What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?
PTSD is an acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a type of disorder which may develop in some people who have faced or witnessed a scary, dangerous or shocking experience or event. The type of symptoms someone may be suffer include severe anxiety, flashbacks to the moment of the event, insomnia, and nightmares.
Most individuals who have gone through these situations will feel a “fight and flight” reaction during and immediately after this moment. Whilst these feelings may continue temporarily for a short while for some individuals whilst they are adjusting to what they have experienced, in time with good self-care, these symptoms will pass. However, for some, these symptoms will not pass and will begin to interrupt their day-to-day functioning; in these cases, they may well be suffering from PTSD. It is not uncommon for symptoms to not commence immediately after the event, but instead begin months even years after the experience.
There are many types of events which might occur in order for someone to develop PTSD: from witnessing things whilst out in combat, or the death of a close family member, to being involved in something life threatening, the situations are not always dangerous. As well as flashbacks, nightmares and anxious thoughts, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can impact suffers in other ways, including avoiding certain situations which might trigger a reminder of the day and arousal symptoms such as angry outbursts or feeling underlying tension. The symptoms of PTSD can seriously impair the way they can live their lives.
Online cbt for PTSD
Approachable and friendly, here at CBT Avon, we are CBT therapists who are trained and experienced in helping those suffering from PTSD.
CBT counselling is a type of “talking therapy”. It has been demonstrated as an effective treatment for PTSD. Through managing and recognising the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, our online CBT therapy will give tools to overcome the negativities associated with your PTSD symptoms so those suffering can live much more fulfilling lives.
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FAQs about PTSD therapy with CBt Avon
+ Do CBT Avon offer therapy for PTSD around all of the UK?
Yes, here at CBT Avon, we offer CBT Therapy all over the UK via zoom or on the telephone.
+ What are the main symptoms of PTSD?
The main symptoms associated with PTSD include:
- Reliving aspects of things that have happened through vivid images or nightmares
- Extreme panic when thinking about the trauma
- Being extremely alert
- Easily startled or jumpy
+ How do I contact CBT Avon?
Call 0117 456 2438 or email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.