Trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and complex PTSD are anxiety-based disorders caused by experiencing or witnessing highly distressing events. These events could include anything from physical, emotional or sexual abuse, to serious accidents, assaults, childhood trauma, and neglect. Each person will have a different reaction to trauma, with the effects of these events becoming quickly apparent, or emerging a long time afterwards. Although traumatic events can happen at any age, they can have particularly debilitating long-term effects on the developing brains of children.
Symptoms of Trauma
Those suffering from PTSD, or the effects of trauma can experience a range of symptoms including flashbacks, nightmares, angry outbursts and mood problems, as well as feelings of anger, shame, guilt, fear, and helplessness. These issues can be successfully treated with the trauma and PTSD therapies that we provide, such as EMDR therapy, trauma focused CBT and trauma counselling, which can help to relieve symptoms and resolve trauma.
Online PTSD & Trauma Counselling
Our treatment plans for trauma and PTSD can include a range of different therapies. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a treatment that is designed for working with traumatic memories. EMDR therapy works by helping unprocessed or blocked distressing memories to become processed, to help sufferers to move past their trauma. Additionally, we provide online trauma counselling and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat trauma and PTSD, with the aim of reducing trauma-induced symptoms, and returning a sense of control and confidence to those struggling.
Here at Aguilera Psychology, we recognise that each person experiencing the effects of trauma is unique – which is why our trauma and PTSD counselling will always be specifically tailored to your individual needs. As an experienced and chartered counselling psychologist, Dr Kat Aguilera specialises in providing online PTSD counselling for those seeking professional support.
To get the help you need, or to learn more about our trauma and PTSD counselling and expert trauma therapy, contact us today for an initial consultation.