Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition, specifically, an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
If you have PTSD, you may often relive the traumatic event through flashbacks or nightmares and may experience feelings of irritability, insomnia and isolation. You may also relate to the following:
- Avoidance and emotional numbing
- Hyperarousal – feeling on edge, irritable
- Difficulty managing sleep
- Angry outbursts
- Problems with concentration
- Experiencing nightmares or repetitive distressing sensations/images
- Uncomfortable physical sensations – sweating, trembling, feeling nauseous
I specialise in working with adults and adolescents that have experienced significant trauma. This starts with understanding the neurological, physical and behavioral effects of trauma using a variety of treatments that can reduce trauma responses and symptoms.
Traumatic events can be extremely hard to deal with, but confronting your feelings and seeking help is often the only effective way of treating the condition.
Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder involves methods like psychotherapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which involves a string of sessions that treat the reduction of trauma symptoms and responses.
I am trained and experienced in treating trauma within a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive space. I provide a person-centred approach in which to explore your emotions, blocks, relationships, unresolved trauma, behaviour patterns or simply whatever arises.
By bringing more of our experience into conscious awareness we can gain a greater perception and feel emotionally equipped to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Recovery is possible.