Trauma Therapy & Addiction Counselling
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
– Fred Rogers
Trauma is a term that can be applied to many different experiences. However, trauma can also be a subjective experience; that is, what one person may find traumatic another may not. This does not lessen the significance of an event in a person’s life. Therapy and counselling can be helpful in working through all different kinds of traumatic experiences and aid in understanding how our current behaviours and coping mechanisms may be a result of these experiences. Alchemy provides counselling and support for individuals who have experienced rape and sexual abuse, abandonment and neglect, domestic violence, and grief and loss. In a safe environment we can explore any emotions you may be struggling to work through, even if that emotion is feeling numb. Other emotions may include a feeling of despair, an inability to trust people, fear, anger or even guilt. Effective and empathic counselling and therapy can help you regain a sense of hope and make you feel whole again. Knowing that there is a safe space and a person you can trust and confide in without worrying that you may be a ‘burden’ can help you believe that a return to normal living is possible. For more information on how we can help, please feel free to contact us.