Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma. Successful outcomes for other mental health difficulties including anxiety, specific phobias, and depression have also been well-documented.
EMDR is based on an Adaptive Information Processing model, suggesting that at times we problematically encode traumatic life experiences. Reprocessing these experiences and memories through therapy can lead to a decrease or elimination of distress. EMDR can target past experiences, current triggers, and future challenges.
While effectiveness has been shown in as little as 12 sessions, the length of treatment varies. Your therapist will discuss the length of treatment with you at the time of treatment planning.