Counselling for trauma

You can be in control. Healing is possible.
Counselling for Trauma

Counselling for Trauma

You can be in control. Healing is possible.

Counselling for trauma requires a specialized approach that moves beyond talk therapy since trauma affects our body, mind, and spirit. At Bright Horizon Therapies, we integrate best practices for trauma treatment into our trauma counselling services.

We understand that facing trauma can be one of life’s most challenging journeys, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. We are to provide you with a supportive, trauma-informed space to explore your emotions, process your experiences, and reclaim your strength.

Whether you’re grappling with the aftermath of a specific event or carrying the weight of past wounds, we are committed to walking alongside you every step of the way. Together, we’ll work collaboratively to cultivate resilience, foster growth, and empower you to embrace life with renewed courage and vitality.

What are symptoms of trauma?

One component of the definition of trauma is that it is  an experience that overwhelms our capacity to integrate it emotionally. This can be connected to an event, a series of events or enduring conditions like abusive environments. The other component is that the individual experiences are a (subjective or objective) threat to their life, integrity or sanity. One or both of these components need to be applicable.

Many people can’t recall that they have experienced trauma. Therefore, it is most likely that we can identify symptoms but not the specific traumatic events. Here are some common symptoms of trauma:

  • Numbness
  • Nightmares and flashbacks
  • Dysregulated nervous system
  • Dissociations
  • Depression and/ or anxiety
  • Overwhelming emotions
  • Social isolation
  • Avoidance of certain situations

Adverse childhood experiences can also have a trauma-like impact. 

At Bright Horizon Therapies, we know how difficult it is to go through trauma, however you are not alone. Counselling for trauma supports your healing journey

Counselling Trauma

Counselling for trauma supports your recovery.

It doesn't have to stay this way.

While each person has their individual healing journey, there are common principles to recover from the effects of trauma. Counselling can support you in regaining control. In our collaboration, we will first evaluate your situation and define the goals that fit your needs. The goals also vary dependent on where you are in your healing journey. The areas outlined below are common for recovering from trauma. 

Common elements of counselling for trauma

The treatment approach depends on the individual and their symptoms. However, there are common foundational pillars for trauma counselling:

Creating safety and stability

The first step is to create safety and stabilize your life.

Restore control

Learn to manage symptoms of trauma like dissociations, emotional overwhelm, or flashbacks.

Deepen your understanding

You will learn more about how trauma impacts your body and strategies to navigate it.

Process and Integrate traumatic experiences

This contains various tools such as parts work and EMDR which is recognized as the leading trauma resolution method.

Nurture post-traumatic growth

While trauma can impact us negatively, there is also the opportunity for post-traumatic growth.

Counselling for trauma: Benefits of choosing Bright Horizon Therapies

More than 10 years' experience in supporting people heal

Innovative care

We don’t offer generic counselling but specialize in working with trauma. We integrate evidence-based best practices like EMDR or Polyvagal Theory into our services.


We see you as the expert in your life and collaborate with you in your recovery.

Client empowerment

Trauma often leaves us with a sense of powerlessness. Working with us, we focus on giving you choices so that you feel empowered and in control.

Trauma-informed care

We integrate trauma-informed care in our treatment approach to ensure safety and build trust.

Applied social justice

We acknowledge systemic dynamics of privilege and oppression and integrate anti-racist/ anti-oppressive practices. We are BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ people allied.

Free discovery session

We offer a free discovery session to give you the opportunity to get to know us better and decide whether we are a good fit.

Take your next step today

Book a free discovery session today to explore your options.

Looking for he right path through trauma counselling can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone. At Bright Horizon Therapies, we believe in empowering you to navigate your journey with confidence.

We also understand that each person’s experience is unique. As a result, we offer a complimentary discovery session. It’s a chance for us to get to know each other better, to understand where you are, and what you hope to achieve. During this session, we’ll work together to outline your goals and explore how we can support you. You’ll gain insight into our approach and how we can tailor our services to fit your needs.

Take the first step towards healing and growth. Book your free discovery session today, and let’s embark on this journey together. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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