Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress
If you have been involved in, or seen, a particularly serious event, trauma or accident you may find that you develop the symptoms that are associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This can occur after the incident and can develop in a number of ways.
Symptoms can include:
- Feelings of helplessness
- Feelings of distress
- Flashbacks of the incident
- Recurring nightmares
- Feelings of intense fear
- Feelings of vulnerability
- The inability to stop talking about the event
These symptoms may be evident immediately after the incident though they sometimes may occur months or years afterwards.
New Leaf offer Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) Counselling which can be useful in these cases – anything from a minor accident to a major disaster. PTS can affect your self-esteem and also your relationships with other people. Sometimes the symptoms that are experienced mean that you become irritating and – in the case of not being able to stop talking about the incident – boring to those around you. We can help you to work towards positive outcomes.
New Leaf is very experienced in Post Traumatic Stress Counselling having worked with the military, community and probation service, delivering support to many people. This type of counselling is beneficial for survivors, victims, rescuers and helpers involved in these types of incident.