EMDR therapy is a specialised approach that can help individuals heal from distressing or traumatic experiences. It is particularly effective in treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, phobias, and other trauma-related symptoms.

During an EMDR session, you will be guided to recall and process traumatic memories or distressing experiences in a safe and structured manner. I will use specific techniques to help facilitate the processing and resolution of these memories.

One key element of EMDR therapy involves bilateral stimulation. This can be achieved through eye movements or through other forms such as tapping. This bilateral stimulation helps to activate both sides of your brain and supports the processing of traumatic memories.

The goal of EMDR therapy is to help you reprocess these distressing memories in a way that reduces their emotional intensity and allows for the integration of more adaptive and positive beliefs and emotions. This can lead to a significant reduction in trauma-related symptoms, emotional distress, and the development of healthier coping mechanisms.

It's important to note that EMDR therapy typically follows a structured protocol. As your therapist I will guide you through different phases, which may include history-taking, preparation, identifying specific target memories, desensitisation, reprocessing, and strengthening positive beliefs and emotions.

Throughout the EMDR process, I will create a safe and supportive environment, ensuring your comfort and well-being. I will work closely with you to help identify and process the core experiences and beliefs that contribute to your current difficulties, and to support your overall healing and growth.
EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has shown to be effective in helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences and improve their overall well-being.