EMDR Therapy Service
EMDR is an acronym for 'Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing'
The predominant aim is to release the individual from challenging thoughts from the past and to subsequently enable adaptive responses to be possible in the present so that the disturbing memory is no longer emotionally distressing. The person will remember the event rather than re-experience it.
EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that is recommended by NICE for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma. This therapy has also proven useful for other conditions including:
- Negative experiences in relationships
- Phobias / fear
- Intrusive thoughts
- Pain management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- Performance anxieties including sexual dysfunction
- Trauma including giving birth
The therapy is delivered by one of our specially trained psychologists or counsellors, proficient in its use and experienced in managing more complex conditions.
- Adults, Children
- £90 per session
To speak to one of the team about booking an appointment call us on 01908 766526 or email us at email@example.com
How it works
Disturbing thoughts or memories are changed (reprocessed) with spontaneous eye movements to less disturbing cognitions leading to adaptive resolution, that is, the negative emotions attached to the thought are reduced.
EMDR consists of eight phases of treatment
Phase 1 - Client History
Phase 2 - Preparation for EMDR including creating a calm place
Phase 3 - Assessment including accessing the target, and establishing the disturbance level, exploring relevant emotions and the associated negative image as well as developing negative and positive cognitions relating to the target.
Phase 4 - Desensitisation, that is reprocessing the targeted memory and all related associations to enable an adaptive resolution to be achieved
Phase 5 - Installation, that is, holding the positive cognition whilst thinking about the target image
Phase 6 - Body Scan
Phase 7 - Closure for a complete or incomplete session
Phase 8 - Re-evaluation
This therapy is not recommended during the first or third trimesters of pregnancy, nor with individuals with epilepsy.