Written by Kathy Richards, Clinical Hypnotherapist
In simple terms EMDR Therapy is a rapid, non-invasive therapy used at a conscious level, but the therapeutic advantages are that it reaches the subconscious almost instantly.
EMDR Therapy can be used for almost all the areas that hypnotherapy can treat, but its successes are mainly highlighted for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Every person’s perception of trauma is appropriate to their experience. EMDR Therapy for PTSD has been linked to the successful treatment of soldiers returning from war zones and its high success rate in assisting trauma. Clearly this also relates to any traumatic experience for anyone affected.
I use the EMDR Blast Technique which generally works more rapidly than even the original form of EMDR Therapy. The eye movement is exactly what it says, the client moves their eyes side to side, along with my guiding voice and in a sequence which gently processes the perceived problem/issue/experience and desensitises it. This is extremely helpful with problems presenting for example as panic attacks or consistent anxiety which has been triggered by the trauma concerned.
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
We have an initial telephone consultation to discuss how I may be able to assist you. The next stage is to complete an online questionnaire to clarify the areas we can work on together. Following this, we arrange your first appointment/session. During your first session, we discuss any requirements for ongoing therapy. Usually, around 3 sessions can be all you need, although we will always discuss whether this can be extended. The only specialism that requires one independent longer session is for smoking cessation, which is around 2 hours. My charges only commence at appointment/sessions stage.
Hypnotherapy and EMDR Therapy £65.00 per hour
Please feel free to contact Kathy if you would like to chat about how any of the above therapies may be able to help you with no obligation. You can call her on 07722 588124 or contact her by email through her Therapist page.