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RTS Tasmania is a counselling service that specialises in trauma, and grief counselling. Our counselling service is one of help and support for those who have been involved in a road accident, or affected by a road accident.

We provides a confidential counselling service....

Our counsellors will listen, support and assist you in your time of need... You may either speak with a counsellor by phone, or make an appointment to speak to a counsellor in person. Our counsellors may also assist you with information about community services, or any other appropriate services which will be of help to you.

Our RTS Tasmania counsellors are professionally trained and supported by our organisation to provide professional assistance to you in a caring and supportive environment.

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Trauma

Trauma has been described as a situation involving great danger, during which a person is rendered powerless. Such situations involve either actual death or injury, or the possibility of death of injury.

The outcome of traumatic events may range from an immediate mild stress reaction, through a moderate stress state during which normal coping mechanisms are temporarily impaired, to a prolonged and in some cases crippling post traumatic state.
Stress reactions to traumatic events can occur immediately or they may be delayed for hours, weeks or even years.

A road accident can result in not only physical stress and injury but also emotional shock and injury. Much of the distress experienced after an accident is due to the unexpected nature of road accidents and the threat they pose.

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Grieving

Grief can affect every aspect of a person's being, and at times can be so intense as to feel overwhelming.

"A bereaved person who has not successfully grieved is more prone to illness, both physical and psychological." - Mal McKissock.

After experiencing loss a person is forced to deal with a different life, to which significant adjustments may need to be made. It is important to recognise and remember that each person's grief reaction is unique. Only you know exactly what the loss feels like to you and what it means for you.

"it is . . . healthy to express the intense and painful emotions relating to loss.” - Mal McKissock.

In the beginning people often experience a desire to discover that it really isn't true, and seek to avoid the terrible awareness that the loss is real. Part of this avoidance is shock during which emotional numbness helps to provide a protective buffer until the reality of the loss and all that it means can be comprehended and absorbed.

Once the shock wears off the onslaught of intense painful emotions begins. This is the fierce experience of grief. Extremes of emotion are felt almost without ceasing, and it is during this time a person can feel overwhelmed.

“Grieving is important for healing the wound of separation." - Mal McKissock.

Grieving is unique and individual, and using our services can help greatly in understanding, letting go of the grief, and healing...

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Guidelines

RTS Tasmania provides a confidential Tasmanian counselling service.

Our counsellors will listen, support and assist you in your time of need... You may either speak with a counsellor by phone, or make an appointment to speak to a counsellor in person. Our counsellors may also assist you with information about community services, or any other appropriate services which will be of help to you.

Our RTS Tasmania counsellors are professionally trained and supported by our organisation to provide professional assistance to you.

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Support

We have sound knowledge and a wealth of experience in our field to assist you in matters related to motor accidents, and its association...
- trauma : what is it and the likely symptons
- grief : what is it and the likely symptoms
 

We can assistance with any of the following:
- Filling in your Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB) forms.
- Having someone from our organisation accompany you as a support person during an interview in the aftermath of an accident. It might be a police or a legal matter.
- Having a support person accompany you to court if you need to attend as the result of being in an accident or being a witness to an accident.
- Making enquiries on your behalf (with your consent).
- Assisting you with enquiries or arrangements about your car in the aftermath of an accident.

 

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