Central Coast Trauma Centre

Discovering

Inner Strength

Heal Your Past, Embrace Your Future: Begin Your Journey Here

We focus on helping you heal from trauma and find your inner calm and strength again. We use kindness, understanding, and proven methods to make sure you feel safe and supported while you work through your past hurts. Together, we'll start a journey of healing that helps you become stronger, letting you live a life full of meaning and happiness.

WHAT WE OFFER

Discover Healing Through Our Counselling Services

From Surviving to Thriving with Trauma Education

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Find Your Focus, Heal Your Mind

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Transform Pain into Power with Every Session

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Clear the Air, Clear Your Path to Wellness

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From Victim to Victor: Counselling for Change

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Supporting Those Who Support Others

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Young Hearts, Healing Together

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ABOUT US

We Help You Find Your Healing

The Central Coast Trauma Centre is founded by BJ Murray. We work from a humanistic, strength based and relational framework. Those are big words; this just means that we don’t use a text book approach or a diagnostic label approach. We pay attention to YOU and then we use this information to decide together on the best approach. This means that we authentically show up for you and acknowledge the expertise that you have in your own life and how it has got you to be here today. We take an integrative approach to counselling and we draw on different techniques depending on you as an individual and your unique circumstances. One of the main techniques that we use is Brainspotting, it is a unique and powerful way to release and process stuck Trauma that might be holding you back for the life that you want.

At Central Coast Trauma Centre, we are Trauma Informed and this means that we don’t ask “what is wrong with you”, we ask “what happened to you”. This framework informs all our practices. We work with many issues including Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Relationship issues and we often work with women who have suffered from Domestic Violence relationships and are needing long term support and healing.

If you would like a chat with us first to decide if we are the right fit, please book in a 15 min consult here.

What our customers have to say

Marlih Jung
Marlih Jung
2023-09-20
Comments Marlih Jung BJ is a highly skilled trauma councillor, What you need to know about trauma. To release trauma, one must acknowledge it first. Seek professional help if needed. Express emotions through therapy. Time and patience are essential for healing and recovery. Trauma therapy is a specialized approach to help individuals heal from emotional wounds. It employs evidence-based techniques to address trauma's impact. Skilled therapists provide a safe space for processing emotions and building resilience, promoting recovery and improved mental health. Wishing BJ much success in her new Centre.
Ali C
Ali C
2023-08-28
BJ has an extensive knowledge of trauma and it's impacts on the brain and the body. I had not heard of brainspotting prior to making my first appointment, and honestly I was sceptical of it, but needed help with trauma.  BJ created a safe and supportive environment that allowed me to explore my thoughts and feelings without judgment, or trying to intellectualise them. What impressed me the most was the tangible impact of brainspotting. It is so different to other kinds of therapy, you don't sit and talk about traumatic events, it lets your brain process it. After a few sessions things got a bit better. Now 6 months in and my ability to deal with triggers and to emotionally regulate has improved beyond measure, am very grateful.
Lauren Mann
Lauren Mann
2023-08-03
Choosing BJ as the therapist to help me work through my anxiety and childhood trauma has been the best decision I've made all year. She's caring, has always validated my emotions and helps me work through them with the use of brain spotting. I really can't thank BJ enough. I feel like a different person, all for the better! If you're wanting to start that scary journey of healing trauma, I would highly recommend choosing BJ ❤️
Ros Oakey
Ros Oakey
2023-08-02
BJ is very skilled in her approach. I appreciated being affirmed, having emotions validated and the explanation of how those emotions can manifest in a physical expression.
Vivian Laporta
Vivian Laporta
2023-06-08
BJ is a beautiful human and highly qualified. She helps me to transmute my traumas into flowers of wisdom, courage, acceptance, love and balanced emotions. Highly recommend BJ if you are ready to take your life to a next step of healing and growth. Have no words to thank her of our work together ❤️

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The first session is an information gathering session and we start to get to know each other, it can be scary to turn up for a counselling session with a stranger and have to talk about stuff that is difficult for you, but it will be worth it and we support you all the way through this stage.

This is up to you and how you feel you are going and progressing with the counselling.  We will give a suggestion of how many sessions it might take for you to begin progressing , but counselling is not an exact science and we always go back to what THE CLIENT FEELS IS HELPFUL FOR THEM.

Yes we will do after hours sessions. If there is nothing on the calendar that suits. please call us and we can discuss your needs.

All information is kept private and confidential in a secure client management system. We will not speak to anyone about the information of our sessions without your permission. The only time we would have to break that confidentiality is if something you told us signalled that you or a child was in danger. We have mandatory requirements that we have to fulfil.

We do not work under the medicare system, so a medicare rebate is not offered. Our standard rates can be found on the booking page. We have rebates for several health funds, please call to check if you are eligible. Some people can access ‘Victims of Crime’ or ‘Carers’ subsidies. Please call us to see if you are eligible.

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