Traumatic experiences are situations that are overwhelming, frightening and difficult to control and overcome. It can be helpful to process traumas with a professional. If ignored or covered up, deeper troubles can surface later on.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with traumas such as rape, accidents, fire, personal injury, assault and mugging. Trauma and post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) respond well to cognitive behavioural therapy. Trauma counsellors can target your traumatic symptoms whether they include anxiety, depression, guilt, sleep disturbances, flashbacks or nightmares.
The benefits of therapy are:
- Learning to process traumatic events in a safe and confidential therapy setting
- Learning to deal with the by-products of trauma including nightmares and flashbacks
- It relieves accompanying symptoms such as depression and anxiety
- It will develop tailor-made coping strategies to deal with traumatic effects.