EMDR UK and Ireland states, “EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a unique, powerful therapy that helps people recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. It stops difficult memories causing so much distress by helping the brain to reprocess them properly.
EMDR is best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it can also help with a range of mental health conditions in people of all ages.”
EMDR is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the World Health Organisation (WHO), which also recognises it as an effective treatment for children.
EMDR Therapy is recommended by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for the treatment of children and adolescents with clinically relevant post-traumatic stress symptoms. The ISTSS also recommends EMDR Therapy in the treatment of adults with symptoms of PTSD both in the first three months after a traumatic event and also later.
EMDR Therapy sessions may be longer than the more usual 1 hour sessions. 90 minutes or 2 hours would not be unusual. Occasionally, longer sessions for more intensive work may be arranged.
This link (above) is to the EMDR UK and Ireland website, where you will find the most up to date and accurate information.
As Clare is currently undertaking a Masters Degree (MSc) in EMDR Therapy, it may be possible for some sessions (usually a maximum of 6 hours) of EMDR Therapy to be pro bono, if this work fits in with a current training requirement or research project.
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