EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy) was developed to treat people who have suffered some kind of trauma. This may have been a single incident, such as a car accident, or repeated experiences from childhood such as bullying or sexual abuse.
EMDR therapy is now used to relieve many disturbances such as phobias, panic attacks, obsessive thinking and addictions. It is recognised as a fast approach to bringing about lasting change. The focus of EMDR is not on analysing symptoms, nor on learning to manage them, but on removing a person’s vulnerability to whatever triggers the symptoms.
Depending on what brings you to therapy, I can work with you using EMDR alone, or we can decide to integrate EMDR with a more traditional ‘talking and exploring’ therapy.
Watch the following short animated video to learn more about EMDR and the working memory: