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Childhood Trauma Counselling in Vancouver

Do I have Childhood Trauma? 

If you remember a specific traumatic event

Have you experienced physical, emotional, or mental abuse? Had surgery and were at a hospital at a young age? Been neglected (physically or emotionally) by your caregivers? Did you move a lot when you were growing up? Have a family history of substance abuse or mental illnesses? If you answered any of these questions you might need to do some childhood trauma counselling therapy.

If you remember a specific event during childhood trauma therapy our certified Vancouver counsellors will help you to reprocess that memory so you won’t experience a strong painful emotion when that memory comes up in your mind. In case you don’t remember but guessed something weird happened, we will start with the bodily sensations and emotions and explore the earliest experiences when you felt this way.

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If you are unsure you had trauma

Have you been constantly criticized, compared to your siblings or classmates, bullied by peers, emotionally neglected, frightened to be punished, or expected to take on adult responsibilities?

The emotional injury from these events is not obvious but also might have affected negatively your development. The results of constant criticism and lack of praise and encouragement might form your negative beliefs and high expectations of yourself.

As kids we constantly please parents, as we need their attention, praise, and support. If they were never satisfied with you, you might develop a high achiever personality syndrome when it’s ‘never enough’. No matter what you did, ‘you could always do better’. So we develop a habit of focusing only on our mistakes and disregarding our achievements.

As kids, we need a calm adult to help us to regulate our emotions. If you were growing up with emotionally distant adults, or your parents never been around, you might have felt emotionally abandoned by them. When you are in distress, or overwhelmed with emotions and nobody is around to help you make sense of it, and comfort you, it often results in problems with emotional regulation.

If you know there was a trauma but you don't remember it

Whether you remember what happened or not, if you sometimes experience strong emotions or bodily sensations that you can’t explain, it’s a clue you might have some old wounds that need attention.

Often when we experience strong overwhelming emotions that our nervous system can not handle it helps us to dissociate from the pain. At the time of the event, it was helpful but now you might notice some ‘blackouts’ in your memory. To process trauma we often don’t need the details. Your bodily sensations will help you to do the healing.

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Are You Looking For Healing and Resilience? At Modern Therapy, Vancouver’s Trusted Childhood Trauma Counselling Service Can Help

If you are looking to build resilience and move beyond the shadows of childhood trauma, Modern Therapy and Counselling in Vancouver is here to support you. Our skilled and certified counsellors are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of trauma and emerge stronger.