Trauma is the result of an extremely distressing, abusive or devastating life event/s – or period in one’s life – that is often associated with a range of debilitating, intensified and persistent emotions and behaviour, such as sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, shock, and fear.

These emotions can be overwhelming and can often lead to adverse effects, such as difficulty sleeping, health concerns, social withdrawal, self-compromise, and an overall compromised capacity to function in one’s self-esteem, relationships and other life pursuits.

Due to the nature of the effects of trauma, it can be extremely difficult to generally cope across a range of situations, which can lead to feelings of helplessness.

While it is normal for traumatic experiences to cause emotional hardship, getting support and learning ways to cope through distressing life events can help with managing and eventually overcoming the significant barriers and psychological responses relating to traumatic events.

Speak to our intake team about how our psychologists can provide you with the skills and assistance to cope with your unique situation through an individualised therapeutic process.

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Our counseling approach


We also understand that every client’s needs and preferences are unique. Nexus Psychologists are highly trained in a wide variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and are able to draw from these to ensure that our clients receive the therapy that will be most beneficial to them.

We specialise in:
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Problem Focused Solution Oriented Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Relaxation and Meditation
  • Exposure Based Therapy

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Contact us to know more about our intake process and what to expect from counselling. Speak to our friendly reception team on 9500 0751 Monday to Fridays between 9am and 6pm.