Trauma Counselling

Embark on a healing journey with our comprehensive Trauma Counselling services, where our seasoned therapists offer a haven of compassionate support and specialised care. Understanding that trauma is a deeply personal experience, our counsellors are committed to providing evidence-based therapy that respects your pace and individual needs. The convenience and accessibility of our online therapy platform mean that high-quality, therapeutic support is just a click away, allowing you to engage in meaningful counselling sessions from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Trauma Counselling focuses on helping clients deal with the aftermath of a traumatic experience. By using a holistic approach, trauma-focused treatments aim to help clients cope better and grow more resilient. Counsellors are required to have a thorough understanding of the nature of trauma and the complicated responses it can cause.

Treatment options

There are many types of treatment for trauma. Some involve psychoeducation to help clients understand their condition and the effects of trauma on the brain. Others focus on relaxation techniques that help reduce stress. These techniques may include breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. Reliving traumatic events under controlled conditions can help clients process their memories and move forward.

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy used for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. The goal of the treatment is to help the patient recognize and correct unhealthy behaviors and develop new coping strategies. TF-CBT involves both the child and the parent, and it has been shown to be highly effective. 

PTSD sufferers can also seek help from their primary care provider. This health professional can help manage any physical symptoms and help patients deal with their symptoms. However, if symptoms are persistent, patients should consult a mental health care provider who specializes in trauma recovery.

Commitment Issues

Commitment issues can affect your relationships, performance, and even your health and can be created by traumatic events. You may want to be with someone for a long time, but find it difficult to commit. You might even engage in self-sabotaging behaviors or break up relationships without good reason. This type of behavior can be damaging to your health and relationships and can make you feel depressed or worthless.

People who experience traumatic events often find it difficult to commit to long-term relationships. They are often blamed for the trauma or verbally abused when they disclose it. But therapy can help them understand the impact their experiences have on their lives and help them begin to heal. But if you want to find lasting healing, you must be committed to the process from start to finish. If you quit halfway through, it can exacerbate your symptoms and re-entrench trauma-related beliefs.

People with commitment issues often avoid commitment because it makes them feel anxious or uneasy. This can make them avoid taking risks and building a future. To overcome this issue, you must first identify what you are actively avoiding. It may be a fear of failure or being upset. It can also be an attempt to avoid future trauma.

Common symptoms of trauma

If you have experienced any type of trauma, you may want to seek trauma counselling. This type of therapy focuses on helping people overcome the effects of traumatic experiences. There are three common categories of trauma: one-time events, ongoing events, and chronic experiences. A one-time event is generally considered a “moment” whereas an ongoing event can last years or even decades. It is important to note that everyone’s reaction to trauma is unique, so finding the right therapist will be crucial.

A person experiencing a traumatic event can experience a wide range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Some people may also experience unexplained physical sensations, including pain and numbness. They may also avoid places and people that remind them of their trauma. They may also engage in self-destructive behaviours, such as substance abuse, and may even become hostile towards others.

Another common symptom of trauma is a reenactment. Reenactment involves repeatedly recreating past traumas. Reenactments are very common among children, and they often mimic the events of their traumatic experiences. This may be for a variety of reasons, such as an attempt to master the events that happened in the past.

Symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental illness that can be caused by a traumatic event. It is a disorder that makes people feel extremely uncomfortable, anxious, or fearful. The symptoms of PTSD are accompanied by changes in mood and cognitive functioning. People with PTSD may also have distorted beliefs about themselves and others. They may experience frequent flashbacks or nightmares of the traumatic event. These symptoms can leave a person feeling irritable, unable to sleep, and constantly alert.

The symptoms of PTSD vary from person to person. Some children may act out the trauma in drawings or play, while others may experience nightmares. Some children may also become depressed or have violent outbursts. If the disorder persists, the child may need trauma counselling.

Most people experience symptoms of PTSD within the first two weeks following a traumatic event. During these initial days, the person is likely to recover with the help of friends and family. However, diagnosis of PTSD and the onset of treatment usually takes place about a month after the event. For this reason, it is important to seek help as soon as possible.

PTSD UK have a range of statistics for Trauma and PTSD: 

  • It’s estimated that 50-70% of people will experience a trauma at some point in their life. The majority of people exposed to traumatic events experience some short-term distress, but eventually, their trauma fades to a memory – painful, but not destructive.
  • Around 20% of people who experience a trauma may go on to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (this equates to 10% of a population). This figure can vary widely between studies, populations and communities researched. For example, the most recent study in the UK, looking at prevalence of PTSD after COVID 19 pandemic, estimated the overall pooled estimate of PTSD prevalence to be 17.52% (double and almost triple than previous estimates).
  • 1 in 10 people in the UK are expected to experience PTSD at some point in their lives.
  • In the UK, that’s around 6,665,000 people who are expected to develop PTSD or C-PTSD at some point in their life, yet it is still an incredibly misunderstood, often misdiagnosed and stigmatised condition.
  • 4 in 100 people in the UK are expected to have PTSD at any given time (this stat doesn’t include C-PTSD), but still equates to 2,612,000 people in the UK.
  • Women aged 16-24 are most likely to screen positive for PTSD (12.6% of the population in this age range).
  • Age 55-64 is the only age category where men were more likely to screen positive than women for PTSD. 
  • One in 13 children and young people in the UK will suffer from PTSD at some point during childhood.
  • It’s estimated there will be as many as 230,000 new PTSD referrals between 2020/21 and 2022/23 in England, which suggests a rise of about 77,000 cases a year on average.
 
  • Estimated risk for developing PTSD for those who have experienced the following traumatic events:
    • Rape (49 percent)
    • Severe beating or physical assault (31.9 percent)
    • Other sexual assault (23.7 percent)
    • Serious accident or injury, for example, car or train accident (16.8 percent)
    • Shooting or stabbing (15.4 percent)
    • Sudden, unexpected death of family member or friend (14.3 percent)
    • Child’s life-threatening illness (10.4 percent)
    • Witness to killing or serious injury (7.3 percent)
    • Natural disaster (3.8 percent)

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Online Trauma Counselling offers a range of counselling services for people who have been affected by trauma, either recently or in the past. It is run by qualified counsellors who have experience working with clients experiencing both personal and professional trauma.

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