Counselling is effective in helping the individual with PTSD face their fears, overcome negative thoughts and feelings associated with the trauma, and learn valuable skills that helps them manage any distress.
Counselling can help the individual with PTSD identify the distressing thoughts and feelings related to the traumatic event they had directly or indirectly experienced and help them replace them with better thoughts that reduce the emotional distress. A counsellor may also help equip the individual with skills to cope with their distress. A counsellor can help relieve the individual of the blame, shame, guilt, anger and other such negative emotions that they may be carrying forward by helping distinguish facts from assumptions and encouraging them to think more helpful thoughts.
The number of sessions differs for each individual depending on their response to the treatment sessions.
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