Debriefing interventions have arisen from the understandable desire to reduce victims’ suffering after a traumatic event. Evidence suggests that components of traumatic debriefing may provide a useful “first aid” session to trauma victims and help us to identify persons who are at risk for chronic psychological problems following an event.
Complicated grief reactions
The death of a family member or friend is among life’s most painful loses. When the death occurs unexpectedly— from violence, accident, natural disaster, or suicide, for example — the survivors’ emotional and psychological response can be exponential.
A strong link exists between complicated grief, morbidity and the risk of physical illness. PTSD develops in approximately one-third of cases involving sudden, unexpected death of a close friend or relative and can result in severe reactions to the loss.
Justin understands that talking about trauma can be painful, and he aims to help make the process of healing meaningful. He offers trauma debriefing and trauma counselling for those who are affected by trauma - to prevent or minimise the symptoms of PTSD and other psychological side effects of trauma.
Whether the traumatic event happened recently or years ago, Justin can help you work through complex emotions, so you can identify and come to terms with the feelings you experienced during and after the traumatic event.
Trauma changes us. It can leave us feeling angry and afraid, often hurting our loved ones and avoiding the things we love.