London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith explains that if symptoms such as flashbacks and nightmares continue for after three months after a trauma then treatment for PTSD may be required. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
It can take some time to know whether PTSD is going to develop so it’s important to allow yourself time after a traumatic event, probably a few months, to see what happens and see whether your mind can process the trauma naturally. If you find your symptoms are continuing after three months and you’re having flashbacks and nightmares or you’re afraid to go in certain situations that might trigger the trauma, for example, you’re afraid to go to a train station or you’re afraid to be around certain people, then that would be a time to seek therapy.