What is EMDR therapy?
EMDR is an acronym for 'Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing'. EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s. As a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute, she published the first research data to support the benefits of the therapy in 1989.
Since then a wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. Since its original development, EMDR is also increasingly used to help individuals with other issues and performance anxiety. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.
EMDR is a complex and powerful therapy. Therapists always have a background in mental health before undertaking training in EMDR. You are strongly recommended to only consult legitimate clinicians who have undergone a bona-fide EMDR training. The EMDR Europe and EMDR UK and Ireland accredited training organisations can be found under 'Trainers' on the EMDR UK & Ireland web site. Search find a therapist to check that your therapist is accredited.
EMDR Therapy Fees
- £80 per 1-hour therapy session
- Book a block of 6 sessions for £450
- £120 per 90 min therapy sessions
I work with adults only aged 18+
BUPA and Aviva clients accepted.
The Evidence for EMDR
EMDR research is featured in the New York Times - Dr Francine Shapiro responds to questions. There has been lots of research in EMDR for more information go to:-
EMDR Butterfly Hug
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation including eye movements, bilateral audio taps and bilateral tapping. The Butterfly hug is one form of bilateral stimulation that works extremely well when working via Zoom, Microsoft teams, etc.
Want to know more about EMDR
Looking For Self Help
- To help you cope with anxiety during the current pandemic: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
- My Facebook page- healthyminds4u for information and articles.
- For self help information google NHS mental health for a list of helpful Apps. Anxiety UK and Mind website can also offer some help and guidance.
- www.getselfhelp.co.uk for information leaflets and MP3 Downloads.
- Sleep aid by Justin Havens follow the link - http://tiny.cc/stopnightmares
4 Elements of Stress Reduction
As an EMDR consultant in training, I offer EMDR Supervision individually and in groups. If you would like to develop your skills and build your confidence in EMDR you have come to the right place.
I am passionate about EMDR and providing EMDR Clinical Supervision is an extremely rewarding part of my work. I enjoy supporting and guiding supervisees from newly trained EMDR therapist to therapists who may have been trained a long time, or who may have stopped using EMDR due to lack of confidence.
I believe that my supportive, effective and encouraging style of supervision will get you feeling much more confident, streamline your technical ability and improve client outcomes.
I have additional training and experience in attachment informed EMDR, intergenerational EMDR, working with dreams, the Flash technique, IFS and part work.
For more information and a chat please contact me.