Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialist form of therapy that helps process blocked-trauma. EMDR as a psychotherapeutic intervention has evolved in recent years and is now available in two formats. Firstly as a brief intervention for a single-event trauma such as a road traffic accident, an assault, or industrial accident. Or, secondly, as Attachment Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR), where we look at whole relationships which may have been traumatic, and how these affect you now. The decision on which approach will best suits you is established during at least one assessment session.
In general EMDR involves taking a detailed personal history looking for early trauma and how this may relate to a recent events that are causing you problems. Then, using a mixture of talking and bi-lateral stimulation (eye moments, or alternating sounds), we aim to process any unresolved trauma and restore your natural sense of resilience. Sessions are 90 minutes, delivered weekly.