PTSD Treatment in Hertfordshire & London
We help and support people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms from both our centres in Hertfordshire & London. Sometimes many do not know if they are experiencing PTSD, but either way we are here to support you. Contact us today for more information or if you would like to book a consultation.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD describes a disorder when trauma symptoms last longer than four weeks. 'The essential feature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the development of characteristic symptoms following exposure to one or more traumatic events. The clinical presentation of (PTSD) varies.. In some individuals, fear-based reexperiencing, emotional, and behavioral symptoms may predominate. In others, dysphoric mood states and negative cognitions may be most distressing. In some cases arousal and reactive-externalising symptoms are prominent, while in others dissociative symptoms predominate. Some individuals exhibit combinations of these symptom patters. ' REF: DSM-5 APA, 2013
Living with these symptoms makes life difficult. They are a normal response to an abnormal situation. When these symptoms have lasted over four weeks some professional help can make a big difference. PTSD is now a treatable disorder and with the right help and support you can get better.
How is PTSD treated?
The structure of PTSD treatment is dependent on the client being treated. There is an emphasis on safety, grounding, stabilization and building a strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. The mainstream evidence-based treatment for PTSD is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). This is a bilateral stimulation therapy which enables you to process a traumatic memory as a normal memory. Once this happens the mind and body can begin to recover in a normal way and a normal life can be resumed.
EMDR is not necessarily appropriate for all clients and types of therapy. For example, Complex-PTSD would need a more traditional psychotherapy type approach.
The approaches we use for PTSD include:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Trauma Focused CBT
- Somatic Therapy
PTSD Treatment Benefits:
- Cessation of trauma symptoms
- Reconnect with your true nature
- Feel relaxed and connected
- Less avoidant behaviours
- Ability to enjoy life as normal
How long will PTSD Treatment Last?
PTSD treatment varies in time length from person to person. For a one off traumatic incident which has happened to a person who is used to being in homeostasis, treatment is likely to be a couple of months. For someone who has experienced multiple traumas who is not familiar with being in a place of safety treatment is likely to be longer and compromise of more traditional psychotherapy with adjunct EMDR intervention.
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