Trauma (including Complex Trauma and Psychologist).
Trauma leaves its mark on us psychologically; having survived a single trauma or multiple traumas (whether life threatening or not). The after effects of trauma is now a well-known mental health issue that many people suffer from. The range of symptoms people can have, after trauma mental health problems, is wide and can be of varying severity.
Many people feel helpless in the face of such strong feelings and reactions. Trauma related symptoms will bring down your mood, lead to anxiety, hopelessness and other feelings. There is no need to continue to suffer silently. Specific Psychological therapies, trauma-informed work, can help.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidance on the use of Trauma focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) with people suffering from the aftermath of trauma. Our clinical psychologists offer these therapies. Many Clinical Psychologists use CBT and/or EMDR to help trauma sufferers. As Clinical Psychologists are trained in a wide range of therapies, when techniques from other approaches are needed, they can be offered so that each person’s help from a clinical psychologist is specifically tailored.
Depending on various factors, how long psychological therapy takes can be relatively short (e.g., a single trauma) or longer for Complex Trauma (childhood based, continued trauma, etc). An assessment with a skilled Clinical Psychologist will be helpful.
See also pages on: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); Anger issues; Anxiety and worry; Depression / low mood; Difficulties with managing your emotions; Issues relating to early life experiences; Mood disorders; Relationship difficulties; Self-confidence; Self-esteem; Stress; Substance use issues (e.g., alcohol); Trauma (including Complex Trauma).
Written by © Dr Jurai Darongkamas, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, (with over 35 years’ experience). The above has been written to provide a brief overview for the reader. It should not be used as a basis for any action until after obtaining a professional opinion about your unique difficulties, strengths, circumstances, life history, etc.