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EMDR psychotherapy

Resolve distressing memories with EMDR

Release stressful memories and move them to a part of the brain that can recognise these events as being in the past. If you need help with anxiety and other issues, choose Inner Voice Counselling & Hypnotherapy.

What can EMDR help with?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extremely well regarded and effective treatment for many different types of issues, including trauma, anxiety and depression. It is recommended and endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

How does EMDR work?

The main aim of EMDR is to ‘unstick’ distressing memories, and move them to a part of the brain that can recognise these events as being in the past, therefore, helping the person to think about the event without experiencing the same intense level of emotion. These memories are not forgotten, but the person is able to recognise them as being old memories that do not evoke the same level of distress.

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What does EMDR involve?

When we meet, I will want to know about your life, what issues have brought you to see me, and what you are hoping to achieve from EMDR. I will also be very interested in how you have supported yourself through past difficulties, and what supportive people and activities you currently have in your life. I will also share supportive strategies with you and will ask you to practice these strategies between sessions.

After this full assessment and preparation stage clients will identify a particular event, they want work on. Clients are then asked to recall the traumatic event while they also remain aware of what is happening in the present moment, this is achieved by clients following the movement of their therapists’ hand. If clients have eye issues other methods of keeping their attention in the present are available.

During the session different aspects of the trauma are considered such as the images, the feelings, and beliefs the person may hold about themselves. However, one of the great advantages about EMDR is it is not necessary to talk in detail about the traumatic event, which for a lot of people is a relief.

Further information

Before starting this type of therapy, you may wish to use your search engine or YouTube to watch videos about EMDR as this will be very useful in helping you decide if this sort of therapy will be the right one for you.

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Contact Me

For professional counselling, EMDR, or hypnotherapy in Fleet, Hampshire, call Inner Voice Counselling, EMDR & Hypnotherapy on 01252 612069

102 Beaufort Rd, Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 6AY

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