Anxiety Therapy Hertfordshire

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We all have anxious feelings from time to time caused by difficulties experienced in daily life. However, feeling anxious, fearful, tense and worried all the time when there is no obvious cause could mean that you are suffering from an anxiety disorder. At both our centres in Hertfordshire & London we help those who need support for their feelings of anxiety. Contact us if you would like to know more information or if you would like to book a consultation.

We also offer Online therapy fo Anxiety

Our anxiety therapy is suitable for the following conditions which cause anxiety.

General Anxiety Disorder is a condition which causes you to feel anxious with regard to wide ranging issues and situations rather than one specific event. When one anxiety causing issue disappears another pops-up much like whac-a-mole at the fairground.

Panic disorder is characterised by sudden attacks for fear and panic. Panic is the most severe form of anxiety. You might try and avoid situations which previously resulted in a panic attack.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition which also causes anxiety. Intrusive thoughts, avoidance behaviours, negative alterations in cognitions and moods and hyperarousal symptoms are common.

Our Anxiety Therapy Approaches

We use a number of approaches to help you with anxiety.

We use psychotherapy to help you understand how the past is affecting the present. It helps you make long lasting changes by developing the qualities needed to overcome anxiety. Behavioural therapy enables you challenge unhelpful thinking which keeps the anxiety feelings running longer. We also use practical relaxation techniques to help you manage and cope with difficult situations. EMDR therapy helps with panic disorder and specific situations which cause panic attacks.

What are the Benefits of our Anxiety Therapy?

  • Understand the causes of your anxiety
  • Understand and change unhelpful thought processes to reduce the physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety
  • Understand your triggers and manage your response to reduce the impact of a panic attack
  • Reduction in symptoms enabling you to feel more relaxed and re-energised
  • Manage stressful situations effectively
  • Resolving the rout cause of anxiety through EMDR therapy
  • Reduce symptoms through a mindfulness-based approach and EMDR therapy.

Download our Online Therapy for Anxiety Guide PDF

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Anxiety Therapy Hertfordshire Benefits

Feel like yourself

PTSD symptoms might make you feel disconnected and not like your usual self. After PTSD treatment you should feel more connected to yourself, loved ones and the world as a whole.

PTSD symptom reduction

Our stabilisation and grounding therapy when used in conjunction with EMDR therapy helps to reduce PTSD symptoms. These include less flashbacks, less avoidant behaviour, feeling relaxed rather than hyper-vigilant and less intrusive memories and thoughts.

Ability to relax

PTSD symptoms might include feeling on edge, anxious or having hyper-vigilance. You might feel like you are no longer in homeostasis. PTSD treatment can help you feel balanced again and be able to relax again.


PTSD symptoms might include feeling a disconnect from ourselves and the people around us. PTSD treatment can help to reconnect us with ourselves and those around us.

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Anxiety Psychotherapist Hertfordshire

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Matthew Alderton

BSc, MA, Dip, Dip Psych

Hello my name is Matthew Alderton. I trained for 7 years at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Paddington London to become a Counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a Psychotherapist accredited by The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). This is the leading evidence based treatment for PTSD.I specialise in the treatment of PTSD, trauma, trauma associated tinnitus and associated conditions.

I work in a holistic way using an integrated psychotherapeutic approach. This includes Psychotherapy, Body Psychotherapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

I like to see people make progress in therapy and in their lives. I am down to earth and friendly enabling you to feel safe to process your difficulties. I’m pleased to offer a range of PTSD treatments in London & Hertfordshire.

Anxiety Therapy Approaches

EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy is the leading evidence based treatment for PTSD. We usually use EMDR therapy in conjunction with Psychotherapy. For a one off standalone trauma it might be used as a stand alone treatment.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

PTSD caused by trauma is held in the body as well as causing psychological difficulty. Cranio-Sacral Therapy enables you to begin to let go off energy held in the body and the nervous system.


Psychotherapy techniques including creating a safe container for the work, active listening and holding enable you to process your trauma in a safe environment. We might use techniques involving stabilisation, psycho-education and grounding.

Cognitive Processing Therapy

We use CPT for members of the emergency services, armed forces and anyone who is suffering from PTSD symptoms who might benefit from aspects of a CPT approach. CPT incorporates aspects of CBT and is helpful when EMDR is not appropriate.

How Our Clients Felt Following Anxiety Therapy

" I feel less anxious and more relaxed in relation to my health and working life"

"I no longer feel like i have an underlying sense of dread when going about my daily life"

"I now understand where my anxiety comes from and am no longer triggered by similar circumstances"

"When I started anxiety therapy i felt anxious and depressed. I now feel whole and grounded and ready tackle the challenges I have in life"

Anxiety Therapy FAQ

What does an anxiety therapy session involve?

An anxiety therapy session involves processing and talking through difficulties which contribute to anxiety symptoms. We help you in a supportive way enabling you to process the source of anxiety enabling you to feel less anxious in the present. This might involve psychotherapy, EMDR therapy of somatic therapy.

How long does anxiety therapy last?

The length of time a client might be in therapy is dependent on the difficulties have and the progress they make in therapy. Some people start to make progress very quickly whilst others make progress more slowly. Everybody's circumstances are different meaning client's stay in therapy for varying periods of time.

Location Of Anxiety Therapy Hertfordshire

Cuffley, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6

Our Hertfordshire practice is ideally located to serve clients in

  • Potters Bar
  • Cuffley
  • Goffs Oak
  • Cheshunt
  • Hertford
  • Broxbourne
  • Enfield
  • Hatfield
  • Hoddesdon
  • St Albans
  • Welwyn Garden City

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