Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a technique used primarily for treating traumas and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is based on the idea of having the patient access the traumatic memory while inducing bilateral brain stimulation either by:

  • Stimulation through eye movements (patient is asked to follow therapist’s moving fingers; or the moving lights on a light box)
  • Stimulation through sounds (using variable clicks)
  • Stimulation through variable light taps on the palms
  • Recalling the distressing event while being asked to follow different finger movements (or following moving lights on a light-box); variable clicks, sounds or taps on the palms.

Throughout the process the client is asked to rate the level of distress exprienced on a scale of 1-10 while the therapist interweaves different kinds of stimulation to jolt the stuck memory and get it to process and move on.

What can Counselling help with?

Counselling is a long established and clinically proven form of psychological help that can help to address a large range of issues, including the following:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family
  • Identity
  • Job worries / loss
  • Loss
  • Managing Change
  • Mental Health
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personal Development
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Terminal Illness

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Other therapies available at The Heath

The following are just a few alternative therapies available at The Heath:

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Private Practice for psychologists, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists and counsellors.