Traumatic experiences are situations that are overwhelming, frightening, and difficult to control and overcome. If ignored or covered up, deeper troubles can surface later on. To prevent this, it can be helpful to process traumas with a professional.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with traumas such as:
– rape/sexual abuse – accidents – fire – personal injury – assault – mugging
Trauma and post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD) respond well to cognitive behavioural therapy. Trauma counsellors can target traumatic symptom including anxiety, depression, guilt, sleep disturbances, flashbacks and/or nightmares.
The benefits of therapy are:
1) Processing traumatic events in a safe and confidential therapy setting. 2) Dealing with the by-products of trauma, including nightmares and flashbacks. 3) Relieving accompanying symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. 4) Developing tailor-made coping strategies to deal with traumatic effects.