Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after an individual experiences a traumatic experience like a serious assault, road traffic accident or natural disaster. This can also develop with people that have experienced trauma over a period of time such as domestic violence, Childhood abuse/neglect /sexual abuse /psychological abuse.  PTSD is also common in individuals who have served in the military services, or that work in front line roles such as paramedics, fire service and the police.

Symptoms of PTSD include

Not being able to feel emotions,

Not feeling connected to other people,

Not enjoying activities you used to like,

Staying away from situations that remind you of the event,

Feeling on edge, being startled easily and always on the looking out for threats,

Having problems sleeping,

Having flashbacks, dreams or nightmares about the event,

People may start to feel isolated and withdrawn.

After a traumatic event, many people have some symptoms of trauma, but for most people these go away with time and do not develop into PTSD.

Talkingtherapies4u therapists are highly trained in treating trauma related difficulties such as PTSD offering both ‘Trauma Focussed CBT ‘and EMDR to help people work through their symptoms. For further information on any of the above please email your details either through the contact section on this site or by emailing where one of our therapist will call you at a convenient time to answer any of you questions.

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