As a trauma counsellor, I can support you in addressing the different impacts of trauma, violence, and oppression. We may process feelings of grief, anger, sadness, guilt, or fear. There are many different ways people respond to trauma, but some of the common issues that come up in this type of counselling are:
My approach to counselling engages people as their whole selves. I attend to what is happening in the room. This includes what is coming up in your thoughts, feelings, and body. It also means paying attention to the quality of our connection as people within our roles as counsellor and client. I approach all my work with an attention to the social and cultural context. We can explore who you are and where you come from– your personal circumstances, identities, values and experiences and how you have been impacted by experiences of trauma, violence, and oppression.
I can tailor workshops for your organization on topics such as Best practices for responding to disclosures of sexual assault, Hate kills: Responding to and preventing suicide in your community, and It’s more than saying no: A guide to better boundaries.