Survivor of robbery

A student robbed and threatened at gunpoint was very fearful, unable to sleep, eat or go about her daily activities without feeling as though she will be attacked by the same person again. She was counselled on symptoms of trauma and ways of coping after experiencing such a traumatic event. Client was much relieved after attending the one counselling session, as she was leaving the very next day to return home. Counselor and client continued to keep in contact via telephone and student indicated recently that she is emotionally in a better place and will be returning to complete her studies at college even though previously she felt unable to do so.