There are many life experiences that can leave you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and if prolonged can leave you feeling unable to cope and wondering where to turn. Without help your mental health and general wellbeing can deteriorate and you can feel isolated from others and the world around you.

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Trauma Counselling in Plymouth

Trauma follow a significant event or traumatic experience such as: witnessing or being involved in some kind of threat or attack, violence, physical or emotional abuse, childhood neglect, bullying, war, conflicts, accidents or injuries. Symptoms of trauma can also arise from any kind of negative experience, like feeling embarrassed, ashamed, frightened, rejected, betrayed or neglected. Essentially trauma is a result of an experience that threatens our personal sense of safety, security or survival. It is described as a normal reaction to abnormal or unusual events or experiences.

Trauma Counselling involves the processing of related memories and feelings. This involves learning and developing ways to dissolve the strong surge of physiological responses that can be triggered by traumatic memories. Throughout the healing process of trauma Counselling, many people identify with feeling more able to cope and deal with strong and previously overwhelming emotions also an increased sense of trust, both in themselves and in others.

Please call for more information about Trauma Counselling in Plymouth, and take that all important first step to good health.

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Trauma can be experienced at any time or from any situation where you feel overwhelmed, scared or shocked. Earlier life events can leave some people more susceptible to experiencing trauma. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed and despondent, often the following are experienced

  • Reliving of the original experience
  • Intrusive thoughts, images or memories
  • Feelings of shock, denial or disbelief
  • anxiety & fear
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Feelings of disconnection
  • Depression or low self-esteem
  • Nightmares or flashbacks
  • Difficulty relaxing or sleeping
  • Feeling agitated on edge and jumpy
  • Tensions, fatigue, aches and pain
  • Feeling under threat or in danger
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Counselling Issues

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.

  • Depression or persistent low mood
  • Anxiety, agitation, panic, panic attacks
  • Anger, irritability
  • Trauma, post-traumatic stress, PTSD from various causes
  • Childhood issues
  • Unresolved “baggage” from the past
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Work related stress, feeling overloaded, burnout
  • Bullying or abuse in any form, past or present
  • Adjusting to major life changes
  • The Emergency Services & Serving Armed Forces
  • Ex Emergency Services & Ex Armed Forces personnel
  • Low confidence, lack of self-esteem
  • Relationship issues, repeating patterns of relationship problems
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Counselling in Plymouth

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.

If not immediately answered Please leave a message. I will return quickly and usually the same day. Please note this number is password protected and I am the only one who has access to it. 01752 936276