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EMDR Psychotherapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy helps those who have experienced psychological difficulties originating from some kind of traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse, childhood neglect, road traffic accidents and violence. Integration of EMDR is also successful in treating:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Phobias
  • Social anxieties and shyness
  • Panic Attacks and phobias
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Chronic anxiety or worry
  • Stress symptoms, eating disorders, insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Trouble keeping feelings such as anger, sadness, fear, guilt, shame, eagerness, excitement, etc. within bounds
  • Relationship problems
  • Job, career or school difficulties
  • Insufficient self-esteem (accepting or respecting yourself)

This non-hypnotic therapy treatment has been the subject of many books and controlled scientific studies since its development approximately 30 years ago and it continues to gather speed all over the world as one of the top psychotherapeutic treatments for helping to eliminate the distress of millions of people. 

The goal of EMDR is to reduce stress in the shortest possible time. Working directly with your own natural memory networks the treatment allows your brain’s information procesing system to make new internal connections as you focus on thoughts, emotions and freely targeted memories.  You’re able to get control of your emotions and move forward with your life

EMDR Europe describes the therapy process in the following way:

“Normally, the individual processes traumatic experiences naturally. However, when a person is severely traumatized, either by an overwhelming event or by being repeatedly subjected to distress, this healing process may become overloaded, leaving the original disturbing experiences unprocessed. These unprocessed memories can be stored in the brain in a “raw” form where they can be continually re-evoked when experiencing events that are similar to the original experience”

“EMDR utilizes the natural healing ability of the brain and allows it to heal psychological problems at the same rate as the rest of the body heals physical wounds. Because EMDR allows the mind and body to heal at the same rate, treatment can be rapid. The number of sessions required for EMDR treatment, however, will vary according to the complexity of the issues being dealt with. In general, the more isolated the traumatic memory being treated, the shorter the treatment tends to be.  … Given its wide application, EMDR promises to be the therapy of the future.”

I am a fully qualified and accredited EMDR therapist. I adhere to the NICE guidelines and the ethics of my professional bodies for the provision of both EMDR and CBT Psychotherapies for a range of conditions.

Please contact me if you would like further information about whether this therapy is for you – 07743324519