Cognitive Processing Therapy

Soldiers on Parade

Our CPT therapy is used specifically for individuals who are serving or have served in the armed forces or emergency services. Repetitive trauma experiences are common as is the likelihood of coming into contact with future traumatic experience. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) addresses issues commonly experienced by members of the armed forces and emergency services. … Read more

How to help someone with PTSD?

Helping someone with PTSD symptoms can be difficult. PTSD symptoms might include negative alterations in moods, disturbing dreams, avoidant behaviour, angry outbursts, intrusive thoughts and trouble sleeping. Living with or seeing someone we love struggling with such symptoms is unpleasant. Angry outbursts triggered for no obvious reason might be taken personally. One main difficulty is that … Read more

EMDR Therapy FAQ

What is EMDR therapy? EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy. It was designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR therapy helps to access traumatic memories and facilitates the processing of these memories to bring them to an adaptive resolution. Successful EMDR treatment is characterised by the relief of … Read more

DSM-5 PTSD Criteria

DSM5 PTSD symptoms

It is important to get a professional opinion regarding a PTSD diagnosis. The following information is based on the DSM-5  PTSD criteria. Criterion are separated into a number of different categories. Symptoms might be experienced in one or more category and severity of symptoms can vary in different categories. The categories are: Exposure to stressor, … Read more

Risk of Developing PTSD

PTSD risk factors

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur to anybody. Developing PTSD symptoms is not a sign of weakness. PTSD occurs across all ages, races, ethnicities and cultures. There are however certain factors which can increase the likelihood of developing PTSD symptoms. These include type of trauma experienced, background, history, ethnicity and maladaptive behaviours post trauma. … Read more

PTSD Triggers

PTSD triggers

PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a a term which describes a disorder which is experienced after a traumatic event. Symptoms might include feeling hyper-aroused, stressed or on edge. A full description of PTSD symptoms can be found here. PTSD triggers are everyday situations which cause a person to re-experience the traumatic … Read more

Does EMDR Work?

Does EMDR work

Does EMDR work? This is an important question prior to embarking on EMDR treatment. EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy. EMDR is a treatment that currently has more scientific research than any other non-pharmaceutical intervention. Based on empirical evidence, as well as thousands of client and clinician testimonials, EMDR has … Read more

Post Traumatic Tinnitus

Post Traumatic Tinnitus

Post Traumatic tinnitus refers to tinnitus caused by trauma. Causes of post-traumatic tinnitus might include head injuries, concussion, tinnitus incurred from brain damage, neck injury or tinnitus after surgery. Tinnitus of this nature is referred to as  ‘trauma associated tinnitus’. There are a number of different types of trauma which can impact us negatively. The main causes … Read more