Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a deep-acting psychological treatment. It’s used to successfully overcome a range of emotional problems.
EMDR was originally used to treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s also highly successful for treating problems driven by negative life experiences. EMDR can help if you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anger problems, or complex PTSD.
EMDR is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. It’s a form of talking therapy but works differently to other traditional styles. Going beyond the use of conversation to achieve shifts, EMDR uses mental imagery and bilateral stimulation to access subconsciously-stored life experiences that sit at the core of psychological problems. Through accessing and reprocessing dysfunctional memories in an emotionally powerful way, EMDR helps us not only to objectively see things differently, but allows changes in mindset to be felt at the emotional and physical levels too.
Q. What are the potential benefits of EMDR therapy?
A. EMDR therapy helps to reduce the effects of traumatic events, reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, and helps to improve emotional well-being. A full range of psychological benefits including relationship improvements and better self-esteem can also be achieved.
Q. How long does EMDR therapy take?
A. A single session typically lasts for one hour. A course of EMDR therapy varies depending on the cause and severity of symptoms. At the outset some time is taken to work out how current distress links to disturbing old events and patterns. Some people may then see improvement after a few sessions of EMDR processing while others may need several months of treatment.
Q. Is EMDR therapy safe?
A. EMDR therapy is safe, and adverse effects are extremely rare. Therapists at Kove are extensively trained and have many years of experience. We ensure that treatment is appropriate and effective.
Q. Can EMDR therapy be used in combination with other treatments?
A. EMDR therapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as medication, to enhance effectiveness. A more comprehensive approach to care may be recommended where symptoms are particularly severe. We will guide you through your choices.
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EMDR therapy was developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Francine Shapiro
EMDR therapy is often used to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
EMDR therapy focuses on processing negative thoughts and emotions related to past experiences, while traditional talk therapy may focus on exploring present-day issues and emotions.
EMDR therapy can be used to treat children, but it requires a specially trained therapist who can adapt the treatment to the child's age and development level.
EMDR therapy can be done both online and face-to-face, and the effectiveness of the treatment is similar regardless of the delivery method. However, some people may prefer face-to-face therapy for the added sense of connection and safety, while others may find online therapy more convenient and accessible. at kove we offer both, the convenience of online session or from our London based therapy rooms.
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If a kove therapist believes EMDR therapy is suitable and you would like to proceed, it is at this stage a personalised plan will be discussed.
Clinic Director, CBT and EMDR Therapist
Jordan Vyas-Lee specializes in providing EMDR therapy for adults. He understands that clients often have questions about EMDR and other treatment options available. Jordan will take time to guide any new client through therapy with support and compassion.
As someone who values clear communication and efficient healthcare, Jordan strives to provide effective and timely care to clients.
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