``Should we shield the canyons from the windstorms – we would never see the true beauty of their carvings`` ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross

What is trauma?

Trauma can be defined as an incident or event involving a perceived or actual threat of harm, injury and/or death, which overwhelms an individual’s coping resources.

There are many types of trauma. Some examples are: hijacking, robberies, rape, car accidents, physical assault, domestic violence, war and combat, natural disasters. Other types of trauma also include the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or divorce, and being diagnosed with a difficult illness (eg cancer).

Trauma Debriefing – the Process

Trauma debriefing will help the individual process what has happened to him/her, deal with the difficult and often overwhelming emotions triggered by the trauma and assist with the recovery from the incident.

The trauma debriefing process usually comprises 2-4 sessions. The amount of sessions needed, however, largely depends on the severity of the traumatic event, as well as on the person himself/herself.

If counselling is not sought after a traumatic event, the emotions and the traumatic incident itself may be suppressed and can re-emerge at a later stage as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is far more difficult to deal with than the stress and anxiety generated by the initial traumatic incident.



Get in touch

To book an appointment or if you have a question please fill in the form below.

Send message

19 Amandel Avenue

Dowerglen Ext 4


Linked in