Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counselling Wolverhampton

Psychology & Psychotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Wombourne

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

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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.

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 the Thrive Programme or 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.

In these cases, as it is may be more difficult to identify the distorted thinking or limiting beliefs associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder itself and therefore following a course of Psycho-dynamic Therapy may be more beneficial.

Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD also responds very well to Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) that can help to “unlock” distressing memories that give rise to the symptoms.

Dr. Justina Somal offers EMDR at TranceForm.

In general, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related conditions respond well to therapy.

Change Your Limiting Beliefs and Beat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you’re committed to overcoming your PTSD then you really can’t do much better than by following a course of CLB with Paul.

Changing Limiting Beliefs is a psychological training programme that teaches you everything you need to know to make the necessary changes to your unhelpful thinking styles and any maladaptive safety behaviours you may have developed.

FREE Initial Consultations for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

FREE Initial Consultations for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wolverhampton

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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Location

Maypole House
Maypole Street
Wombourne
Wolverhampton
WV5 9JB

TranceForm Psychology Wolverhampton Clinic

Opening Hours

Monday – Dr. Justina Somal Only – Please call
Tuesday – 10:00 to 20:00
Wednesday – 10:00 to 20:00
Thursday – 10:00 to 20:00
Friday – 10:00 to 20:00
Saturday – 10:00 to 18:30
Sunday – Closed

All sessions by appointment only.

Therapies

TranceForm offer a wide range of therapy modalities to help you solve your issues.

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CBT

EMDR

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BWRT

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Hypnotherapy

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Psychoanalysis

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Don't hesitate to get in touch with us to find out how TranceForm could help you to achieve your goals and aspirations or overcome problems. We offer ALL prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss all the options available to you.