EMDR is a therapy recognised by the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of PTSD (non-combative) in adults. The World Health Organisation (WHO) also recognises EMDR as a treatment for children.
As your therapist, I guide your eye movements to aid the rapid processing of traumatic or upsetting past events that have been causing your distressing symptoms.
As well as supporting people who have experienced traumatic events or ongoing traumatic situations, EMDR is also used to help people with a range of other distressing experiences or issues. These can include:
- Chronic Pain and Psychosomatic Pain
- Panic Disorder
- Performance Anxiety
- Relationship Breakdown and Jealousy
- Stopping Smoking
- Weight Management
There are several theories as to how EMDR works, however the clinical evidence clearly shows that this therapy helps clients to process painful experiences, emotions, beliefs and meanings that had been locked into the nervous system at the time of the event or experience.
Another aspect of EMDR is to strengthen your ability to connect to positive feelings, beliefs and coping skills that are appropriate to your needs and will be of ongoing benefit and support to you.
I take an integrative approach to therapy, so use EMDR as part of a bespoke treatment plan tailored to you needs.