EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is a psychological therapy that was first discovered and developed in the 1980s by US psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro as a novel and breakthrough treatment for the often devastating effects of psychological trauma.
Since then, EMDR has become an established and respected therapy in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) endorsed by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Therapists who practice EMDR need to have a background in mental health before undertaking the training. You are strongly recommended to only consult legitimate clinicians who have undergone a bona-fide EMDR training. The EMDR Europe and EMDR UK and Ireland accredited training organisations can be found under ‘Trainers’ on this website.
Fast and effective treatment for trauma
Suitable in early intervention treatment
Although it is most well-regarded as an effective treatment for PTSD, EMDR is also suitable for treating a range of psychological disorders.
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