PTSD and Trauma Therapy

Counselling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Cranage & Allostock

The main counselling service in Cranage that is capable of treating PTSD and trauma utilises psychological therapies. Cathy Vincent Counselling Services understand that traumatic events can be extremely difficult to come to terms with. However, confronting your feelings and seeking professional help from a therapist can be an effective way of treating PTSD and trauma. Utilising integrative therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) will help you gain control of your distress and fear by changing the negative way you think about your experience. Cathy Vincent will talk to you to gain an in-depth understanding of your needs and feelings before advising the right therapy approach for you. You will be encouraged to gradually return to activities you avoided since your traumatic experience.

Counselling for PTSD and Trauma in Cranage

There are two main counselling services in Cranage that are capable of treating PTSD and trauma: trauma-focussed cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT), and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). Trauma-focussed cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how your thoughts and behaviours interact, with the aim to change them positively for your mental health. Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing involves making rapid eye movements whilst revisiting the traumatic under the careful instruction and guidance of a therapist. It’s thought that the eye movements help your brain process the memories and trauma and reduce flashbacks and anxiety. Cathy Vincent will talk to you to gain an in-depth understanding of your needs and feelings before advising the right therapy approach for you.

The Symptoms of PTSD and Trauma

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from therapy for PTSD:

  • Reliving aspects of your trauma through flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts
  • Alertness or feeling on edge, panicking, or irritability
  • Self-destructive feelings or using alcohol and/or drugs
  • Avoiding feelings or memories associated with the trauma, feeling the need to keep busy
  • Feeling numb or difficulty expressing your emotions
  • Inability to remember details of the trauma
  • Dissociating from your body or emotions
  • Experiencing difficult emotions such as not feeling safe, self-blame, guilt, shame, or worthlessness

Why Should You Come to Cathy Vincent Counselling Services?

Cathy Vincent is an extremely understanding and empathetic counsellor, as well as being a member of the National Counselling Society. She takes her clients’ comfort and confidentiality very seriously, and will only move at your pace and progress when you are comfortable to continue. She offers a homely space which is confidential and welcoming. Cathy ensures she creates a trusting relationship with each client and that the counselling environment is as accessible as possible.

Talking therapy and counselling for PTSD and trauma in Cranage, Allostock, Holmes Chapel and the surrounding areas can help you address the causes, symptoms, and management of your trauma so that you can live more mentally healthily and happily. Contact Cathy Vincent Counselling Services today on 07877 456243, email us at, or enquire online.