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Having completed my Level 1, Intermediate and Level 2 EMDR Trauma Training, I am fully trained to deliver EMDR Therapy for PTSD. Utilizing a variety of psychotherapy methods I have working successfully with traumatised clients for over 20 years. For more information on my background please see – About
Symptoms of PTSD and Trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.
They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult.
These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day life.
Causes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Any situation that a person finds traumatic can cause PTSD.
Amongst others, these can include:-
- road accidents
- violent assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery
- serious health problems
PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event, or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.
1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, experience PTSD but it’s not clear exactly why some people develop the condition and others do not. However, recent research is indicating that childhood attachment is a significant factor.
Complex PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
People who repeatedly experience traumatic situations, such as severe neglect, abuse or violence, are susceptible to complex PTSD.
Complex PTSD can cause similar symptoms to PTSD and may not develop until years after the event.
EMDR Therapy for PTSD is also effective for flashbacks, Anxiety, Sexual Abuse and Physical Abuse.
EMDR & PTSD
People experiencing PTSD show significant improvement from powerful therapies such as, EMDR, Body Psychotherpay and NLP.
World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognise EMDR.