Traumatic experiences are much more common than widely assumed, and should not be ignored or discredited. A normal response immediately after a traumatic event, is shock and denial. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined as the enduring, distressing emotional disorder attributed to a traumatic event. Common PTSD symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- The re-experiencing of the trauma in the form of nightmares and flashbacks
- Emotional numbing or responsiveness
- Problems in social relations
- Increased vigilance and sense of vulnerability
- Experiencing anxiety
- Prolonged anger
- Prolonged guilt
Please contact a mental health professional should you recognise any of the symptoms.
Many people who do not carry the diagnoses of PTSD still suffer from traumatic events and other painful life experiences. Our counselling approach is “person centred and directed”, and is grounded in the Applied Metapsychology field.
People who are aware of the traumatic events that affect them are the most obvious ones likely to benefit from our counselling. However, we can also assist people effectively who experience unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, or pains but are not necessarily aware of any specific traumas that could have caused them.
We all have instances when our focus and attention are so fixed on current relationships, situations, or choices we have to make, that we are struggling to see past them and we feel stuck. This is known as a mental block, which is caused by not being fully aware of something related to the relationship, situation, or choice.
We make use of a powerful counselling technique to remove the mental blocks so that the individual can come to new self-discovered insights.
- Medical Aid: Clients will be able to claim the counselling fee back from their medical aid provider.