Traumatic experiences usually happen suddenly and without warning, they can have a major, sometimes devastating emotional impact on the basic beliefs and personal perception of meaning and purpose of life.
Traumatic incidents are outside of our normal range of experience and we faced with not knowing what to do or how to behave. Critical event may affect the image that we have of ourselves and may change our responses in the crisis as how we expected or wanted to behave.
These are some of the traumatic experiences:
- Accidental Death
- Crime Victim Trauma
- Critical Incidents
- Domestic Violence
- Job Loss
- Sexual Assault
- Sudden Death
- Workplace Violence
- Being a witness to a traumatic event
The psychological and emotional reaction to traumatic incidents:
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
We offer one to one crisis intervention immediately following the incident. Crisis interventions such as guidance can assist the client to tell their story and encouraged to express their feelings and concerns. It can be followed by further one to one counselling if that feels beneficial.
Stress occurs when demands made on you exceed your physical, psychological and mental resources available to deal with them. Demands on you are increased by the following:
- Pressures of work/Impact of changing work/24/7 culture/dual career
- New Job/Loss of employment/Retirement
- Modern day societal frustrations: email spam/viruses, traffic jams, road rage
- Work–life Balance
- Divorce/Marriage/Separation-· Family pressures
- Children – conceiving, birth, adoption, schooling, leaving home
- Moving house
- Financial difficulties
- Illness or pain
- Other major changes in your life
Stress management aims to increase your capacity to deal with these demands.
The sessions focus on:
- Helping you to identify the symptoms and underlying causes of your stress.
- Clarifying the triggers that cause stress, and identifying how you respond to it.
- Introducing techniques to help you reduce stress and to help you regain a feeling of control over your life.
- Enhancing awareness of your work/life balance and life style and how these impact on your ability to cope with stress.
- Identifying negative thought processes and positively reframing your thinking.
- Helping you develop ways to make your life more positive and productive.
- Increasing self esteem and confidence.