Eye Movement Desensitisation And Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is an evidence based treatment for treating trauma, PTSD and a range of other mental health difficulties. It has been recommended in the NICE guidelines for PTSD but has also demonstrated effectiveness for other issues.

This therapy works on the basis that unprocessed and upsetting memories can be processed using eye movements. This leads to reduced distress associated with upsetting memories and reduced PTSD/trauma symptoms.

This therapy can work within a few sessions although can take longer depending on the nature of the trauma. Sessions will typically be 90 minutes long for adults but you can discuss this with your therapist.

For further information visit the EMDR Association website.