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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

How we can help

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, we are here to help.

Anxiety and worry
Long-term health conditions
Post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by experiencing or witnessing a threat of harm and/or life, to self or to others that was violent. It can also be learning a close family member or a friend experienced a traumatic event. It is a normal reaction to an abnormal event. These events can leave people feeling fearful and helpless.

Someone with PSTD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks.

PTSD can also lead to sleep difficulties, changes in appetite, feelings of isolation, depression, stress and anxiety which can all impact a person’s day-to-day life.

PTSD can take years following the trauma to develop.

At Plymouth Talking Therapies we offer a 5-week psychoeducational trauma course as your first step to help you understand PTSD and give you tools and techniques to help manage it while you wait for support. You could then be offered trauma-focused CBT or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR).

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Silvercloud? Silvercloud is an informative online therapy programme, proven to support wellbeing and help you learn ways to manage low mood and anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a 1-1 talking therapy which is recommended by NICE guidelines to address a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD…


Our courses are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and support people to understand their difficulties while teaching them tools and techniques to overcome them.

Guided self help

Where a therapist coaches you as you work through a self help course in your own time, either using a workbook or an online course.