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Psychological Therapy for PTSD & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events that seem to persist long after the event has elapsed (sometime years).

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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.

PTSD 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 PTSD

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.

PTSD Pathology

PTSD, 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 PTSD 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 Tranceformental Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme, 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 PTSD 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 PTSD itself and therefore following a course of Psycho-dynamic Therapy may be more beneficial.

Therapy for PTSD

CBT is generally advocated for resolving PTSD issues and we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT programme.

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, PTSD related conditions respond well to therapy.

Transform Your Thinking & Overcome PTSD

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If you’re committed to overcoming your traumatic experience then we highly recommend following either our Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course with Paul, or the Changing Limiting Beliefs (CLB) Programme with Joan.

Both the CBT course and Changing Limiting Beliefs approach are highly successful & pragmatic psychological training programmes, 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.

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

FREE Initial Consultations for PTSD

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your PTSD. 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.

For most mental health issues we recommend following our 10 session Tranceformental CBT Programme (an advanced version of empirically established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a wide range of mental health and behavioural problems.

CBT is a proven, evidence-based form of therapy for developing a fundamental level of understanding into the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.

The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page - don't forget we offer a FREE initial consultation to all prospective clients.

Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.

Visit Online Counselling for more details.

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Contact Joan

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I specialise in the following therapies:

Brain Working Recursive Therapy

(Conscious) Analytical Therapy

Tranceformental CBT

Call Joan on: 07434 776504

e-mail: joan@tranceformpsychology.com

Contact Paul

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I specialise in the following areas:

Tranceformental CBT

Life Coaching

Mental Health at Work

Call me on 07434 776125

e-mail: paul@tranceformpsychology.com

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