Trauma

Some events are so traumatic that they can shatter lives, making even the strongest person feel helpless and vulnerable. Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that can destroy your sense of security and make the world seem like a dark and dangerous place.

Trauma

Some events are so traumatic that they can shatter lives, making even the strongest person feel helpless and vulnerable. Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that can destroy your sense of security and make the world seem like a dark and dangerous place.

If you have gone through a trauma, you may be struggling with difficult emotions, frightening memories, or even flashbacks to the traumatic event. Coping with trauma and its effects can be a lonely and isolating experience, leaving most people feeling numb, disconnected and unable to trust others.

Nightingale Counselling can help you on your path to recovery. Our counsellors will design a treatment plan specific to your needs, give you strategies to overcome negative thinking patterns, and help you develop your own coping mechanisms to deal with the trauma.

Testimonial

I went to Florence at what I hope will be the lowest point of my life. I was scared, confused and sceptical that I could find a way through. As soon as we met I knew I’d gone to the right person. Florence has an incredible ability to guide and challenge you. Gently pushing with honesty, compassion, warmth, sensitivity and humour to confront fears, accept truths and regrets, and gain clarity.

Together we untangled complex emotions and behaviours, enabling me to build an understanding of myself and others I could never have achieved by myself. If the cost puts you off, don’t let it. Florence enabled a journey of self-discovery, it was an investment in me – she’s worth every penny.

I now know that whatever life throws at me I have the self-awareness to get through it – the storm will pass. Life is good.

Trauma Counselling

Dealing with Trauma

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective model of counselling when dealing with trauma, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, compulsive disorders and stress. This approach helps clients to alleviate the symptoms which are causing them to feel anxious or low. Every CBT therapist at Nightingale Counselling is qualified to Diploma level in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the University of Dundee. As well as CBT therapy, our counsellors are highly trained in a wide range of therapy models, enabling every client to recover and regain control, with a treatment plan suited to your needs. In some cases, we will refer clients to our Counselling Psychologist.

Nightingale trauma counsellors will provide you with the right treatment, self-help strategies, and support that will aid your recovery. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, we can help you to heal and move on.

The emotional and psychological symptoms of trauma include:

Shock, denial or disbelief
Anger, irritability, mood swings
Guilt, shame, self-blame
Feeling sad or hopeless
Confusion, difficulty concentrating
Anxiety and fear
Withdrawing from others
Feeling disconnected or numb
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People can also show physical signs of trauma including:

Insomnia or nightmares
Being startled easily
Racing heartbeat
Aches and pains
Fatigue
Difficulty concentrating
Edginess and agitation
Muscle tension

Male and Female counsellors available.

If you have gone through a trauma, you may be struggling with difficult emotions, frightening memories, or even flashbacks to the traumatic event. Coping with trauma and its effects can be a lonely and isolating experience, leaving most people feeling numb, disconnected and unable to trust others.

Nightingale Counselling can help you on your path to recovery. Our counsellors will design a treatment plan specific to your needs, give you strategies to overcome negative thinking patterns, and help you develop your own coping mechanisms to deal with the trauma.

Testimonial

I went to Florence at what I hope will be the lowest point of my life. I was scared, confused and sceptical that I could find a way through. As soon as we met I knew I’d gone to the right person. Florence has an incredible ability to guide and challenge you. Gently pushing with honesty, compassion, warmth, sensitivity and humour to confront fears, accept truths and regrets, and gain clarity.

Together we untangled complex emotions and behaviours, enabling me to build an understanding of myself and others I could never have achieved by myself. If the cost puts you off, don’t let it. Florence enabled a journey of self-discovery, it was an investment in me – she’s worth every penny.

I now know that whatever life throws at me I have the self-awareness to get through it – the storm will pass. Life is good.

Trauma Counselling

Dealing with Trauma

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the most effective model of counselling when dealing with trauma, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, compulsive disorders and stress. This approach helps clients to alleviate the symptoms which are causing them to feel anxious or low. Every CBT therapist at Nightingale Counselling is qualified to Diploma level in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the University of Dundee. As well as CBT therapy, our counsellors are highly trained in a wide range of therapy models, enabling every client to recover and regain control, with a treatment plan suited to your needs. In some cases, we will refer clients to our Counselling Psychologist.

Nightingale trauma counsellors will provide you with the right treatment, self-help strategies, and support that will aid your recovery. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, we can help you to heal and move on.

The emotional and psychological symptoms of trauma include:

Shock, denial or disbelief
Anger, irritability, mood swings
Guilt, shame, self-blame
Feeling sad or hopeless
Confusion, difficulty concentrating
Anxiety and fear
Withdrawing from others
Feeling disconnected or numb
Click here to book an appointment

People can also show physical signs of trauma including:

Insomnia or nightmares
Being startled easily
Racing heartbeat
Aches and pains
Fatigue
Difficulty concentrating
Edginess and agitation
Muscle tension

Male and Female counsellors available.

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”
“The essence of tramua is a disconnect from the self. Therefore the essence of healing is not just uncovering one’s past, but reconnecting with oneself in the present.”
“I couldn’t heal because I kept pretending I wasn’t hurt.”