EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitiztion Reprocessing (Trauma Therapy)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems.
Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
The EMDR technique uses a natural function of the body, rapid eye movement, or REM, as its basis. The human mind uses REM during sleep time to help it process daily emotional experiences. When trauma is extreme, this process breaks down and REM sleep doesn’t bring the usual relief from distress. This is where EMDR comes in. EMDR is the next step or, you might say, an advanced stage of the REM processing.
What does the Therapy involve?
During your first EMDR session the therapist will take a history of your problem and question you about the behaviours and fears that have led you to seek help.
You will not be asked to discuss the traumatic event or experience in detail as the emotions and feelings of the event are what is important. After the initial assessment, the EMDR therapist will teach you some techniques to handle any emotions or feelings you may experience during the session or afterwards. This is an important stage and builds trust between you and the therapist.
The therapist will then explain EMDR in detail and find out what you can expect from the therapy.
Conditions treated include:-
- childhood trauma
- low self-esteem
- overwhelming fears
- panic attacks
- performance and test anxiety
- physical abuse
- post traumatic stress
- sexual abuse
- victims of violent crimes
A typical EMDR session lasts 60 – 90 minutes but your initial session may take longer as your therapist discusses the therapy with you and carries out an assessment. It may take one or two sessions for your therapist to gain an understanding of your problem and from there the number of EMDR sessions you will need depends on the type of problem you have, your circumstances and your progress.
What are the Benefits?
Research studies show that EMDR therapy is very effective in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences. EMDR therapy can help clients replace their anxieties and fears with positive images, emotions and thoughts.
EMDR sessions tend to work quickly and can have positive, long-term effects upon a clients wellbeing, helping people to move from emotional distress to a peaceful resolution of the issues or events involved.
50 minutes £75.00 – £110.00
90 minutes £110.00 – £165.00
Booking and Cancellation
Full payment for your first therapy session will be taken in advance, at the time of booking.
As our appointments are in high demand, we require at least 48 hours notice to cancel your appointment.
Where 48 hours or more notice has been given, your session fee will be refunded less a cancellation fee of £15.00.
Where less than 48 hours notice is given, the session will be charged in full and there will be no refund
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