Therapeutic Approaches


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Couples Counselling (Attachment Theory)

  • Trauma Therapy using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for PTSD .

  • Conversational Model, Trauma Theory, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Theory,  and Attachment theory. 

  • Counselling can be short to medium term, while psychotherapy  is often longer term and works at a deeper level.



About Trauma: David Baldwin's Trauma information Page


This page briefly summarizes some of what we know about traumatic symptoms and responses, and includes links describing PTSD symptoms and coping strategies. Other links lead to more research-oriented issues, such as measuring treatment efficacy, etc. Succeeding pages at this site provide additional links to more detailed references, online articles, and web resources helpful in understanding trauma responses and treatment.


Centre for Clinical Intervention: Resources page


The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is a specialist state-wide program that is administered through North Metropolitan Health Services in Western Australia.

CCI has also developed a number of resources for consumers, mental health practitioners, and doctors, many of which are freely available through their website. These resources include help with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, disordered eating, panic attacks, and bipolar disorder.



Sidran Institute Resources page for Survivors and Loved Ones


Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, Inc. is an international nonprofit organisation which has developed a number of trauma specific educational programmes; resources for treatment, support and self-help; trauma-informed community and professional collaboration projects; and publications about trauma and recovery.




Dr. Brené Brown is a social worker, researcher and professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, and gave this talk in January 2011 on vulnerability, human connection, and shame.


Robert Anda: "Adverse Childhood Experiences" and their impacts into adulthood

Childhood trauma expert Dr. Robert Anda, co-investigator of the Centers for Disease Control Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, spoke on 23 October 2012 at University of Alaska Anchorage on "Adverse Childhood Experiences" and their impacts into adulthood.


Kristin Neff on the Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion


Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas, and has conducted research on self-compassion – a central construct in Buddhist psychology. In this talk she discusses the difference between self-esteem that comes from other peoples' judgement of you, compared to being able to feel true empathy and compassion for ourselves.

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