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Understanding Developmental Trauma

At Evolving Minds Counselling, we have years of experience in this area and work collaboratively with parents, caregivers, children, young people, and agencies. We believe collaboration is key to providing effective support and care.

Our approach is grounded in developmental neurobiology with our clinicians having completed advanced qualifications in Developmental Trauma.

Attending counselling for developmental trauma can be a valuable step towards healing, growth, and ultimately, a more fulfilling life.

Children who experience developmental trauma may struggle with emotional regulation and present as angry, oppositional or defiant.  They may also present as withdrawn, depressed and sad and have difficulty trusting others.  

This can impact their ability to form meaningful relationships and may lead to increased anxiety and depression. It can also impact academic success with difficulty with concentration, memory and problem solving.  They may have difficulty understanding social cues, forming friendships, and maintaining boundaries.

Chronic stress from developmental trauma can negatively impact physical health, leading to issues such as headaches, stomachaches, fatigue, and compromised immune function.

Untreated developmental trauma can have long-term consequences that persist into adulthood.

If you seek further information or wish to schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians, please reach out to us at 02 8519 4197 or complete our online booking form below.

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