EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  It is typically used to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD but has applications to other areas. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma (from www.emdr.com).

EMDR is a complex and powerful therapy. Therapists always have a background in mental health before undertaking training in EMDR. You are strongly recommended to only consult legitimate clinicians who have undergone a bona-fide EMDR training. All psychologists offering EMDR at The Psychology Place have undertaken requisite training and have regular supervision from an EMDR Consultant to keep their clinical skills up to date.

Dr Wilson is an accredited EMDR Practitioner and is very experienced in this therapy having been using the technique since 2009 with a variety of issues. It is very important that a skilled professional embeds the use of a therapy such as an EMDR within a good understanding of the problem development and support is given to ensure the client has the resources to effectively undertake this therapy. EMDR has a strong evidence base and is used widely in the NHS as well as an increasing number of private practitioners. Ensure anyone you approach for this therapy has a professional mental health background and can work with you skilfully and safely. EMDR is used for a variety of problems but is particularly effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD may occur after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or road traffic accidents. EMDR can also be used for birth trauma, traumatic bereavement and other issues including phobias, performance anxiety, chronic pain and addictions.

EMDR is suitable for use with both adults and children, with younger children having more adapted sessions and use of creative methods as appropriate.

For more information visit   http://emdrassociation.org.uk/what-is-emdr/background-and-basics/