Creator of The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP)
Judith is the creator of The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP).
This process steps people through trauma-related issues, such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. It is safe, effective and fast, generally in just 3 sessions.
TRTP was created out of Judith’s own need to resolve her own trauma. She found a way to resolve the extreme trauma which had resulted in a major PTSD breakdown.
She teaches this process to health professionals across Australia.
In addition to these duties as teacher of the TRTP process, Judith continues to see a few clients in order to remain at the cutting edge of the development of TRTP.
Contact us to find out more about trauma therapy directly from Judith Richards.
‘This process is Revolutionary’ – according to academics and professionals in the trauma arena.
When choosing a TRTP practitioner:
- Click on the Practitioner’s name to link to their information.
- ‘Areas of Interest’ will provide a strong indicator of issues in which a practitioner will be most knowledgeable and experienced. (See Practitioner more info)
- Distance is not a restriction. Practitioners use online video conferencing (skype, zoom etc), to connect with their clients anywhere in the world.
- The State Location buttons will filter the practitioners into groups by States of Australia.
These are TRTP Trainers and Senior Practitioners
Before becoming a counsellor, I worked almost exclusively in the field of education at all levels: from pre-school to University and adult education, public and private, both in Australia and overseas. In 1993, I published a book on Academic Writing for overseas University Students in Australian Universities.
Since 1993, I have worked as a relationship counsellor with Relationships Australia, as a school counsellor and in the private sector as a psychologist. Within my work as a school counsellor, I encountered issues such as sexual and physical abuse, stress, grief and self-esteem problems. I was instrumental in presenting the students with a number of strategies for developing: personal safety, problem-solving skills, relaxation skills, communication skills, and self-esteem.
Further, with the Rural Doctors’ Network, I was responsible for the initiative which saw the placement, in 1996, of three psychologists in Charleville, Roma and Goondiwindi to service schools and medical centres across South-West Queensland. In my private practice, I also specialise in counselling: men after separation; anxiety; loss; grief; relationship problems; survivors of sexual abuse; boundary setting for parents; family therapy; child and adolescent problems; post-traumatic stress; depression; men’s issues; under-achievement; workplace harassment; starting over, and personal and work-related stress.
An issue which has arisen more and more is direction in young people’s lives – sometimes involving identity and sometimes “what am I going to be when I grow up,” (a common question for children for adults up to fifty years of age). In recent years, about sixty percent of my practice has been TRTP.
Professions: Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Somatic Psychotherapist; Teacher: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary. (Also: Reiki Practitioner & Remedial Massage Therapist)
Professional Organisations: APS; Queensland College of Teachers; Formerly: National Speakers Association of Australia.
Issues I deal with daily
Suicidal ideation; Sexual Abuse; Work Stress; Workplace Harassment.
My practice commenced with anyone who came through the door. Over twenty-three years, while I still see anyone referred to me by doctors, the practice itself seems to have come down to a few undeniable facts:
(1) People who seek help mostly have a set of unconscious core beliefs that sabotage their best intentions and plans;
(2) With the exception of major trauma , for the most part, those beliefs were set up before the age of seven and reinforced by later experiences;
(3) The earlier and the worse the experiences that set up those unconscious core beliefs, the more damaging and long-term the problem is;
(4) It can all be healed.