What is PTSD?

If you are involved in or witness a traumatic event, it is common to experience upsetting, distressing or confusing feelings afterwards. The feelings of distress may not emerge straight away – you may just feel emotionally numb at first. After a while you may develop emotional and physical reactions, such as feeling easily upset or not being able to sleep.

This is understandable, and many people find that these symptoms disappear in a relatively short period of time. But if your problems last for longer than a month, or are very extreme, you may be given a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

There’s no time limit on distress, and some people may not develop post-traumatic symptoms until many years after the event. Additionally, not everyone who has experienced a traumatic event develops PTSD.


How can I help with PTSD

Every case is different...

Because the cause of an indicidual's PTSD varies depending on their individual circumstances the direction that the counselling will take can't be decided in advance. I have extensive training in a number of areas which can help sufferers to come to terms with their issues and in time alleviate the symptoms.