Trauma & PTSD


Trauma is a deeply disturbing or distressing experience that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. It can be caused by a single event, such as a car accident or violent assault, or by repeated experiences of abuse, neglect, or bullying. Trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being, and can sometimes lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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    PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event, with individuals experiencing intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, and intense emotional and physical reactions related to the trauma.

    Recognising the Signs of Trauma

    Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with PTSD, trauma can manifest in various ways. Here are some of the most common signs to look out for:

    • Intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or nightmares: Vivid memories or reliving of the traumatic event.
    • Emotional numbness or detachment: Difficulty experiencing emotions or feeling disconnected from oneself or others.
    • Hypervigilance and startle response: Being easily startled or constantly on edge, anticipating danger.
    • Avoidance: Avoiding people, places, or situations that trigger memories of the trauma.
    • Negative thoughts about oneself or the world: Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or a belief that the world is unsafe.
    • Difficulty concentrating or sleeping: Trouble focusing on tasks or experiencing disturbed sleep.
    • Irritability or anger outbursts: Feeling easily frustrated or prone to sudden outbursts.
    • Physical symptoms: Headaches, stomach aches, fatigue, or changes in appetite.

    Trauma Therapy Macclesfield

    Here at SPACE Counselling, we understand the complexities of trauma and the challenges it can create. Our compassionate and experienced therapist in Macclesfield offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore your experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Through trauma therapy, we can help you to process your traumatic experiences, and develop the skills to manage difficult emotions and memories.

    Enquire About Trauma Counselling

    Contact our counsellor in Macclesfield today to learn more about our trauma therapy services in and begin your journey towards healing and hope.