EMDR is a powerful treatment method that was developed by a clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro. She discovered that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts and feelings under certain conditions. The brain can become overwhelmed by emotions in traumatic situations and unable to process information as it usually does. Traumatic events can be stored in the brain and relived repeatedly. EMDR helps to restore normal processing of problems by appearing to mimic what happens in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep.
EMDR therapists help clients reprocess their traumatic memories by using a process that involves repeated left-right stimulation of the brain. Research has shown that EMDR can markedly accelerate the healing process after a traumatic experience and that the effects are long lasting. EMDR can help in treatment of psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents.
Recent research also suggests benefits of using EMDR in treating a number of conditions including anxiety disorders, depression and chronic pain.
Registered Counselling Psychologist – Penny Hayler:
Please contact me for further information I am a Chartered (BPS) and Registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist providing psychological therapy on an individual basis. I have over 15 years experience working with a wide spectrum of difficulties including anxiety, bereavement, chronic pain, depression, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder and relationship dificulties. My therapeutic approach aims to be collaborative and I use predominantly EMDR and cognitive behavioural approaches. I am also on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors and offer clinical supervision to colleagues.
Dr Zoe Webb – Clinical Psychologist offering EMDR
Dr Zoe Webb, BSc, PhD, DClinPsy, is a qualified clinical psychologist with over eight years experience of working with young people either living in their birth families, adopted families or in local authority care. She is trained to offer EMDR (level 1 & child-specific) alongside other therapies as needed, including CBT, Theraplay, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). She uses EMDR with adults or young people to support them in building internal resources to cope better with emotional distress and trauma symptoms such as flashbacks and nightmares, and to process memories that may be associated with experiences of trauma ranging from accidents through to abuse.
Zoe is committed to high standards of professional conduct and confidentiality and will work towards achieving the best outcomes for young people and their families. She follows ascribed codes of conduct according to her profession and qualifications and is in receipt of an enhanced DBS. She is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has professional liability insurance.
Tel: 07455 166964