Promoting new approaches to Psychological Therapies for Post Traumatic Growth
Psympatico is dedicated to helping people improve their psychological health and wellbeing. We focus on every client's specific needs, and strive to deliver excellent clinical outcomes through individually tailored treatment plans. Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for our clients.
Therapies with the
brain in mind
Psympatico offers a blend of traditional talking therapies with more recently developed leading edge therapies.
Research has shown that the majority of symptoms result from a corresponding dysregulation in the nervous system.
Our therapies complement talking therapies to addressthe dysregulation and stabilise the nervous system to function at its optimum.
Talking therapies on their own are limited in their effectiveness, often taking several years to alleviate symptoms. This is because the nervous system remains dysregulated and inaccessible to talk therapy on its own.
The brain can be divided
into three layers:
It is all about the brain!
And each layer can be loosely associated with the reptile, mammal and primate/human phases of evolution.
Effective Therapies for the Spectrum of Stressful States
''To everyone that knew me I was coping really well but what they couldn't see was the turmoil I felt inside''
''It was really difficult to know what was happening to me at the time''
Adjustment disorder can present as an acute response to an identifiable life stressor. The reaction is more severe than would normally be expected and can result in significant impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning.
Anxiety attacks can vary greatly, and symptoms may differ among individuals. That is because the many symptoms of anxiety do not happen to everyone and they can change over time.
Depending on the number and severity of symptoms, a depressive episode can be categorised as mild, moderate or severe. It is unlikely that the sufferer will be able to continue with social, work or domestic activities, except to a limited extent.
''I didn't realise how worn out I felt and just thought my low mood was because I was working long hours''
Post traumatic stress disorder
Complex Post Traumatic Stress may develop following exposure to an event or series of events of an extremely threatening or horrific nature, most commonly prolonged or repetitive events from which escape was difficult or impossible. (e.g. repeated child sexual physical, emotional abuse & neglect, prolonged domestic violence)