EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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EMDR therapy was originally developed to treat post-traumatic stress disorders, including experiences of war. EMDR is used by Counsellors and Psychotherapists to help people with trauma that has occurred in personal lives or in professional lives.

 

EMDR was originally created as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, it has been found to have far reaching applications for many different types of disorders.

 

EMDR therapy can be a very powerful treatment for people who have experienced trauma or traumas such as:

  • violence
  • natural disasters
  • accidents
  • abuse
  • neglect in childhood
  • surgery
  • performance anxiety.

 

EMDR therapy can also help children to cope with trauma and crises.

The EMDR therapists stimulates both the left and right sides of the brain, using a range of techniques including hand movements, alternating lights or vibrating sensors, while the client recalls the event that is the cause of the trauma or traumas.

 

The effect of EMDR is similar to Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, during which the brain makes sense of the day’s events, reprocessing the memory and releasing negative emotions and associations.

Our approach

We will take a full history to gain an understanding of what the sources of your disturbance are. These may be obvious or, require more support to ascertain what is going on for you. It could be that a period of Counselling prior to this treatment may be useful. Whatever the situation, you can be assured of a safe, professional and supportive environment to progress your recovery.

 

If you would like to find out if we could help you, we invite you to contact us.



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What our clients have to say…

Russell W – New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...

Russell W - New Volunteer

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2017-03-02T14:28:32+00:00

Russell W - New Volunteer

Over the course of the sessions I have had with Simon I have gone from someone who probably would not have been able to carry on for much longer the way that I was, to someone that is now looking forward to working and moving on with my life...

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.

Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

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Ann B – Business Co-ordinator

I want to thank you for the valuable time you spent with me to achieve my career and life goals. I really appreciate the support and advice you gave me.
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