Marva Sherman Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy for Trauma using EMDR

I provide psychotherapy for clients who have experienced and may be affected by trauma. This may be a car accident or childhood sexual abuse,domestic violence. As a result you may be experiencing flashbacks depression, nightmares or anxiety which affects your relationships and your quality of life. As part of my work with you I use Eye movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) . This is a powerful evidenced based structured therapy which supports clients in moving past their trauma which has been stored in a part of the brain and has not been processed. This causes the traumatic memories to be re-experienced as though they have just happened rather than experiencing them as old memories.
Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a technique used primarily for treating traumas and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is based on the idea of having the client access the traumatic memory while inducing bilateral brain stimulation either by:

Stimulation through eye movements (patient is asked to follow therapist’s moving fingers; or the moving lights on a light box)
Stimulation through sounds (using variable clicks)
Stimulation through variable light taps on the palms
Recalling the distressing event while being asked to follow different finger movements (or following moving lights on a light-box); variable clicks, sounds or taps on the palms.
Throughout the process the client is asked to rate the level of distress exprienced on a scale of 1-10 while the therapist interweaves different kinds of stimulation to jolt the stuck memory and get it to process and move on.


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