EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a powerful, rapid and scientifically evidenced therapy.
It can be used with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and people who have been traumatised by car accidents, workplace accidents, surgical trauma, abuse (sexual, physical or emotional) and natural disasters. It is also a great therapy for phobias, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.
Many issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, phobia and depression involve repeated negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Research suggests that EMDR stimulates both sides of the brain, e.g. through eye movements, increases brain processing, and allows new neural connections to be made. This brings insight and change to previously stubborn issues, such as stuck memories, thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
EMDR helps you process the information until it can be stored away safely and you can move on and feel more contented and relaxed. The memory will always remain but in a more matter of fact and less troublesome manner.
An assessment is conducted on the first session and this will give some indication of the number of sessions required.
All age groups are welcome. I have additional training and experience at working with children and adolescents.
Please call to find out how EMDR could benefit you.