Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

NHS defines the symptoms of PTSD as:

Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder include flashbacks, nightmares, feeling very anxious and difficulty sleeping.

(Source: NHS Online)

PTSD can stem from many traumatic events. Anyone can be affected of all ages, genders and roles in life. It’s a response to trauma that can have far reaching impacts on your personal health and the lives of those you are close to. It can cause serious issues with anxiety and flashbacks as well as less prominent symptoms like depression and behavioural changes.

Some examples:

  • Military Personnel – The military calls for you to be tough, both mentally and physically. However, once you’re home this changes and that mentality no longer works. I can help you through any trauma arising from a tour, or just be a person to talk to about issues you might be having.
  • Childhood Trauma – Any serious trauma experienced as a child can have major impacts on your adult life. If you feel you need to address anything from your childhood then I’m here to help.
  • Adult Trauma – Serious accidents or loss of a loved one can result in symptoms of PTSD and can have long lasting effects in your life. Even if you previously haven’t experienced psychological issues, PTSD could effect you for the rest of your life. It’s important to work through these experiences, however difficult.

There is no shame in PTSD, regardless of your walk of life or reason for trauma. There is no trauma greater than the one you are experiencing now, and I want to help.