PTSD Treatment in Hertfordshire

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If you are seeking treatment for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), The Trauma Practice offers a range of PTSD treatments to help and support you, from its practice in Hertfordshire.

Help with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Experiencing PTSD or trauma symptoms can be disorientating and scary. You might also experience secondary difficulties of stress, anxiety, depression, tinnitus and addiction. It is important to get professional treatment and support to aid your recovery and let you get back on with life.

When you seek PTSD treatment from The Trauma Practice, we’ll discuss your situation, and take you through the PTSD treatment options that we offer, together with a treatment plan aimed at successfully relieving your PTSD symptoms.

People diagnosed with PTSD often suffer from nightmares or flashbacks, together with panic attacks and feelings of loneliness, irritability, and even guilt. You should not lose heart though, as all these symptoms of PTSD can be successfully treated, given time and the right approach.

PTSD Symptoms

Intrusion - Disturbing unwanted memories, feelings and having dreams of the stressful experience. Strong physical reactions and emotions following trauma.
Avoidance - Avoiding memories, thoughts or reminders of the stressful experience
Negative alterations in thoughts and moods - Having strong negative thoughts about the world and self; involving blame and shame.
feeling cut off from other people and your usual sense of self.
Hyper-arousal - Irritable behaviour, angry outbursts, feeling easily startled or having difficulty concentrating or falling asleep.

Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment in Hertfordshire

We offer a holistic, integrative approach to PTSD treatment. This means that we consider your situation as a whole and you as a person rather than just having a PTSD diagnosis. This makes it possible for us to take all of your needs into consideration and help you recover and heal from PTSD and Trauma.

PTSD Treatment Location

Cuffley, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6

PTSD Treatment Benefits

Reduce symptoms

Our PTSD treatment will help to reduce PTSD symptoms of avoidance, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts and memories and hyper-vigilance.

Related Difficulties

A trauma or multiple traumas might make you feel like disconnecting from other people and withdraw. You may not feel like yourself. EMDR treatment can help you to reconnect with loved ones and feel like you are back to your old self.


After experiencing a trauma one might have a tendency to avoid situations and people we would usually connect with. Our PTSD treatment will enable you to reconnect with yourself, activities you used to enjoy and other people.


Our PTSD treatment will help to reduce PTSD symptoms of avoidance, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts and memories and hypervigilance.

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PTSD Therapist Hertfordshire


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.

PTSD Treatments Available In Hertfordshire

EMDR Therapy

I use EMDR therapy which involves bilateral eye stimulation, auditory stimulation, or taps to help you process trauma. It is the leading evidence based treatment for PTSD.

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Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy helps you to organise your thoughts and feelings in relation to trauma as well as identify unhelpful patterns of thinking in relation to safety, trust, power, control and self esteem.

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Psychotherapy involves making long lasting changes relating to conditions associated with PTSD. Examples might include Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Tinnitus.

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Cranio-Sacral Therapy

PTSD and trauma can lead to unprocessed energy being held in the body's nervous system. CST is like a gentle form of osteopathy to help you release this energy and relax the nervous system. 

Learn more about CST

Client Comments Following PTSD Treatment

"I no longer experience flashbacks"

"I feel like i can reconnect with the people that i love again"

"I can feel again which I have not been able to do for a long time"

"I feel like i am back to my old self and can enjoy my life again"

PTSD Treatment FAQ

What happens in a PTSD treatment session?

PTSD treatment sessions are a chance for you to explore how you feel in relation to the trauma you have experienced and the difficulties you might be having. This exploration is carried out in a safe therapeutic non judgemental environment. You will also have the opportunity to process your trauma in a safe way to enable you to recover and heal.

How long will PTSD treatment last?

Everybody is different regarding how PTSd treatment lasts. This depends on whether you are experiencing PTSD or complex PTSD. It also depends on the type of trauma experienced. Typically a single event trauma takes less time to treat and process than a series of traumas or complex or relational trauma.

Location of PTSD Treatment 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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