Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
Tinnitus retraining therapy is a form of therapy which aims to help you achieve tinnitus habituation. Tinnitus habituation means that you may experience tinnitus but you are no longer aware of it most of the time and if you do become aware of it, it is not bothersome for you. Our tinnitus retraining therapy approaches are multidimensional. This means we take into account your difficulties with tinnitus as well as who you are as a person and your life circumstances.
Some people suffering from tinnitus might have more complex difficulties making tinnitus habitation more difficult. One example of this is trauma. Trauma which caused tinnitus in the first place or the trauma you experience tinnitus will stop you from habituating to it. Once you work through the trauma things become much simpler and you can move to the group of people who have tinnitus not problematic tinnitus.
Our approach aims to take into account the underlying difficulties which may be preventing you from habituating to tinnitus as well as the tinnitus itself.
Do you experience these problematic tinnitus symptoms?
- Inability to relax
- Feelings of anxiety when you hear your tinnitus?
- Do you become fixated on the tinnitus and struggle to think about anything else?
- Do you get stuck in a negative tinnitus cycle?
- Are you overusing your thinking function to try and find a way to find a way out of a perceived tinnitus prison?
- Has it taken over your life so you feel like it is no longer enjoyable?
- Do you no longer feal like yourself?
If the answer is yes to any of the above our tinnitus retraining therapy will help you.
Matthew Alderton - MA, BSC, Dip Dip Psych
I am qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner. I appreciate how difficult tinnitus can sometimes be. I I use a number of different approaches to help with tinnitus management for tinnitus habituation. These might include somatic work, psychotherapy, tinnitus counselling, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy, tinitus retraining therapy and practical advice.
I am approchable and friendly. I offer a professional approach to tinnitus and look forward to hearing from you.
Approaches I Use
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Benefits
No longer feel triggered by your tinnitus and move into the group of people who might have tinnitus but are not disturbed by it.
Start to feel like your old self again, feel happier and regain control of your life. Learn to integrate tinnitus and you will start to feel happier.
Remove tinnitus habituation blocks, understand what positive action you can take and start moving tomwards tinnitus habituation.
When we do the right things in relation to tinnitus it becomes less scary. Often tinnitus symptoms calm down and start to back off.
Tinnitus Retraining therapy FAQ
What does a tinnitus retraining therapy session involve?
Every session might be slightly different. We initially discuss what's going on for you and what approaches might be best for you to help you manage and habituate to tinnitus. I take a number of different approaches and use what is most appropriate for you.
How long does tinnitus retraining therapy last?
I provide support for you as long as is needed. Making changes and habituating to tinnitus usually takes about a year. Some clients have therapy for a few months, put techniques into practice and then come back for a refresher.
Will tinnitus retraining therapy make tinnitus go away?
In some cases techniques and practices do result in complete tinnitus cessation. In other cases tinnitus backs off and people habituate to tinnitus and live a fulfilling life with non intrusive tinnitus.
Get in touch
The best way to contact me is via my contact form. This gives me the information i need to see if i can help you prior to having an initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.