trauma blueIf you are suffering from a seriously bad experience, often referred to as Trauma, you may need counselling. Counselling can help you manage those bad feelings that linger after upsetting or frightening events have occurred.


Trauma is a negative reaction to a seriously threatening or frightening event. The event lingers in your mind and stops pleasant thoughts.

Most people experience upsetting or frightening things. These events bother them for a while and then just become a sad memory.

But some events are so upsetting, they won’t go away. You feel as upset as you did when they happened. You can’t be relaxed and happy again.

Causes of trauma include:

  • Being in a war zone
  • Physical attack or injury
  • Experiencing a car, train or plane crash
  • Fearing you might be in danger from or accident or attack
  • Sexual attacks or unwanted sexual attention – adults and children
  • Overwhelmingly stressful events like failing an exam or losing a job

Without help, bad feelings can remain and become posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It‘s very important for people with PTSD to seek help. The earlier you seek help, the better chance you have of recovery. But even if you have left it for a while, it is never too late to seek help!

Counselling can help you let go of the fear so that it stops upsetting you. It can take time but is worth the effort to get your happiness back. Mindfulness Therapy (MiCBT) is especially helpful to clients suffering from distress.

If you’ve had something overwhelm you, made you feel terrified and alone and don’t feel ‘normal’, do seek help.

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