EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing – is a trauma therapy, designed to help those with distressing or traumatic memories. As an evidence-based approach, EMDR therapy encourages the healing process after experiencing traumatic life events, with distressing memories remaining unprocessed or blocked. The purpose of EMDR therapy is therefore to help these memories to become properly processed, which can provide helpful relief from symptoms of trauma, complex trauma and PTSD.
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy works in a different way to traditional talking therapies such as CBT, requiring less conversation. Instead, our trauma therapists focus on stimulating different areas of the brain, utilising methods such as eye movement, audio stimulation and tapping sequences. Once the brain is stimulated in this way, previously blocked traumatic memories are able to be processed, encouraging the natural healing process and helping individuals to overcome their trauma.
What Problems Does EMDR Therapy Help?
EMDR therapy is designed to help those with trauma, complex trauma and PTSD to process their painful memories. Trauma can occur as a result of experiencing or witnessing highly distressing events, including abuse, serious accidents, military combat, and neglect. EMDR therapy for trauma can provide relief for those struggling with a range of trauma-induced symptoms such as distressing flashbacks, nightmares, anger issues and mood problems.
EMDR Trauma Therapist
Here at Aguilera Psychology, chartered psychologist Dr Kat Aguilera specialises in providing both in-person and online EMDR therapy for those suffering from trauma, complex trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD. Taking into account the needs of each individual, each of our therapies is tailored to a personalised plan, helping you to overcome your traumatic memories and improve your future outlook.
To enquire about our EMDR therapy, or to learn more about our range of other therapies including trauma focused CBT and CBT-p, contact us today for an initial consultation.