I have witnessed how, when EMDR is integrated throughout therapy, major changes happen.
EMDR is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way of processing and recovering from past experiences and traumatic events that are affecting you now.
Talking therapy, combined with movement of the eyes, integrate the body and mind’s natural healing processes in order to process traumatic memories that feel stuck.
Trauma is any event or period in your life which consists of too much too soon, too little for too long or too much too quickly. These events can be big or small in terms of how you think they have affected you. I believe, however, that the more we gently process these memories the more our body and mind can feel at peace with ourselves and who we believe ourselves to be.
There is a right time and place to use EMDR. I carefully assess with every client how helpful EMDR might be and integrate it wherever necessary.
EMDR can help decrease the intensity of a traumatic memory, reduce the affect it has on your life and help you view the memory from a different perspective.
It has been proven to relieve symptoms of:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
And process some of the memories of:
What happens in EMDR?
Sessions run the same way as online sessions, except they are an hour long and are more structured than other types of therapy.
An assessment of your needs and your readiness for EMDR.
Explanations of how your trauma may be affecting you.
Accessing the traumatic memories and stimulating either side of your brain in an alternating left-right fashion with various movements such as:
- Making eye movements side to side.
- Listening to sounds that move from one ear to the other.
- Tapping either side of your body.
- Recreating the eye movements found in REM sleep – like when you dream.
Unlike other trauma therapies, EMDR does not need you to go back to the trauma itself. Although we bring the memory to mind we stay very much in the safety of the present moment and the therapeutic relationship.
Individual hourly sessions: £100 for 60 minutes
I am registered with the following insurance providers: Vitality, AXA, Aviva, WPA & Cigna Healthcare. Please contact them in the first instance and ask for their procedure to work with me.
Hourly session through insurance provider: £120 due to necessary paperwork.