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EMDR: Highly effective and efficient trauma processing

What is EMDR?

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is a well established and scientifically proven treatment for PTSD, phobias and other trauma based mental health issues and disorders. It is a recommended treatment by the World Health Organization, and is recognized by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). 

EMDR is an 8 phase structured therapy. It allows the client to bring up distressing memories while the therapist helps them focus on eye movements (bilateral stimulation) that allow the trauma to process. It reduces the vividness of emotion for traumatic experiences and allows the individual to live a life not controlled by their past.

What does EMDR stand for?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

What happens during an EMDR session?

During an EMDR session, the therapist will ask the client to focus on a specific traumatic memory or image. The therapist will then use a variety of bilateral stimulation techniques, such as eye movements, tapping, or tones, to help the client process the memory. The bilateral movement helps the client's brain connect back to it s natural processing ability which may have been difficult to connect to as the trauma sometimes stays frozen in time at a different part of our brain and is unable to process.  

As the client focuses on the memory and experiences the bilateral stimulation, they may begin to have thoughts, feelings, and sensations related to the memory. The therapist will help the client to stay present with these experiences and to allow them to unfold without judgment.

Over the course of several EMDR sessions, the client will typically begin to experience a decrease in the intensity of the emotional and physical distress associated with the traumatic memory. They may also begin to develop new insights and perspectives about the memory.

Client during bilateral stimulation

Why choose EMDR therapy?

Most common reasons to choose EMDR therapy:

  • EMDR is a safe and well-researched treatment. It has been studied extensively and has been shown to be effective in a variety of settings.

  • EMDR is a versatile treatment. It can be used to treat a wide range of mental health problems, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addiction.

  • EMDR is a highly effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, it is one of the most effective treatments for PTSD that is currently available.

  • EMDR is a relatively short-term treatment. Most people see significant improvement in their symptoms after just a few sessions.

If you are struggling with a mental health problem that is related to a traumatic event, EMDR therapy may be a good option for you. 


Benefits of EMDR therapy:

  • EMDR can help you reduce the intensity of your emotional reactions to the traumatic event.

  • EMDR can help you change your negative beliefs about yourself and the world.

  • EMDR can help you improve your sleep and concentration.

  • EMDR can help you reduce you avoiding triggers that remind you of the traumatic event.

  • EMDR can help you improve your relationship with yourself and others.

If you are considering EMDR therapy, please contact me for an introductory meeting so i can answer any questions you might have. 

Who is EMDR for?

EMDR therapy is a form of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Substance abuse disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Physical pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Grief and loss


Contact Me

I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR, Craniosacral Therapy in Belgravia, Kings Cross or Camden. All locations are close to Underground stations. I also offer sessions online. 

An initial short discovery call is recommended before the first session. 

Please contact me below for more information or to book an appointment. 

Take the first step toward healing.


The Light Centre Belgravia
9 Eccleston Street

London SW1W 9LX


Mabledon Place

London, WC1H 9BB


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