Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Experiencing, witnessing or even hearing about a traumatic event can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s characterised as a trauma or stressor-related disorder.
It is important to remember that trauma is something that happens inside of your body and is not dependent on the objective severity of a given event. In other words, how much you are impacted by PTSD is not related to the harshness of the experience that triggered it.
Lasting for months or years, PTSD can lie dormant before being triggered by reminders of the event, resulting in intense emotional and physical reactions.
With PTSD you can experience nightmares and/or flashbacks. There’s often a strong tendency to avoid situations that remind you of the trauma, you can be on edge or jumpy, feel anxious or depressed, have poor and/or interrupted sleep, experience interpersonal problems and can experience substance misuse or abuse.
HOW WE HELP
All of our clinicians are highly trained and experienced in the psychological treatment of PTSD.
Let’s make a start. During your first sessions we’ll work through your challenges and needs.
This is not an exercise of putting you in a box and sticking a label on it but rather helping you feel safe and opening up opportunities for healing and growth.
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