Trauma Counselling Service

Trauma Counselling Service

We understand that you’re looking for information about trauma counseling services. Trauma counseling is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on helping individuals, families and groups of people who have experienced traumatic events. It aims to address the emotional, psychological, and physical impact of trauma and supports individuals in their healing and recovery process.

If you are experiencing the effects of trauma, there are many resources available to help you. One of the most important things you can do is to seek professional help. Trauma counselling can provide you with the support and guidance you need to heal from your experience.

Trauma counselling can help you to

  • Understand your trauma and how it is affecting you
  • Learn coping mechanisms to deal with the symptoms of trauma
  • Develop a healthy sense of self
  • Improve your relationships with others
  • Reclaim your life and move forward

Most common types of trauma counselling:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of talk therapy that focuses on helping people change the way they think and behave. This can be helpful for people who have experienced trauma because it can help them to change the negative thoughts and beliefs that they have about themselves and the world.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a type of therapy that uses eye movements, taps, or tones to help people process traumatic memories. This can help to reduce the emotional and physical distress that people experience as a result of their trauma.
  • Exposure therapy: Exposure therapy is a type of therapy that involves gradually exposing people to the things that they are afraid of or things that trigger your trauma symptoms. This can be helpful for people who have experienced trauma because it can help them to learn to cope with their fears and to reduce the amount of anxiety that they experience.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy can be a helpful way for people to connect with others who have experienced similar traumas. This can provide a sense of support and understanding, and it can also help people to learn new coping skills.
  • Family therapy: Family therapy can be helpful for people who have experienced trauma because it can help the family to communicate better and to support each other through the healing process.
  • Address Traumatic Memories: Utilize trauma-focused therapies to help clients process and integrate traumatic memories in a safe and supportive manner. This may involve techniques like imaginal exposure, narrative therapy, or EMDR to reduce the distress associated with traumatic experiences.
  • Tailor Treatment Plans: Collaborate with clients to develop individualized treatment plans based on their unique needs, goals, and preferences. Consider incorporating evidence-based trauma therapies such as EMDR, TF-CBT, or other modalities known to be effective in addressing trauma-related issues.
  • Utilize Trauma-Focused Techniques: Implement trauma-focused techniques and interventions to address the impact of trauma. These may include grounding exercises, breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, and expressive therapies. Adapt your approach based on the client’s comfort level, readiness, and specific trauma symptoms
  • Foster Emotional Regulation: Help clients develop skills for emotional regulation, self-soothing, and managing distressing emotions and triggers associated with trauma. Teach relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises, and coping strategies to enhance emotional resilience and stability. Psychodynamic Therapy: Psychodynamic therapy explores the unconscious processes and unresolved conflicts that may contribute to trauma-related symptoms. It aims to increase self-awareness and understanding of how past experiences influence present thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

We provide Genocide Trauma Counselling service

Providing genocide trauma counseling services is an important and valuable contribution to helping individuals heal from the profound psychological and emotional impact of such experiences.

To effectively provide genocide trauma counseling services, consider the following steps:

Training and qualifications: Ensure that we have appropriate qualifications and training in trauma counseling, specifically in the context of genocide. We should have a solid understanding of the psychological, emotional, and cultural aspects related to genocide trauma.

Sensitivity and cultural competence: Genocide trauma is often deeply intertwined with cultural, ethnic, and historical factors. It is essential that Our counselors possess cultural competence and sensitivity to address the unique needs and experiences of genocide survivors from different backgrounds.

Individualized treatment plans: Each survivor’s experience and healing journey are unique. Tailor counseling approaches and treatment plans to meet the specific needs of each individual. Utilize evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT),eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and narrative therapy, among others.

Different types of genocide trauma counselling we provide

  • Individual counselling: This is one-on-one counselling with a trained counsellor. It can be helpful for survivors to have a safe space to talk about their experiences and to work through their feelings.
  • Group counselling: This is counselling with a group of other survivors. It can be helpful for survivors to connect with others who have had similar experiences, and to learn from each other’s experiences.
  • Family counselling: This is counselling with a survivor’s family members. It can be helpful for family members to understand the survivor’s trauma, and to learn how to support them.

Genocide trauma counselling can help:

  • Help survivors to process their experiences. Counsellors can help survivors to talk about what happened to them, and to begin to make sense of their experiences. This can be a difficult and painful process, but it is essential for healing.
  • Help survivors to manage their symptoms. Genocide survivors may experience a range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, nightmares, flashbacks, and physical health problems. Counsellors can help survivors to manage these symptoms and to develop coping mechanisms.
  • Help survivors to rebuild their lives. Counselling can help survivors to reconnect with their families and friends, to find meaning in their lives, and to move forward with their lives.
Have any Questions?

Have any Questions?

Frequently asked questions
  1. You can donate. Your donations will be managed by a team in Burundi. Funds will go to pay for the counselling services, travel and to support the volunteers while they are with us. Funds will be needed for building rental or purchases, equipment purchase, office equipment, utilities, internet and phone services etc.
  2. You can volunteer your services long or short term.
  3. You can support a volunteer or Prayer Minister, Therapist, Counsellor or administrative staff

God gave man a free will. In exercising his free will man may choose to do evil or to do well. The consequences of man’s choices are seen all around us. But God in His mercy, sent Jesus His son to destroy the works of evil. Who can man turn to overcome evil and the consequences in their lives? The answer is Jesus Christ.

When Jesus walked the earth, He healed the blind, cleansed the leper, healed the sick, healed demon possessed people, and restored dignity to a prostitute, a cheating tax collector and a man who was caught lying. He raised a woman’s only son from the dead. Jesus ate with people who society had no time for, but His love transformed their lives.

Why do I need Jesus?

Is your heart broken?

Do you worry about tomorrow?

Are you sick?

Are you troubled by demons?

Do you know where you will spend eternity?

Do you have physical needs that you cannot meet?

Have you lost all hope?

Do you suffer from terrible memories?

Is your heart longing for love and acceptance?

Do you need someone to turn to?

Are you laden with guilt, anger, thoughts of revenge?

Do you suffer from self-hatred?

Do you…..?

Are you…?

You can fill in the blanks with your own needs. Jesus Christ is not a magic wand, but when you choose to turn your life over to Him and you choose His ways, your life will be transformed. He will give you His joy. He can heal your body, mind, soul and spirit. He can heal your family.

It may be news to you that when God created man that He created us in His image. He created us to share His glory, His goodness, His fullness of life, joy, beauty, love. He did not do this for the animals. He did this for humans.. He created us to prosper, multiply and reproduce His glory and fill the earth with His glory. The earth that we live in was meant to be a beautiful place for all creation. 

What happened?

Evil happened. Rebellion against God happened. First it took place in Heaven and that evil was thrown out of heaven and onto the earth. It corrupted man. Man joined the rebellion against God. He wanted to be god. The bible said that man’s heart is bent on evil. Our perfect human nature was corrupted. Man cannot do anything to bring himself back to his original perfect nature, which was filled with God’s glory.

This is why Jesus came. This is why God sent Jesus to destroy evil. First evil has to be destroyed out of our own souls. Man made himself an enemy to God. When evil entered man, man lost the goodness that he was created with. His rebellion against God separated Him from God. Righteousness and unrighteousness or goodness and evil cannot coexist. God’s plan is to destroy evil forever. His plan from the beginning was to save humankind. He knew that when He gave us a will that we would choose wrongly and so, He had a plan in place to heal us and to bring us back into right relationship with Him. 

The first man’s rebellion placed a death sentence on all of our heads. Rebellion has to be judged because God is a God of justice. Evil cannot go unpunished. However, the Judge, God found someone who was willing to take our place, someone who was willing to die in our place. 

Jesus willingly took your place and He fulfilled the requirement that man must die for his rebellion against God. Rebellion has to die in our hearts and we must turn our hearts back to God. 

Why would the Judge, God, give Jesus His only begotten son to die for us? His love for you and I is as great as His love for His son Jesus. His love for us was not conditional. We did nothing to deserve it.

Jesus not only died to pay the penalty for our rebellion against God, but He offers us the great life exchange. We need His life in us, so we can live again as God created us to live in the first place. The bible says that it was Jesus, the WORD, who created us. God spoke the WORD and there was life. This is a mystery to our minds. The bible also says that Jesus’ light is in us. This is what life is. It is light. We can invite His Spirit to come and dwell inside of us. That same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead can bring transformation to your life and to your life situation.

When we acknowledge that we are living in rebellion against God and His ways and we decide that we do not want to live that way anymore, then we are ready to ask Jesus into our heart. 

The Bible is clear on how to receive Jesus. Repent of our sins, all that we are guilty of doing, saying and thinking that is evil in God’s sight. Confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is the LORD. He has to become our Lord. Walking in obedience to the word of God and to his voice will begin to change our lives. 

After we invite Jesus into our heart, two things happen, we become a son of God and He begins the work of making us like Himself again. We come into covenant with Him, a blood covenant. Jesus’ blood sealed a covenant with God for us so that now, we fight the same enemy and we become God’s friend.

You can begin your journey with God: for salvation is to know Jesus and God the Father and His Holy Spirit. 

You must be baptised in water. This is important, it is a public declaration that you are a follower of Jesus and that you are leaving the old life of rebelling and death and starting a new life in God. 

Do not take the journey alone. Find a church who seeks a relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son and Holy Spirit, attend a bible study group and begin to grow in relations with God and with His people. 

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We Believe that We can Save More Lives with you

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