What is EMDR?

EMDR  (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy is a comprehensive approach that focuses on the physiological storage of memory and how it informs experience. It is an integrative treatment approach that consists of eight phases that is compatible with all major orientations to psychotherapy.

EMDR works on the premise of bilateral stimulation (eye movement, tactile taps, and auditory tones). This technique recreates a similar experience to REM (Rapid Eye Movement). REM state is recognised for processing experiences, learning new skills, and reducing emotional disturbances (Shapiro, 2004). By recreating a similar state, the client is able to reprocess the experiences which are causing them distress and gain new insight and understanding.

EMDR was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, Ph.D (1987).

Can EMDR help me?

EMDR can help with the following conditions.

  • PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Panic Disorders
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Our Mission

We aim to facilitate clients to explore their emotions in a safe and therapeutic environment through a process of interactive treatment.

Our goal is to incorporate needed skills, behaviours and adaptive beliefs about self and other, optimising clients’ capacity to respond spontaneously and authentically. To achieve the most effective and efficient treatment while maintaining client stability and safety. We aspire to bring contentment, satisfaction and well-being into the client’s life.

Referral Process for EMDR

Referrals will be accepted by the following : Self referrals, GP’s, Mental Health and Allied Health Professionals.

It is the aim of this clinic to offer assessments in a timely fashion (preferably in 48 hours post receiving a written referral).