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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Any situation that causes a trauma, or severe emotional state of fear, shock, horror etc causes what is known as a traumatic event. Such an event continues to effect the person, long after the trauma itself.
Some therapists in behavioural therapy liken the restimulation process to a minefield where you dodge the big mine, but tread on a smaller one, which sets the first one off too.
In each case with PTSD the person can suffer from two main features:
Restimulation can be caused by any link between the present and the trauma. It can be a very subtle link. For example veterans of the Vietnam conflict report feeling stress as a result of smelling fuel when filling up at a petrol station. The smell reminded them of napalm used in the conflict, and the resultant images of death and destruction.
So what can be done to assist Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? PTSD counselling and Psychotherapy
There are a number of therapy techniques that are used. Unfortunately classic PSTD treatment is brief and in no real depth. It is often provided as a response by an employer so that they can claim to have responded and fulfilled their obligations to their employee. This has caused a popularity in short term intervention methods such as "stress debriefing". The method can help, but in many cases the victim of the trauma only finds some help from the process, and has to complete the healing process elsewhere.
Methods of PTSD Therapy include:
A Customised Approach to helping clients
The service provided here is a combination of personal therapy, working on the individual situation, and a tried and tested training package which provides further self-development. This package is the "Stress Pack" and was awarded the 2003 Clinical Award of Excellence by the Hypnotherapy Society. The Stress Pack is based around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
The combination of training and personal therapy provides a comprehensive service. Each client is assessed and this enables a discussion on how to proceed. Methods are combined as appropriate to enable the best approach for each individual client.
Stuart has experience of Post Traumatic Stress Therapy with a wide range of traumatic events including death, abuse, battle stress, relationship related, severe illness, miscarriage, rape and many more. Stuart has been a repeated signatory of the Official Secrets Act in his capacity within a number of employment roles. Full confidentiality is assured for any military personnel.
Stuart is well qualified to nationally recognised standards of qualification and practice. He also adheres to the relevant National Occupational Standards for this type of work.
Stuart has also written a professional advanced training course in CBT (Level 5), another in Anger management ( Level 5), and one in stress management (Level 4). Stuart's Advanced Life Coaching course is accredited as a level 4 award.
Please note that the above awards were ASET accredited until Jan 09. Since Jan 09 they have been dual awards with a diploma from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, and also leading to an award certificate at the appropriate level from NCFE.
Denise is a CCC, and NACHP registered counsellor, Stuart is a NCP (Fellow) and NACHP registered psychotherapist and counsellor.
Mental health treatment is based around methods recommended in NICE guidelines, and those fully researched as effective such as CBASP. More information on both adherence to NICE guidelines and on underpinning research please visit our other site www.psychoanalysis.center
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