What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), occurs when a person has experienced a traumatic event that produces feelings of horror, fear or helplessness. This can be a single event or series of events that have occurred recently or an event or events from your past. You may have been unable to talk to those close to you or maybe that now is the right time to get some professional help.

PTSD has the ability to affect your life emotionally and physically

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, call us today.

  • Frequent thoughts or memories about what happened.
  • Recurring nightmares.
  • Feeling like it is happening again in the here and now.
  • STRONG feelings of distress related to the event.
  • Responding physically when something reminds you of what happened; e.g. shaking or sweating.

Avoidance symptoms

  • You try to avoid thinking, feeling or talking about the traumatic event.
  • Try to avoid people or places that are a reminder.
  • A loss of interest in key areas of your life.
  • Distancing yourself from others.
  • Fear of dying early.
  • Finding it difficult to feel positive.

Hyper-Arousal symptoms

  • Sleep difficulties.
  • Irritable or angry.
  • Concentration difficulties.
  • Easily startled or jumpy.
  • A feeling of needing to be on guard for danger.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a normal reaction to an abnormal event or events. At Home Counties Therapeutic Consultancy, you can be assured of a professional and confidential service, tailored to meet your needs.

Call us for a free telephone consultation today and find out how we can help.