EMDR- Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing
EMDR is a revolutionary therapy that is helping a rapidly increasing number of people let go of painful experiences, memories, or beliefs. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and was discovered by American Psychologist, DR. Francine Shapiro.
By using the brain’s natural healing processes, EMDR therapy can quickly resolve many emotional problems and conditions which previously have been difficult to treat with other forms of therapy.
When a person is involved in a distressing event, they may feel overwhelmed and their brain may then be unable to process the information as it would a normal memory. The distressing memory or memories seem to become frozen on a neurological level and the memory can then be experienced rather like a stuck record.
When a person recalls the distressing memory, the person can even re-experience sights, sounds and even sensations and smells associated with the traumatic event.
EMDR uses alternate eye movements, sounds or taps to stimulate the brain and help to process difficult or traumatic memories. The aim of treatment is for you to ‘remember without distress’. The treatment seems to adapt the frozen or blocked information so it no longer causes problems for the individual. The memories become less distressing and often just seem like ‘ordinary’ memories after treatment is completed.
EMDR is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and it is also now commonly used for the treatment of problems such as complex bereavement, anxiety, phobias and depression.
Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling
Counselling and psychotherapy can be hugely beneficial for many people in a wide variety of situations. Therapy offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can talk about your life and anything that may be causing difficulty or distress. Together we are able to explore your difficulties in depth and begin to bring about resolution.
One size does not fit all when it comes to psychotherapy. People have varying needs requiring different approaches at different times. An integrative approach draws on several therapeutic approaches such as Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Brief Solution Focussed, to produce the most effective therapy for each individual. Click for more information about Integrative Psychotherapy.)
- Counselling & Psychotherapy £60 per 1 hour session
- EMDR £60 per 1 hour session
If you do not attend a scheduled appointment a full charge will be invoiced to you or payment will be requested at your next appointment.
If you have to cancel your appointment it is helpful to give as much notice as possible. Where less than 24 hours notice you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Skype and Email therapy available at £40 per session pre-paid (This does not include EMDR unless face to face therapy has already been established)