Fast working, non - invasive intervention
Traumatic events can be anything from a road accident, to childhood abuse, to domestic violence, to witnessing a violent attack, etc. The trauma may be a one-off event or prolonged periods of traumatic events – as with some child abuse or living through violent conflict. Panic attacks can also traumatise as they can seem life-threatening at the time. Bullying – whether in the playground or in the workplace can be deeply traumatising and frequently leads to trauma-related mental health issues.
Whatever the cause – the experience is one of extreme fear, helplessness or threat to personal integrity.
Whether the consequence is a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or whether it is a sub-threshold trauma, there can be severe long-term mental health issues.
Whenever a sight, sound, smell, taste or feeling unconsciously pattern matches with the original traumatic event, the original intense emotions can be triggered e.g. someone who survived a horrific motorway crash who experiences extreme panic every time they hear tyres squealing or the smell of petrol.
Symptoms of trauma include some or all of the symptoms described below:
Intrusive thoughts or images
Avoidance of any reminders of the traumatic memories
Using alcohol or drugs to avoid memories
Overwhelming feelings of anger, sadness, guilt or shame
Feeling emotionally numb or detached from the feelings
Intense distress caused by any reminders (can be unconscious) of the traumatic event/s
Hyper – alertness / feeling on edge
As a Psychotherapist specialising in trauma I can:
Help you understand how traumatic events are processed and how traumatic memories are stored in our brain
Remove the intense emotion from the traumatic memory, using an effective “rewind” technique so that it no longer is being retriggered
Help you to set goals and take the first steps to rebuilding your life
Provide counselling for paramedics and other emergency service front-line staff
**Free specialist trauma therapy for veterans through PTSD Resolution**.
You don't have to keep battling alone.
We accept referrals through PTSD Resolution.
PTSD Resolution is a COBSEO charity (no. 1133118) that helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate back into normal work and family life, because of trauma the veteran has suffered during service in the armed forces or other mental health difficulties that they have. This support is provided free of charge to the client. Please feel free to contact us for further information about this service or contact PTSD Resolution direct on 0300 302 055 for a referral to the therapist closest to your home through their nationwide network of experienced practitioners.