Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Critical Incident Stress Management followed by individual counselling:-

  • Anxiety can wreak havoc in your life

    Anxiety narrows our perspective when we’re facing a difficult challenge or problem. It limits our ability to think clearly and creatively. It leaves us feeling isolated and alone. And it doesn’t just constrict the mind . . .

    . . . the harmful effects of chronic stress and anxiety can play out in the body as well.

    But the more you try to avoid anxiety, the more powerful it becomes…

  • Early intervention prevents long-term mental health issues for yourself and those around you either at home or work. This is about managing the chaos from within instead of trying to avoid the fact you need a bit of support for a brief moment in time. In most cases, the psychological trauma continues to gradually become bigger than the initial incident and symptoms of stress; anxiety or depression begin to show over a period of time. This deterioration means you start struggling emotionally to cope with the outside world and results in you making an appointment to see your GP with appointments taking longer to access. Then medication maybe prescribed to settle you, but becomes an additional problem if it does not work through trial and error. Where do you go when even adjusting to new medication can be a problem in it self and in the meantime, you may need to take time off work. This is the cost of denial.
  • How long did this take for you to reach this stage before admitting there is a problem and you cannot cope with it. How did it happen?
  • Debriefing sessions followed by individual/relationship therapy related to traumatic events, which have been experienced outside of their daily life and can be perceived as life-threatening such as after voluntary redundancy, international incidents, suicides, robbery, assault, separation, work place bullying, kidnapping, office bullying, divorce, affairs, bereavement, critical incident, emotional crisis support, interview support, life event adjustment etc. This intervention alleviates and reduces symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), which people experience afterwards with prolonged distress.  Precursors to PTS are Anxiety; Depression and Stress, which is treated by a physician with long term medication.  If the underlying root issues behind these symptoms are not processed, the consequences can lead to a person being diagnosed with a permanent disorder for life.

  • An intervention at the right time can prevent a life time of ill health.

  • This service is directed to businesses with HR departments who require a confidential and convenient service for immediate emotional/psychological support.

  • Were you aware? Counselling received through the NHS or Employee Assisted Programme (EAP) is limited to only 6 sessions, which does not deal with the overall root cause. Hence, debriefing immediately after an incident does prevent further long term biological stress in the nervous system.

  • HR departments, court therapists, EAP organisations, GP’s have contacted me direct to treat their employees to manage unresolved historical or current issues. This keeps their key employees in work and reduces sickness within the workforce.

  • There is nothing to lose and everything to gain with the right treatment.

Contact me to arrange an initial consultation:- (Work) 0704 090 1520 or (Email) Catherine@ClearingThoughts.co.uk