Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a life-altering psychological condition which usually occurs after an individual has experienced a highly traumatic event such as threat to life, serious injury, or sexual violence. PTSD can be destructive and impede their ability to move forward. There are, however, effective, proven therapies available at Surrey Psychology with Dr Gurpreet Kaur.
PTSD can cause unwanted memories of the traumatic experience to reoccur in the form of flashbacks or nightmares. As a result, people may notice they become hypervigilant or even avoidant of situations related to the traumatic event. This is a completely normal and common response.
Complex PTSD comes as a result of prolonged / repeat exposure to traumatic events. Someone with Complex PTSD may struggle with their ability to maintain their attention or focus and may experience dissociation. Likewise, they may have trouble maintaining relationships, and develop strong negative thoughts towards themselves, their goals, and the future.
Typical therapies for PTSD (and trauma in general) focus on reconnecting with the event in a safe and secure environment to untangle it (or them) so that the individual can properly heal and move forward. PTSD treatment from our centre in Surrey often includes EMDR, CFT, and TF-CBT.
Dr Gurpreet Kaur
For PTSD and trauma therapy in Surrey, contact Dr Gurpreet Kaur today and start your journey to recovery. Dr Kaur is a registered clinical psychologist with a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge.