When someone suffers a personal injury, the physical impact it has on their wellbeing and quality of life can be huge. However, people unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident that causes personal injury can also suffer from debilitating and long-lasting psychological effects which are just as damaging.
Alba Psychology help clients of Watermans and we've supported people who've been involved in a range of personal injury claims. The type of treatment we provide depends on the severity of the injury the victim has experienced. For instance, someone who has experienced a life-threatening accident, such as a road traffic accident, may develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Someone who suffers an injury which limits their ability to do their job could begin to suffer from some of the symptoms of depression. Though the psychological difficulties encountered after an accident can be neglected in comparison to the treatment of physical injuries, their effects can last long after the worst of the physical pain has passed.
To overcome the psychological effects of an accident and return to the best quality of life possible, it is important that individuals receive the treatment that's right for them. Treatments we offer include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is often used to treat anxiety and depression and involves talking through issues to change the way the person being treated thinks and behaves.
- Interpersonal Therapy, which addresses interpersonal issues and can be used to treat, for example, clinical depression.
- Cognitive Analytical Therapy, which aims to establish events, emotions or other things that can lead to a problem and how this can be treated.
- Schema Therapy, which combines a number of different therapies into a unified model.
Going forward, we'll be offering insight into the work Alba Psychology have done to help people get their life back on track. We'll also be emphasising the importance of treating the psychological effects of an accident just as much as the physical ones.