EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

Is globally recognised to be one of the most effective therapeutic interventions in treating the distressing emotional effects of trauma. Using bilateral stimulation, usually, through structured sets of eye movements, the traumatic memory is effectively reprocessed and ‘date stamped’, meaning the memory can be retrieved without experiencing psychological distress.

 

My training and experience with EMDR mean that I am equipped to use this transformative psychotherapy with clients who experience PTSD as a result of a traumatic event and C-PTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder), following chronic and enduring trauma (such as childhood abuse/ neglect and abusive adult relationships). The results are often life-changing, sometimes within a minimal number of sessions.

 

EMDR can also provide relief from other distressing life experiences (see below) and enables the individual to experience life without the entrapment of such debilitating symptoms and able to enjoy new experiences with curiosity and confidence.

 

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Phobias

  • Depression 

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Disorder eating

  • Emotional abuse

  • Grief and loss

  • Personality disorders

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Toxic and controlling relationship patterns
     

I use EMDR as a stand-alone psychotherapy intervention, as well as in combination with counselling to unstick and process stuck trauma, change unhelpful relationship patterns and enable you to start living life on your terms.