Psychotherapy London

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We offer psychotherapy as a non-directive, client centred talking therapy. This means that the psychotherapist follows the lead of the client in relation to whatever difficulty the client brings to therapy. Contact us to find out more or book a consultation. 

It is facilitated by way of talking on a one to one basis, in a safe, calm, relaxed environment. Psychotherapy can assist with psychological and somatic difficulties.

What is Psychotherapy?

In psychotherapy a person talks through their difficulties with a psychotherapist. One of the simplest and most effective forms of therapy. This type of approach is therapeutic for a number of reasons. It helps externalise a difficulty allowing space between you and the difficulty which you might be having.

When a therapist reflects back to a client from an objective viewpoint it enables a client to really see themselves. The relm of change and new possibility opens. One can start to challenge one's own way of being as opposed to believing that things are just the way they are. Understanding why a person feels the way they do is often influenced by the unconscious. Psychotherapy makes the unconscious, conscious meaning their is the possibility of change.

A psychotherapist can help to plant a metaphorical seed and help a person to nurture that seed into full bloom. What was once perceived as a weakness becomes a strength. The development and rebalancing of qualities enables self empowerment and the ability to find meaning in life. What was once a grey bleak winter landscape begins to develop colour. Buds begin to open and growth has begun. With the right therapeutic relationship the once winter landscape develops into a blossoming mezze of colour.

What can Psychotherapy help with?

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

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Psychotherapy London 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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Psychotherapist London


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.

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Psychotherapy Techniques I Use In London

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 from a client's perspective. 

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 need for a particular difficulty and strike a balance between these element qualities. 

Creative Imagination

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 in London


"I feel like i know myself better following psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapy 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, body.

Psychotherapy In London

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The Trauma Practice, London
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
W2 6NE

Our London practice is conveniently located in Little Venice, West London and is easily accessible via Warwick Avenue tube station (on the Bakerloo line) or via Paddington Central main line station.

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07944 996 646