Alternative Trauma & Depression Counselling near Malvern

At times, traditional counselling and therapy sessions simply have no effect on some people. While this may feel frustrating and create further anxieties and insecurities about your treatment, it’s important to remember that all human beings react differently. There’s no such thing as a cookie cutter solution to dealing with mental or emotional trauma and pain. Often, experimenting with alternative psychological therapy can prove to be beneficial in some instances, allowing you to heal your past in order to free your future.

For 30 years, the Jamillon Centre has been helping people take steps towards dealing with the pain of the past through the use of body-based emotion focused trauma therapy. Our therapy sessions are directed by highly experienced therapists, who are dedicated to upholding your safety and mental wellbeing throughout all sessions with us. While we cannot promise to completely cure your trauma with our therapy, our therapists always strive to maintain your best interests through our unique form of trauma therapy. We aim to instigate a long term solution to help you lessen or eliminate your depression, anxiety and other trauma symptoms over time. The Jamillon Centre is conveniently based in Burwood for people from Malvern, Mount Waverley and surrounding suburbs, providing a local centre for alternative trauma therapy to traditional trauma counselling. Get in touch to schedule a session with us today.

Our Trauma Therapy Techniques

What makes our trauma therapy unique is that we use an emotion focused somatic processing approach to help treat the deeper emotional pain that drives many mood disorders or cases of depression. Somatic processing literally translates to body processing. As the pain of childhood trauma is stored in the soma (“soma” is a Greek word which means “living body”), the body can be used to access the underlying pain that's stored in the nervous system. This method is often so much more effective for dealing with depression, anxiety and a host of other symptoms than the traditional talking approach. These sessions aim to help you to revisit these past traumatic events in a safe and supportive environment while allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of how this trauma shaped you as an adult.


You might not realise that the source of your pain comes from your childhood relationships with important adults in your life, as Improper or inadequate parenting causes stress and trauma in children. This stress and trauma remain stuck in the nervous system until it can be processed. If it doesn't get adequately processed and integrated into the body's system, it will eventually present itself as symptoms of trauma, such as depression, anxiety, addictions, as well as a host of mood and personality disorders.

While the somatic processing aspects of emotion focused trauma therapy is different from the traditional depression counselling service, its effectiveness relies on the individual being able to engage the feeling process. Some people can do this easily, while others take a little more time, but either way, most people notice a difference. Everyone reacts to varying treatments differently, and some may find our methods of trauma therapy challenging at first and that's why we go gently and at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Interested in discussing an alternative to traditional trauma counselling further?

If you live in the Malvern region and would like to discuss the potential benefits of the somatic processing aspects of emotion focused trauma therapy as an alternative to traditional counselling for unresolved trauma, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you to help you overcome your hardships and take the steps towards a brighter future together.

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