Trauma and PTSD – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Trauma and PTSD: Sometimes when people become overwhelmed by an experience, their brains can record the experience in very different ways to normal. As the brain tries to process these events and store them as usual, they can be re-experienced as flashbacks to the event, uncomfortable physical sensations, or nightmares. People can feel as if they are going crazy, and end up feeling very disturbed.

Counselling Approach: There are a number of effective and evidence based treatments for trauma. I work in a warm and compassionate way to ensure that trauma survivors develop the skills necessary to soothe themselves, to ensure that therapy can proceed safely. If a person has experienced multiple traumas, or traumas beginning in childhood, this first stage can take many months or even years. Once it feels right to both of us, we may being to reprocess the difficult memories in the safety of the consulting room. I usually use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), a therapy developed for healing from trauma, because when it tends to provide the most rapid relief to clients. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is also an option for trauma focused therapy. I always negotiate the plan with my client, and develop a comfortable path for their healing.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422