Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which can develop after someone has been involved in, or has witnessed, a terrifying event. It can also develop after someone has learned that a relative or close friend was exposed to the trauma. Symptoms include frequent nightmares, intrusive thoughts and images. The person experiences negative changes in how they think and feel about themselves. PTSD is characterised by avoidance. The world feels dangerous. The sufferer thinks that if they can avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma they might be able to get by. Unfortunately, suppression does not work, and is more likely to maintain PTSD.
The treatment for PTSD at Sage Psychologie is tailored to the individual, drawing upon evidence-based models of treatment such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and other approaches such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We know that one type of treatment does not fit all, so being able to adapt the therapeutic approach can sometimes achieve better outcomes.Contact Us Make a Referral