Eye Movement Densensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) in Birmingham
Research suggests that EMDR can significantly shorten the duration of treatment while delivering results that extend far beyond what talk therapy alone can achieve. At Private Medical Clinic, our qualified and experienced EMDR therapists work with you in a safe and confidential environment, guiding you through the process of neutralizing negative emotions and empowering you to regain control over your life.
Psychology Assessments & Therapy
- Conducted by a multidisciplinary team of professionals with expertise in treating a wide range of psychological concerns.
- Comfortable and confidential environment where you can safely express yourself.
Mental Health Services
What is EMDR?
EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, is a highly effective psychotherapy that aims to help individuals process and recover from past experiences that have a profound impact on their mental health. Developed with the intention of addressing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), EMDR has gained recognition and approval from reputable institutions such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The core of EMDR therapy involves a unique approach that combines side-to-side eye movements with talk therapy in a structured format. This distinctive combination aids individuals in processing negative images, emotions, beliefs, and bodily sensations linked to traumatic memories that have become distressingly stuck within their psyche.
What can EMDR Help With?
While EMDR is renowned for its effectiveness in treating trauma and PTSD, its scope extends far beyond these conditions. At Private Medical Clinic, we firmly believe that many mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, addictions, behavioral issues, and relationship challenges, may be rooted in some form of underlying trauma.
EMDR therapy follows a structured approach, with therapists guiding individuals through various stages of the process. This includes assessing the individual’s current symptoms, evaluating their readiness for EMDR, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of how their past experiences have shaped their present.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy involves helping clients comprehend why they are experiencing their current symptoms and how trauma influences their mental state. The therapeutic process progresses to accessing traumatic memories and initiating bilateral stimulation. This stimulation alternates between the left and right sides of the brain, facilitating access to the subconscious mind and enabling the processing of stored traumatic memories. This stimulation can be achieved through various methods, such as side-to-side eye movements, auditory cues delivered through headphones, or tactile stimulation on either side of the body.
While some individuals may find relief after only a few sessions of EMDR therapy, those with more complex issues may require additional sessions.