Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy & Counselling
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.
However, not everybody who experiences trauma develops negative symptomatology – see Post Traumatic Growth.
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”)
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
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.
Therapy & Counselling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related problems.
Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:
- How long you have had the problem.
- Your personal preferences.
- How your problem is affecting you today.
You can read more about the different types of therapy for PTSD on the following links:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Counselling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.
Furthermore, research also suggests that therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.
Self-Help CBT Course for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder only £149!
Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this course will provide you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience PTSD from the comfort of your own home.
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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.
Overcome PTSD with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different psychological problems.
Using our online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.