PTSD & Crisis Counselling Sydney

PTSD & Crisis
Counselling 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD may be short-term (acute) or can become a long-term (chronic). In most cases, symptoms begin within a few weeks or months of the traumatic experiences, but PTSD can occur years later.

 

PTSD is just not for adults, it can happen to anyone. In many cases this condition is triggered by a major event which can include combat or exposure to war, physical or sexual assault, abuse, or even something like a motor vehicle accident.

 

PTSD can occur after a single horrific experience or after repeated traumas. People who have little or no social support after the traumatic event seem more likely to develop PTSD, but this is not always the case.

Typical symptoms of PTSD may include but not limited to:

  •          Flashbacks – reliving the trauma over and over again. Flashbacks often include physical symptoms like sweating or a racing pulse similar to a panic attack

  •          Frightening thoughts, including repetitive thinking of ‘what if’ scenarios in which the trauma is relived in the mind with varying outcomes

  •          Anxiety

  •          Anger

  •          Nightmares

  •          Chronic insomnia

  •          Trying to avoid any kind of reminder of the traumatic experience

  •          Being easily startled

  •          Memory or concentration problems

  •          Young children with PTSD may regress to a previous level of development and resume thumb-sucking or bed-wetting

  •          Teens may become disrespectful, destructive or disruptive

  •          Some people with PTSD use illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco or food as coping strategies, which can lead to a variety of other illnesses like heart disease, lung cancer, alcoholism or drug addiction.

PTSD actually causes changes in the normal chemistry of the brain, and some people cannot recover without medication to correct the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). However, even when medications are useful, it is also important for people with PTSD to engage in counselling in order address and face the underlying issues that caused their PTSD to come about in the first place.

Counselling sessions can help to provide you with the all-important social support necessary for recovery. A qualified and experienced counsellor can work with you to face and control your fear, to make sense of bad memories or to learn new strategies for dealing with symptoms.

 

Counselling is particularly important when the PTSD is the result of an ongoing situation like domestic violence or when the traumatic events occurred repeatedly.

Note: Counselling support for clients can be done in conjunction with other medical professionals.

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Appointments are on phone or Zoom for PTSD & Crisis Counselling
 
Don't hesitate to call now - 1300 373 150 for a free 15 min consultation. Fees are very minimal and payment can be arranged prior to the sessions.

 

Our email is - counsellingserviceforyou@gmail.com

Guidelines for Online Appointments
 
We can maximise our online experience if we both:

  • ensure that we have a private, quiet, dedicated place for our meeting.

  • make sure that we have all that we need at our fingertips, for example; notes, books, pad, pen and a drink.

  • remove distractions; ensure that the TV, radio, kids, work colleagues or other computer applications are turned off.

  • have had a few minutes to prepare ourselves before meeting, so that we are relaxed and 

  • focused, not rushed with scattered thoughts.

  • consider this a normal appointment, the same as if visiting a G.P, Dentist or other healthcare professional in their office. We wouldn’t wear our pyjamas to an appointment (though we might like to), so lets keep the space professional.


Cancellation Policy in Relation to COVID-19
 
Missed appointments and Terms of Payment Non Coronavirus related cancellation
 

  • 48 hours or More Notice Given - No Charge

  • Less than 48 hours Notice Given - 100% of Minimum Charge

 

What to do Next?

Please email - counsellserviceforyou@gmail.com or call me on 1300 373 150 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.
 
I expect disruptions to occur, but with your cooperation and good humour, I am sure we will manage this challenging time together.
 
Keep Safe & Well - Gaye Cameron