Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD & Trauma Counselling
You might have thought that PTSD was reserved or soldier’s coming back from war or survivors of horrific experiences. But recently, it has been recognized that PTSD can arise in a number of situations that are often considered day to day stressors. The key to effective PTST treatment is how a person is able to cope with the situation, and not become the trigger situation itself.
We now know that women who experienced painful and difficult birth can develop post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD as well. In fact, any traumatic experience of birth, can give the same PSTD symptoms.
Live a Fuller Life With PTSD & Trauma Counselling in Northern Beaches
If you experience the following for longer than one month:
- Persistent re-experiencing of the event by flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, and intense distress at reminders of the event.
- Persistent avoidance of reminders of the event, and emotional numbing and estrangement from others.
- Persistent symptoms of increased arousal. This means difficulty falling or staying asleep, irritability or outbursts of anger, difficulty concentrating, hyper vigilance or an exaggerated startle response,
- You need to take action and have this incapacitating reaction to the stressful event totally removed and feel back in control, calm and able to carry on life once more.
I use a unique combination of Counselling, Hypnotherapy and EMDR, which focus on disturbing memories and alleviates symptoms of PTSD. EMDR therapy reduces the lingering effects of these symptoms and allows clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. I have found this combination therapy make the most lasting and fastest changes.
It’s time to take control and make the most of what life has to offer. Like many others, you can treat PTSD and look forward to wonderful, happier days. Get in touch with me today and ask me how tailored sessions can help you conquer PTSD.