Integrative Counsellors are trained in a number of different modalities. They acknowledge and understand that each person is completely unique, and thus requires their own individualised style of therapy. Therefore, the counselling provided is tailored to meet your individual needs and personal circumstances.
As a Relational Integrative counsellor, I understand the importance of working well together. Building trust and knowing that our time together is confidential, helps to support and guide you through these potentially difficult periods of your life
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Intro To EMDR Therapy
22 Sept 2016 |
By EMDR International Association
EMDR Therapy is a structured psychotherapy which concentrates on helping individuals recover from past distressing experiences, memories and the problems they have caused like depression or anxiety, upsetting images, thoughts or flashbacks.
EMDR is not simply a therapeutic technique; EMDR is an evidence-based integrative psychotherapy, recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for its affective use in the treatment of symptoms of mental health disorders and in particular PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
WHO, in their published glossary guidelines give this explanation for EMDR: “The treatment involves standardized procedures that include focusing simultaneously on (a) spontaneous associations of traumatic images, thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations and (b) bilateral stimulation that is most commonly in the form of repeated eye movements. Like CBT with a trauma focus, EMDR aims to reduce subjective distress and strengthen adaptive beliefs related to the traumatic event. Unlike CBT with a trauma focus, EMDR does not involve: (a) detailed descriptions of the event, (b) direct challenging of beliefs, (c) extended exposure, or (d) homework. (p.1)”
(World Health Organisation, 2013)
EMDR may best be described as an interactive, interactional, intrapsychic, cognitive, behavioural and, body oriented therapy.