Counselling and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Counselling is a talking therapy that focuses on helping you to help yourself. A counsellor will listen to you and support you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and how they relate to your mental health. This could help you to understand yourself better and find ways to cope, for example by thinking through your decisions or taking helpful actions.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.