Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy helps us process the distressing events from our past to stop them interfering with our present.
EMDR works with the idea that traumatic experiences in our past can get stuck and not fully processed. These memories then come back unexpectedly, causing us to feel overwhelmed, have flashback and nightmare.
EMDR follows an eight phase protocol. This step by step process starts with history taking to understand you and your past experiences. Then moves on to preparation which incorporates grounding techniques to manage your symptoms. Then moves on to processing of past memories. The process ends with closure which includes relaxation exercises to allow you to finish the session feeling calm.
EMDR Therapy can help you recover from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and phobias.
We offer EMDR therapy online using Skype, Zoom and FaceTime. This is an effective way to have therapy no matter where you are in the UK.
Helen Maharaj has attended full training in EMDR therapy from experts at EMDR Works.
Try it for yourself
If you would like to try EMDR contact us and arrange a free initial telephone consultation.
Online therapy using video conferencing such as Skype, Zoom and FaceTime allows people across the whole UK to access Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy from CBT Reflections.
This can be particularly helpful if you do not live within travelling distance of your therapist.
There is growing research evidence on the effectiveness of providing EMDR using video conferencing, so the quality of your treatment will not be effected.
Video conferencing treatment sessions usually last 60-90 minutes, dependant on your stage in therapy.
Benefits of online EMDR therapy include:
Not needing to travel to a clinic
Being able to see a therapist experienced in treating your difficulties even if they do not live close to you
Physical disability or long term health problem interfering with travel to the clinic
Feeling more comfortable talking on video about sensitive difficulties
Convenience of times offered
The ability to continue having weekly sessions, even while travelling for business or pleasure
Having a follow up session after the end of a course of therapy
Saving money on travel and parking.
Completely safe from COVID-19
Additional benefits include:
Being able to see your therapist and them being able to see you, making communication easier
Available if you are travelling for work or leisure, so you can continue to keep the pace of therapy
The format of video conferencing sessions would mirror face to face sessions, so you would still get the high quality service but in a more convenient way.
We currently have evening availability for online (Skype, Zoom and FaceTime sessions) of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Treatment can be bespoke to suit your needs.
Online therapy is only available to people based in the UK.
Everyone is offered a free initial 15-20 minute telephone consultation to discuss whether EMDR would be beneficial for them and whether they would like to book a full assessment.