Psychotherapy Counselling Hertfordshire

Trauma Therapy

We offer Psychotherapy and Counselling in Hertfordshire. This is my home based practice which is in Cuffley Hertfordshire. Our psychotherapy counselling Hertfordshire arm compliments our London based practice. We offer integrative and client centred psychotherapy. Therapy takes place in a calm quiet confidential, nurturing and empathetic environment.

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Both ways of working are about talking through your difficulties under the care of a qualified therapist. Sharing a difficulty outloud and having it witnessed by another person helps us to process difficulties and become less problematic. Counselling might be used to address more short term difficulties for people who have experienced a problem which is part of life. An example might be bereavement. In psychotherapy a person talks through their difficulties which might be more deep rooted and take more time to talk through. Examples might include difficulties regarding attachments in childhood.

Difficulties related to Covid-19 I have helped clients with recently

Covid-19 has meant that we have all had to make a number of adjustments to our everyday lives. We have had to isolate for long periods of time and our usual methods of relaxing and finding meaning in life have been disrupted. As a result of these changes some of the clients I have seen recently have had specific difficulties as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Examples of things i have helped clients with recently include: traumatic bereavement, social anxiety, stress and anxiety caused by redundancy and trauma from domestic abuse.

Difficulties I help with using Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hertfordshire

Psychotherapy can help with a number of different problems and difficulties. These might include:

Trauma Therapy


Available in London & Hertfordshire

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Psychotherapy Benefits


Psychotherapy can help you connect with your true nature and become more authentic. This means that there is more congruency between your true self and the persona you present to the world.

Clear Thinking

Psychotherapy can help to calm down our thinking as we develop other qualities in order to mediate difficulties we come across in our daily lives.


Once you get to the root of the difficulties and you have the chance to process them in a safe environment you are able to feel more in balance. You can reach a state of homeostasis.


When we discover and accept who we are through a psychotherapeutic process we are able to feel more accepting of ourselves. This enables us to accept where we are and make the changes we might need to make for a better future.



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Matthew Alderton

MA, BSc, 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 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.

Psychotherapy Techniques I Use

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Creative Imagination

Creative imagination helps us to access the parts that talking therapy cannot reach. Visualisation enables us to get in touch with our unconscious to see who we truly are. 


Polyvagal therapy enables me to work in a physiological way with your difficulties. Working with the body is as important as working with the mind. It is also a practical way of working and easy to understand.

Play Therapy

Play therapy enable us to work with the right side of the brain. This enables us to reflect on difficulties we might have in a different way without the complications of language and logic. 


I help you work with element based qualities. Some qualities might be over developed and some might be underdeveloped. I help you develop the qualities needed for a particular difficulty and strike a balance between these element qualities. 

Art Therapy

Art therapy like play therapy enables us to engage with difficulties in a different way from straight forward talking. Putting something down on paper in a creative way is transformational..


Processing difficulties through talking therapy is the bedrock of psychotherapy. Getting a problem out and hearing yourself say it enables you to reflect on it in a different way. A simple and effective way of working. 

Client Comments After Having Psychotherapy


"I feel like I know myself better following therapy and feel much happier in myself"

"I've got the tools now, to bring happiness into my life and deal with my difficulties in a compassionate way"

"Thank you, the process has been long and hard but well worth it"

"Thank you for being so caring and accommodating to me and my difficulties"


How Long Does Therapy Last?


Psychotherapy takes time and a commitment to therapy and yourself. Psychotherapy helps support you through your process. This process varies from person to person and takes a different amount of time for each person. How long psychotherapy lasts also depends on what difficulties you have and your readiness to process these difficulties.

What Does A Psychotherapy Session Involve?


Psychotherapy is a talking based approach. In a session you will have the time and space to explore the difficulty you are having in a safe environment. As part of a session you might work with your, imagination, creativity, thoughts and body.

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Phone Us

07944 996 646