There are numerous events that can trigger PTSD. As with many conditions connected to our mental health. Something that one individual may find traumatic another will not, and vice versa. Many individuals do not suffer any PTSD symptoms whatsoever after experiencing a traumatic event. We are all different and we all cope and react to Trauma in a variety of ways.
Trauma symptoms can appear soon after the event, or it may be that you start to develop the symptoms much later sometimes even years afterwards. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ) and Trauma Counselling seeks to explore your emotional and physical reactions to the event, and then find ways of helping you to process what has happened to you. Learn to cope with any reactions that you may be having, so that the trauma moves from being a current problem, to a memory.
There are almost unlimited responses both emotional and physical, when you are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, You may experience some or all the following:
People bring a wide variety of issues to therapy and I have listed some of the most commonly experienced issues here. This list does not cover everything though, so please contact me if you want to talk about something else and we can discuss it.
I have special interests in the areas of trauma in it’s various forms, bereavement and loss and working with the emergency services and armed forces.
Usually people feel relieved once they have made a start with Counselling, and often tell me at the end of their sessions that they wish they had spoken to someone sooner.