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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

The type of events that can cause PTSD include:

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Being Robbed or Mugged
  • Violence Against Yourself
  • Witnessing Death (violent death)
  • Military Combat Experiences – used to be called “shell-shock”
  • Experiencing Natural Disasters – Earthquakes, Major Floods etc.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can develop immediately following a disturbing event, or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.

PTSD is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, but it’s not clear exactly why some people develop the condition and others don’t, although this may be due to how “resilient” a person is to negative events in general.

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Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Someone with PTSD will often re-experience the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may also experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt (often “survivors guilt”)

They may also develop Sleep Disorders, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult.

These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day life.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Pathology

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in common with many other problems and conditions, is often made worse by “unhelpful thinking” traits or “distorted” belief systems. (The way we perceive the World around us).

The limiting beliefs associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may have been created by the actual traumatic experience that may have been “blown out of proportion” or indeed may be the result of “imagined experiences” which can lead to the same outcome – the experience of Anxiety related symptoms.

If we can learn how to manage these limiting beliefs or cognitive distortions using the tools and techniques contained in therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, then we can also learn how to control the emotional experiences that we have – ie. manage the symptoms.

It is also possible that people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may have some additional emotional or childhood trauma problems that are indirectly related to the problem itself but still create Anxiety and Stress which make the symptoms worse.

Psychological Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tranceform Psychology can offer a range of different psychological therapy solutions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which you can read about below.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you’re committed to overcoming your PTSD problems then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.

The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic mental health counselling course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.

The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.

Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.

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Alternative Therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Although our preferred form of mental health counselling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is Tranceformental CBT we also offer alternative psychotherapies for those who might prefer a different approach.

These include:

Psychodynamic therapy which focuses more on emotional problems and relies on the Therapeutic Relationship to bring about change. Available with Paul.

General Counselling which is less structured but still provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues which is therapeutic in its own right.

Hypnotherapy is an alternative form of therapy that can be applied to a very wide range of problems and is available with Joan.

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Free Initial Consultations for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your PTSD prior to commencing any treatment plans.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.

At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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Overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Our Self-Help CBT Programme – Only £99!

Self-help CBT has been shown to be highly effective for anxiety-related problems such as PTSD and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, our Self-Help CBT course will teach you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your PTSD without having to visit a therapist.

Click Self-Help CBT for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to find out more.

Get in Touch With Us.

Psychologist Paul Lee in Wombourne Clinic

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Tel: 07434 776125

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Joan Lee in Wombourne Clinic

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Tel: 07434 776504

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Tel: 07931 517241

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