EMDR Therapy Sessions in the UK
Book an online or face-to-face EMDR session with a qualified EMDR therapist in the UK.
EMDR therapy (or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is a type of psychotherapy. Your EMDR therapist will help you to access traumatic memories or life events. As a result of these small exposures, it can help you to reprocess memories so they no longer cause you distress. In turn, your psychological response to certain triggers can be reduced with EMDR therapy.
So, if you would like to try EMDR therapy for trauma, PTSD or anxiety, speak to our EMDR therapists today.
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is an effective method of psychotherapy that helps people recover from trauma and other distress.
Unlike other types of psychotherapy, you won’t do lots of talking in detail about your trauma in an EMDR session. Instead, EMDR therapy focusses on changing the thoughts, emotions and reaction you have to that trauma or distress. As a result, you can forge new associations with previously traumatic memories.
To find out more, book a free 15 minute chat to see if an EMDR therapy session is right for you.
Who can benefit from EMDR treatment?
EMDR treatment helps both children and adults to overcome the effects of trauma or distress. As a result it is used to treat patients facing a wide range of challenges. This includes PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and Phobias.
EMDR for Trauma
An EMDR therapy session can help you to access and reprocess traumatic memories. You may find talking about your trauma difficult, so EMDR is a good alternative to traditional Psychotherapy sessions.
Your brain already has the tools to recover from traumatic events. But you may find that images or memories of such events cause you to freeze or panic. An EMDR therapist can help you to reprocess those memories and create new associations. As a result, you will still remember the trauma, but your negative response will be resolved.
EMDR for PTSD
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) has been found to reduce the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in many patients. So, book a free 15 minute chat to see if it’s right for you.
EMDR for Anxiety
EMDR sessions for anxiety are increasingly common as patients now understand the benefits of this treatment. By learning more about how EMDR works and the theories behind its efficacy, you can decide whether EMDR is right for you. While EMDR treatment can be effective for some, those struggling with severe anxiety may want to combine EMDR within a broader spectrum of care.
Book a free 15 minute chat to see if an EMDR session it’s right for you.
EMDR for OCD
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been successfully treated with EMDR therapy. However, it is a commonly misunderstood condition. People with OCD often have a history of trauma, so a combination of treatments can sometimes be useful to overcome the root causes.
Book a free 15 minute chat to see if EMDR sessions could help you.
EMDR for children
EMDR therapy is recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for children following trauma. However, it’s not necessarily right for everyone. If you would like to understand more about EMDR sessions for children, book a free 15 minute chat today.
EMDR for phobias
EMDR is an effective treatment for trauma and therefore phobias too. Most phobias are caused by some sort of trauma in the past. As a result, people can develop irrational fears that stay with them for life. EMDR therapy has been shown to be effective when used as a treatment for phobias. To find out if it’s right for you, book a free 15 minute chat.
What to expect during an EMDR therapy session
The principle of EMDR therapy is to process traumatic experiences that are causing problems and to insert new experiences to resolve them.
The client will be asked to focus on a specific event. Focussing their attention on a negative image, belief, emotion, and body feeling related to this event, and then to a positive alternative that would resolve the issue.
While the client focuses on the trauma, they are guided to begin side-to-side eye movements, sounds, or taps. Before being asked to notice what comes to mind after each set.
The client has full control to stop the therapy at any point. This process is repeated until the trauma becomes less traumatic.
Considering an EMDR therapy session? Book a free 15 minute chat to se if it’s right for you.
Frequently asked questions
- Is EMDR for trauma an effective treatment?
While EMDR is a less conventional treatment for trauma than some other options, there is empirical evidence that shows EMDR as an effective treatment for trauma. We offer a wide range of therapies, so speak to us today to see if it’s right for you.
- What does an EMDR session cost?
Our EMDR sessions are charged at an hourly rate of £150. This rate is the same for sessions with an online therapist. For more senior or specialist therapists, the cost may be higher.
- Do you offer online EMDR therapy?
Yes. You can book a session with an online EMDR therapist with Pinnacle. Sessions will be carried out over Skype, Zoom, Teams or similar apps. Or you can have a session over the phone if you prefer. So you can receive EMDR therapy wherever, and however it suits you.
- Do you offer other types of therapy?
Yes. We offer a range of therapy services including: Psychotherapy sessions, counselling services, CBT therapy, therapy for depression, bereavement counselling and anxiety therapy.