Trauma and PTSD

During our lives we can all have an experience that is overwhelming, frightening, and beyond our control; a car crash, be the victim of an assault or see an accident. Police, fire brigade, ambulance workers and military personnel often have to deal with horrifying scenes.

Most people, in time, get over experiences like this without needing trauma treatment. In some people though, traumatic experiences set off a reaction that can last for many months or years. This is called PTSD and needs professional help.

Our treatment approach for trauma and PTSD

Our approach to treating PTSD at Nightingale Hospital London combines individualised treatment programmes with treatments based on current clinical evidence. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a way of helping you think differently about your traumatic memories, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) can help process flashbacks and make sense of the traumatic experience and Group Therapy allows the sharing of experiences. EMDR and Gestalt therapies encourage an emphasis on personal responsibility and Biofeedback is the latest tool whereby patients are connected to ECGs which illustrate the connection between the physiological and the psychological helping you to manage the symptoms of stress and PTSD as you process memories.

Medication can reduce the length of PTSD symptoms, relieve depression that is also present and reduce anxiety.

PTSD Treatment tailored to you at Nightingale Hospital London

Our trauma and PTSD treatments here in London can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the PTSD expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.

We have a dedicated Stress & Trauma Service to tackle the marked rise in the number of patients manifesting symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related conditions. A unique combination of therapies is recommended offering you the chance to tackle your trauma and stress efficiently and permanently.

PTSD and trauma specialists

Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your PTSD. It is vital you find a Trauma specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on PTSD specialists and PTSD treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make moving forward.

Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.