EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a therapy used to help people recover from distressing events and the problems caused by them.

EMDR is best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can also be used to help treat a variety of mental health problems like depression or anxiety, especially where a difficult life event has been involved. It stops difficult memories causing so much distress by helping the brain to reprocess them properly. It also helps to desensitise the person to the emotional impact of the memory so they can think about the event without experiencing such strong feelings. I am now qualified to offer EMDR therapy. This is an amazing therapy for treating trauma, but also helpful in treating many other problems. More information about this powerful therapy can be found at www.emdrassociation.org.uk

You can also see an introduction to EMDR Therapy by searching: emdria video online.

EMDR is endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

EMDR is a complex therapeutic process that should always be delivered by properly trained therapists.