Chronic Pain brings hundreds of people to therapy every week. What is chronic pain? It is pain lasting for at least 3 months on a near daily basis. It does not go away even if you have been treated for the medical condition or pain. It can be derived from many things such as a traumatic injury, surgery, or another medical condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or an infection.
Stress creates natural responses in the body – the nervous system will activate a response to deal with stress. Our nervous system is built to focus on what is the most important. Those who have experienced trauma are hyper-sensitive to their surroundings and potential triggers. Through counselling, we hope to reduce the suffering and not add to the individuals stress response.
Through trauma counselling we will focus on your repetitive patterns of defensive actions, and help move you from fight, flight, and freeze responses. Furthermore, we will work with the way the client feels from their experience. With a focus on their memories and how they respond to situations. We work collaboratively to build a positive self-regard.
We understand that a client’s mental health can be impacted by a collision and that this can be a traumatic event. We offer counselling services that may be funded by ICBC to help you manage this trauma, work through your pain, and assist you in any way you may need. Our Registered Clinical Counsellor offers a CBT approach towards trauma and pain and will work closely with your Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Kinesiologist and your RMT to make sure you are receiving well rounded care for your overall well-being.