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Helping to cope with PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
As human beings we are all vulnerable and sometimes life threatening events intrude into our lives without warning, where you have no control and you or someone else is seriously harmed, may die or has a traumatic close call.
Often work can expose one to traumatic events, like those serving in the military and first responders such as police, paramedics, fire fighters, health workers and security guards. Other times any of us may be in a motor vehicle accident, may suffer physical or sexual assault or robbery, or we may witness the death or serious injury of a loved one.
These traumas that can bring about PTSD may be one-off events, or be multiple and ongoing such as for those suffering from an abusive relationship, or enduring bullying at school or at work, abuse experienced in childhood or even for those living with cancer.
Traumatic experiences can continue to have an impact on us long after the incident has occurred. When this happens, we may experience a number of symptoms and changes in our life that are directly attributable to the trauma we suffered and this can impair our functioning and lead to depression if left untreated.
Unfortunately, we can’t fully control the events that happen to us, however psychological therapy gives you the support and techniques to allow the healing of trauma to happen.
Despite any physical disabilities or loss we have suffered, over time therapy can assist us to come to terms with these and so that it becomes possible to create a life that we find worth living again.
Therapy sessions at Broadway Psychology can help you to process these emotions and provides strategies so you can gain control over your responses so you can live your life unburdened by the past.
BROADWAY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Meet Our Specialist
Margaret Mitchell is an experienced and empathic psychologist. My approach to therapy sees every person as an individual with their own story, traumas, struggles and achievements. Despite our best efforts, many stressful life events and changes may overwhelm our usual coping strategies leaving us feeling uncertain about how best to manage.Learn More