Overcome Your Battle Against PTSD With Online Therapy

Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life that is causing flashbacks, trauma, pain or anxiety? If so, you may be suffering with PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that some people get after experiencing a threatening and painful event like an accident, sexual abuse, war, bad experience in health care etc.

Find out more about how we can help you overcome your PTSD.


What is PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. In PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.
Who can get PTSD?
Anyone can get PTSD at any age. This includes war veterans and survivors of physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters and many other traumatic events. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or harm. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD.
What are some symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD can cause many types of symptoms. The symptoms can be generally grouped into three categories:

Re-experiencing symptoms:

  • Flashbacks—the trauma is relived over and over and includes physical symptoms such as elevated heart rate and perspiration
  • Nightmares
  • Frightening thoughts

Re-experiencing symptoms may cause problems in a person’s everyday routine. They can start from the person’s own thoughts and feelings or from outside words, objects or situations that trigger re-experiencing.

Avoidance symptoms:

  • Staying away from places, events or objects that are reminders of the experience
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Feeling strong guilt, depression or worry
  • Losing interest in activities that were enjoyable in the past
    Having trouble remembering the dangerous event

Things that remind a person of the traumatic event can trigger avoidance symptoms. These symptoms may cause a person to change his or her personal routine. For example, after a bad car accident, a person who usually drives may avoid driving or riding in a car.

How common is PTSD?

1 in 2 people experience trauma at some point of their life, trauma can be a result of anything which cause fear, helplessness and horror such as assault, road traffic accidents, natural distress, war, acts of terrorism and traumatic child birth.

Around 20% of this pool can go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD symptoms include flashbacks, intense emotions, hyper vigilance, outbursts of anger, panic attacks, tense muscles, relationship problems, nightmares, amnesia, withdrawal and fear.

How long does PTSD last?

According to John H. Krystal, M.D., of Yale University School of Medicine:
In some cases, particularly where it is not treated, PTSD can last a very long time, perhaps the remainder of one’s life. Most people with longstanding PTSD find that the symptoms are not steady in their severity. For some people, PTSD symptoms gradually fade over time. Other people find that symptoms may increase when they encounter reminders of their traumatic events.

In all cases, it’s important to seek help from a therapist so that you can learn to control and overcome your experiences with PTSD.

How long should I use your services?

This really depends on the severity of your mental health. However, we recommend our clients meet with their therapist for a minimum of six sessions in order to uncover some of the valuable lessons and teachings that you can begin to use in your day to day life that will help you to deal with your mental health for the rest of your life.

Can I choose my own therapist?
Of course! You get to choose your therapist at the time of booking, and if you decide that you would like to change at any point, you can simply switch to a new therapist whenever you choose.
Does online therapy really work?

Absolutely! There are a wide selection of studies that prove online therapy is just as effective, if not more effective, than traditional face-to-face therapy. Our therapy provides you with the information, tools and guidance that you need to overcome your problems, with the help of your therapist.

How do I speak to my therapist?

You will communicate with your therapist via a secure, encrypted, online video call. The software we use is called Zoom which is really simple and easy to use. If at any point you would like to speak to somebody, you can contact us through our website and we’ll be on hand ASAP.

Is my information secured & confidential?

Yes! All of the information you provide is saved anonymously on our secure system that has been approved by the National Care Guidelines. Only you and your therapist will know what has been discussed. If you would like any information to be deleted or kept “off-record” simply let your therapist know and they’ll ensure everything is deleted straight away.