EMDR, or Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro starting in 1988 in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images.
As the client remembers a disturbing event, the practitioner moves his hands in front of their eyes. The image which is held in a part of the brain becomes less disturbing.
EMDR is the most useful model for clients who have been traumatised or abused. It does not remove the memory, but the client feels less traumatised after this form of therapy.
Paul Carter is and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing practitioner as well as a counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
You can find out more about this method of Therapy by visiting this NHS page: www.nhs.uk/conditions/ptsd/treatment/
If you would like to contact Paul click here or call 07843813537.
Because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, my face to face counselling services are closed until further notice.
However, I am able to offer counselling sessions via telephone or online video calling. There are many advantages to this, such as keeping yourself and others safe, but you may find it's more convenient to have your sessions from the comfort of your own home as well as saving time and money.
My services are no longer restricted to a location and you are welcome to contact me if you need support regardless of where you live. Call now on 07843 813 537 to book your first session or if you would just like a friendly chat about your issues and how I can help.
- Paul Carter