You will see from my Biography
that I have had some extensive experience dealing with victims of crime, and it is very common to see people left traumatised from these cases.
Sometimes decades after the event (e.g. cases of historic child abuse) victims are still haunted by memories and their lives are marred with disastrous relationships, work problems, commitment issues, feelings of self-loathing, and more.
Those issues of OBESITY, SMOKING, and other types of COMPULSIVE and DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR, could all have a root here too.
of course, does not always come as the result of crime.
Any incident of extreme emotional content (most often fear) can become such a part of a person’s psyche that it just refuses to be left behind. It may be the sudden death of a loved one, or a deep feeling of being rejected, mistreated, abandoned, etc, ... the list goes on.
All these can leave emotional scars that may need dealing with.
Whether clients are formally diagnosed with PTSD or not, these issues can have dramatic effects on lives.
THERAPY and THE LAW
If you have been a victim of crime, you may be considering or already proceeding with a prosecution case.
and you may be wondering if it is appropriate to seek therapy while the legal process is taking place.