Mangrove House - Sydney based counsellors

Trauma Counselling, Sydney

Using a trauma-informed approach, we will create safety within and outside the body. We can help you reclaim your future by better understanding how historic trauma affects you in the now. 

Unresolved trauma manifests in the body in numerous ways. It can disrupt how memory is stored, breaking it into fragments so that you are left with impressions, feelings, and sensations rather than a cohesive, narrative structure that you can recall when needed. (Blue Knot provide some excellent resources to help us to better understand how trauma can impact memory.)

At other times, you might be triggered into remembering something from the past or you might feel like you’re experiencing it all over again without knowing how to make it stop. Trauma held in the body can also manifest in mysterious aches and pains, or sometimes it feels like you’ve zoned out and when you return to the present, you have no idea what just happened.

trauma-informed approach means that from the moment you step into our Annandale room, in Sydney’s Inner West, your counsellor will work with you to ensure you feel safe and comfortable and this means different things for different people – varying the lighting, taking your shoes off, wrapping yourself in a blanket.

Our approach is informed by evidence-based methodologies such as Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Focusing. Your counsellor will go at your pace, ensuring you feel supported and validated as you embark on your recovery from trauma.

  • Bessel van der Kolk
    “We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body."
    Bessel van der Kolk
  • Bessel van der Kolk
    "While trauma keeps us dumbfounded, the path out of it is paved with words, carefully assembled, piece by piece, until the whole story can be revealed."
    Bessel van der Kolk
  • Peter Levine
    “Trauma is about loss of connection – to ourselves, to our bodies, to our families, to others, and to the world around us."
    Peter Levine

If your needs are immediate

Please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or
000 in the case of an emergency.