Looking for Trauma Treatment in Melbourne That Works?  Somatic Trauma Counselling in Melbourne Is What Psychologists, Therapist’s recommend for PTSD Treatment

Nothing Ever Goes Away Until It Teaches Us What We Need To Know – Pema Chödrön . If you’re looking for trauma counselling in Melbourne please reach out. I offer a somatic based PTSD Treatment in Melbourne, as well as international clients via zoom.

Hi, My name’s Ronnie Adamowicz. I am a Melbourne-based trauma therapist. In order to serve my clients who have experienced past traumas, I use a combination of therapies: somatic psychotherapy, somatic therapy, and experiential focusing oriented therapy (FOT). Start experiencing somatic therapy today


How do I approach clients who have trauma history?

Trauma comes in many forms; it may stem from negative childhood experiences, sexual abuse, relationship violence, grief, abuse, among other causes.

Just as physical injuries impact the body, traumatic experiences can leave damage as well.

Unfortunately, the effects of trauma can be long-lasting. If you have experienced some form of trauma during your lifetime, you may greatly benefit from seeing a trauma therapist in Melbourne.

Trauma is a sensitive subject, which is why as a trauma therapist, I treat my clients with utmost respect. I have an empathetic, non-judgmental stance, which will help you feel more comfortable when talking about your past experiences. The environment of therapy, whether in office or virtual, will be a safe place with a positive atmosphere of hope.

What is Somatic Psychotherapy for trauma?

Somatic psychotherapy is a holistic therapy used for trauma. It is body-centered therapy that focuses on the mind-body connection. Somatic psychotherapy can help relieve chronic stress and rebalance the nervous system.

Trauma psychologists and therapists share the view that the body, mind, spirituality, and emotions are all interconnected. Your past traumas have impacted your body and have caused you to hold the trauma within you.


What to expect during a somatic psychotherapy session?

  • As a trauma therapist based in Melbourne, I offer an opportunity to explore past experiences on your own terms
  • During somatic therapy sessions, we will tune in to the physical experiences that you hold within your body
  • I may utilise holistic techniques such as meditation and relaxation to relieve your symptoms and connect your mind and body
  • As a trauma therapist, I guide clients to develop acceptance and awareness of suppressed emotions.

Start Experiencing Somatic Therapy Today!

The Somatic therapy approach has a profound affect on trauma. There are several modalities of this therapy, such as Internal Family Systems, and Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy. Experiencing somatic therapy can be a liberating experience, helping people move forward from a place of being “stuck” after even just one session.

Where did Somatic Therapy Originate?

Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT) emerged in the 1960s and 1970s as a humanistic and experiential approach to psychotherapy. The roots of this therapeutic method can be traced back to the collaborative efforts of psychologist Eugene Gendlin and philosopher Carl Rogers, both prominent figures in the field of counseling and psychotherapy.

In the 1950s, Gendlin worked closely with Rogers at the University of Chicago, where they explored the process of psychotherapy and the factors that contributed to its effectiveness. Gendlin, influenced by his background in philosophy and interest in phenomenology, sought to understand the client’s subjective experience and how therapeutic change occurred.

The key breakthrough came when Gendlin and his colleagues conducted extensive research on therapy sessions. They discovered that successful outcomes were linked not only to the therapeutic techniques employed but also to a more intrinsic factor—the client’s ability to connect with their own internal experiences and emotions. This insight laid the foundation for what later became known as Focusing-Oriented Therapy.

Gendlin introduced the concept of “felt sense,” a term that encapsulates the bodily sensations and emotional nuances experienced by an individual. Focusing involves turning attention inward to explore these felt senses, allowing clients to access deeper levels of awareness and insight. The process encourages a non-judgmental and compassionate exploration of one’s inner world.

The core of Focusing-Oriented Therapy lies in the belief that the body holds valuable information and wisdom that can guide the therapeutic process. By cultivating a mindful and accepting attitude towards these bodily sensations, clients can gain profound insights and make authentic, self-directed changes in their lives.

Today, Focusing-Oriented Therapy stands as a unique and influential therapeutic approach, emphasizing the importance of bodily awareness, empathy, and the client’s innate capacity for self-healing. Its legacy continues to shape the landscape of experiential psychotherapy, offering a holistic and client-centered perspective on personal growth and transformation.

When Trauma is trapped in the body it causes physical and mental symptoms:


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Lethargy
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dissociation
  • Low blood pressure
  • Digestion issues
  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Decreased immunity


Focusing Oriented Therapy (FOT)

Focusing Oriented Therapy is another therapy I use for trauma counselling in Melbourne. FOT is a body-focused therapy which emphasizes the awareness of the body. FOT was developed by Eugene Gendlin, a psychotherapist and philosopher, in the 1960s.

A central component of FOT is one’s own inner experience, referred to as the felt sense; an internal experience you feel containing your life’s experiences. The felt sense is used to gain understanding of the feelings your body holds from traumatic experiences.

One technique used in focusing is called bodywork. Bodywork draws attention to the body language that you have during therapy sessions. I may ask you what your gestures feel like for you. This helps us discuss the bodily experiences you are having during therapy, and how they relate to your emotions.

Benefits of Somatic Experiential Therapies Like Focusing Therapy:

  • Deeper level of awareness
  • Reduced stress
  • Better connection between the body and mind
  • Becoming reacquainted with emotions
  • Better able to describe own feelings and desires
  • Greater attentiveness
  • Lowered tension
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Increased problem-solving ability
  • Improved relationships
  • Overall greater success in therapy

Benefits of trauma counselling in Melbourne

There are many benefits to starting trauma counselling. With time you will acquire improved resiliency, a greater ability to handle stress, and importantly, greater peace of mind. Your nervous system will be restored through the use of a combination of somatic psychotherapy techniques. Trauma can take a toll on a person physically and mentally, but there is hope. Trauma counselling can help reset your body and help you move on from the negative effects that you have endured.

Customer Testimonials: Feedback from My Clients

Review author ★★★★★ I’m sincerely grateful and appreciative for the guidance and support I received from Ronnie! I entered into seeking support not knowing what to do or how to understand my situation but after talking about what was going on for me and then really looking inside myself exploring and understanding my emotions, what I was observing gave me the strength and courage to make decisions about myself that I needed to live a more positive and fulfilling life. Ronnie’s experience and gentle, reassuring tone really made this process a positive and empowering experience.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie has been fantastic to work with. His friendly approach puts you at ease from your first session, I had never heard of Somatic therapy before and thought it was worth a shot, we have been working together for several months now and the results have been subtle, yet when I look back now we have worked on and resolved some seriously big issues, I had not put time into resolving. Thanks Ronnie for all your help.Review author ★★★★★ My sessions with Ronnie have made an impact on my life that cannot be understated. I’ve found a profoundly positive and persistent shift in my relationship with myself since taking the time to talk with him. I would definitely recommend Ronnie to anyone seeking guidance on the path toward self care.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie has such a beautiful open and caring heart and has been there for me with me through some really sticky times giving me a safe place to honestly and openly express and be held in such a nurturing and caring way. An absolute gem of a counselor ! Truly recommend !Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie's somatic therapy approach helped me unlock the deep-rooted emotions stored in my body, leading to profound emotional release and a sense of renewal.Review author ★★★★★ Working with Ronnie had been transformational. His somatic based therapy has helped me to make unconscious patterns conscious and helped to release them from the body so that new ways of being and healing are possible. I highly recommend working with Ronnie. He is a true gem.Nicola L.Review author ★★★★★ Professional and friendly counselling! Have recommended to friends.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie is a very good counsellor. Really enjoy his technique and most of all getting great results with each session. Very relaxed and comfortable sessions. Highly recommend.Review author ★★★★★ I extremely appreciate Ronnie's equally personal and professional approach to therapy, I feel a calm confidence with how each session is guided with compassion, understanding, gentleness, respect, positive optimism, honesty and purpose. The way these things appear to seamlessly weave together to create a truly transformative space is a pleasure to be apart of and shows a level of passion, dedication and knowledge that for me really is very valuable. In summary, have nothing negative to say about my experience here and highly recommend it.Review author ★★★★★ Ronnie is a great counsellor and I liked his techniques. Felt the results were good. I saw him online which worked way better than I expected.Review author ★★★★★ I’ve been working with Ronnie for a while now. He’s been really helpful, encouraging and aided in my journey to finding the answers that I sought about myself. He’s a great guy, would highly recommend for those seeking a great psychotherapist. =)js_loader

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