Trauma Counselling

On August 12, 2011, in Trauma Counselling, by admin

Traumatic events are diverse and endless and could be crimes committed by a stranger, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence,  sexual abuse, suicide of a loved one, natural catastrophes, vehicular accidents,  combat and war and many others.  At the same time there are many disorders that are related to trauma such as Acute Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.  Trauma can be defined as when a person is exposed to an event which has an impact on his/her life situation which has the result that the person is not able to handle it with the normal coping abilities he or she has.

It is also important to note the importance of emotional  vulnerability of the person when he/she experiences trauma.  The factors that could have an impact on how the traumatic event will be perceived could be that the person has an inborn emotional sensitivity or the person might have a biological predisposition for psychiatric disorders.   The role of early adverse life events as well as the sensitization that previous traumas had on him/her might also play a role.  Trauma can also be seen as a situation a person experience, or witnesses or are confronted with that is perceived as death threatening, or that it can causes serious injury or even a threat to the physical integrity of the self or other people.  There is also a feeling of intense fear, horror and helplessness involved.

In South Africa trauma is part of our everyday life and when we do not deal with trauma in an appropriate way by means of counselling, remnants of the trauma can play havoc in our lives for many years to come.

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Trauma Counselling in Pretoria East

On August 8, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin
Riekie Coetsee
082 401 9546

Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Riekie Coetsee, a qualified and experienced Trauma Counselor.

My qualifications include the following: Registered Counsellor with HPCSA and Masters degree in Psychology. My practice number with the Medical Aid Board (BHF) enables you to claim back the counselling fee directly from your medical aid fund.

I’ve been a facilitator for Alzheimer South Africa and  involved in counselling for many years. On numerous occasions I acted as guest speaker at old age homes and other relevant institutions. An Alzheimer caregiver support group was established with my support in  Eersterust during 2008.

I am passionate about the well-being of my fellow human beings who are confronted with situations and experiences which causes both psychological as well as physiological discomfort, like stress and trauma.

My services include the following types of trauma counselling:

  • Violent crime victims
  • Rapes (infant and adult)
  • Physical and emotional abuse
  • Motor vehicle accident victims
  • HIV/AIDS pre- and post test counselling
  • Bereaved family members
  • Terminally ill patients
  • Attempted suicide counselling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Burn victims
  • Trauma defusing
  • Trauma debriefing
  • Trauma containment
  • Marriage counselling
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