Most people who have heard of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy know it mostly as a treatment for PTSD and other trauma realted conditions. Yet, EMDR is so much more and has become a reliable tool for treating phobias, addiction, and anxiety disorders. Many of our regular clients like to use EMDR alongside their therapy to help them process stressful events or upsetting memories.
Christine is an EMDR Europe accredited EMDR practitioner who will work with you on achieving your goals in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Christine understands that each patient comes with their own unique history and set of challenges, and she tailors her approach to meet your specific needs. Whether you are dealing with the effects of a single traumatic event or struggling with the cumulative stress of life's many challenges, Christine is equipped with the expertise to guide you through the EMDR process.
For new patients considering EMDR therapy, it's important to understand how it works. EMDR therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological distress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During EMDR therapy sessions, you'll focus on traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while your therapist directs your eye movements.
The goal of EMDR is to process these experiences in a way that reduces their lingering effects and allows you to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. This is not about forgetting your past, but rather changing your relationship with it. EMDR can help reduce the hold that traumatic memories have on your life, potentially bringing a sense of empowerment and emotional freedom.
Clients who suffer from anxiety disorders may find that EMDR helps to diminish the overwhelming feelings associated with their anxiety, making day-to-day life more manageable. Those facing phobias can confront and reprocess the source of their fear in a safe setting, which can lead to significant improvements in their ability to function without crippling fear.
For individuals grappling with addiction, EMDR therapy can be a powerful complement to traditional addiction treatment programs. It can help to uncover and address the underlying emotional pain that may contribute to substance use and addictive behaviors, facilitating a more profound and lasting recovery.
Before beginning treatment, your therapist will conduct a thorough assessment to ensure that EMDR is the right approach for you and to answer any questions you have about the therapy, discuss its potential benefits and risks, and outline what you can expect during a session. This transparent and collaborative approach aims to make you feel informed and comfortable with your treatment plan.
If you are interested in exploring how EMDR therapy can be a part of your healing journey, we encourage you to reach out. Together, you can work towards healing, transformation, and the enhancement of your personal resilience.
Get in touch with us today to find out how EMDR can benefit you!