduce avoidance behaviours.
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Do I Have Trauma or PTSD?

If you’re uncertain whether you’re experiencing trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), our trauma counsellors can conduct a comprehensive assessment. PTSD is a specific set of reactions that can occur after experiencing a traumatic event. Our team will work with you to understand your symptoms and determine an appropriate course of action.

Why Choose Virtuous Circle Counselling for Trauma Counselling in Kelowna?

  • Experienced and Compassionate Team: Our trauma counsellors bring a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to every session.
  • Individualized Treatment Plans: We recognize that each individual’s experience of trauma is unique, and our treatment plans are tailored accordingly.
  • Evidence-Based Practices: Our trauma counselling incorporates evidence-based therapeutic approaches to ensure effective and ethical care.
  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Virtuous Circle Counselling provides a safe space for you to explore and process your experiences without judgement.

Start your journey to healing with Virtuous Circle Counselling in Kelowna. Contact us today to schedule your trauma counselling sessions and take the first step toward reclaiming your well-being.

Call Us at (778) 654-5396 

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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.