London based clinical psychologist Emma Smith describes the usual timescale for treating people who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
It depends on the complexity of the trauma, but if it’s a one-off trauma, for example a road traffic accident, treatment can be effective within 20 sessions. If someone’s got a history of more complicated trauma from childhood, or a number of traumatic events, then we would expect treatment to take a bit longer.