Treatments

  • Assault – Sexual or Physical leaving disturbance such as nightmares, flashbacks.
  • Anxiety (general anxiety or specific e.g. related to a specific event or anxious about many things).
  • Bereavement (excessive and unremitting emotional disturbance)
  • Breaking unwanted habits:
  •     Smoking
  •     Nail biting
  •     Grinding of teeth
  •     Any other unwanted habit.
  • Childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect
  • Confidence issues.
  • Depression.
  • Driving anxiety
  • Feelings of guilt or jealousy
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Hypertension & learning to relax in the case of nervousness when having blood pressure taken (White Coat Syndrome)
  • Insomnia / Sleep disturbance
  • Irritable bowel syndrome & Nervous stomach
  • Low self esteem
  • Memories (Troubling past memories)
  • Disturbance from physical or psychological trauma
  • Pain control (only after medical assessment by a doctor).
  • Panic Attacks & panic disorder (If this is of sudden onset and associated with weight loss / gain – your doctor should be consulted in the first instance).
  • Performance anxiety (performance in front of others eg presentations etc..)
  • Phobias (all)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (See EMDR)
  • Sexual Assault (previously inflicted with troubling memories).
  • Sleep problems
  • Social Phobia (fear of meeting people and social situations).
  • Sport enhancement
  • Road traffic accidents / driving anxiety
  • Surgical trauma (troubling past memory of a surgical procedure).
  • Troubling past memories of any kind.
  • War related experiences may include disturbance / flashbacks / nightmares.
  • Weight (Hypnosis can be a useful adjunct to weight control).
  • Workplace accidents (disturbance / flashbacks / nightmares)

If you suffer from troubling past memories or flashbacks, these are some of the indications of PTSD and may be an indication for the use of EMDR:  The symptoms may be accompanied by nightmares. See section on EMDR Therapy.