Online computerised therapy for PTSD

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder: A common reaction to an extremely stressful event such as assault, accident, or disaster.

Common symptoms include:

  • Unwanted distressing memories of the trauma, flashbacks or nightmares
  • Feeling emotionally upset or having bodily reactions when reminded of the event
  • Avoiding reminders of the event
  • Feeling emotionally numb or detached from others
  • Feeling alert, watchful or jumpy
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

What is the programme?

The programme is an online therapy specifically developed for people with PTSD. You can access the programme 24/7, meaning it is convenient, and you can work through it at your own pace and a time that suits you best. Working online means you can look back over any information at any point.

The therapy involves:

  • Interactive therapy modules, tailored for both the main symptoms of PTSD and your personal needs
  • Weekly phone calls with your therapist
  • In-built messaging to your therapist

Is the programme suitable for me?

  • Do you have a tablet/laptop, internet access and a private space to use it?
  • Are you 18 or over?
  • Is the PTSD you are experiencing from one or two traumatic events you experienced or┬áseveral traumatic episodes during longer period of high threat as an adult or adolescent?
  • Are you experiencing the symptoms above, including unwanted memories?
  • Is PTSD your main reason for seeking treatment?

Talk to your GP if you have a history of borderline personality disorder, psychosis or severe self-harm, as a different form of treatment may be more suitable for you.

For further information about the therapy please watch this short video – What is internet cognitive therapy for PTSD?

To refer yourself to First Step please discuss with your GP or visit our webpage