Any traumatic event in which the person’s life, or integrated sense of self, can cause a post traumatic stress reaction.

The events may range from:

  • Personal injury: such as stabbing, beating, armed assault, domestic violence, rape and/or sexual violence, torture, kidnapping.
  • Accidents: road traffic, train or plane, work accidents, building collapse, bomb damage.
  • Witnessing natural disasters: such as flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes.
  • Life-threatening childbirth, surgery, severe illness or continuous bullying.

There are many treatments for PTSD. Brighter Futures Counselling uses CBT methods to challenge negative thoughts and behaviours associated with the traumatic incident. Sessions are structured and will involve work inbetween sessions.