EMDR Therapist in Hertford

EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, and works to reduce or eliminate the effects of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for PTSD. My EMDR therapy in Hertford can provide helpful relief from symptoms of trauma and PTSD.

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What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy was originally to help those with trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD to process painful memories present as a result of experiencing or witnessing distressing events, such as physical or sexual abuse, serious accidents, a difficult childbirth, or military combat. However, EMDR has now been shown to be an effective treatment for several other mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and adverse childhood events.

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

EMDR helps people to process distressing traumatic events and the associated images, emotions, and beliefs which are stuck or blocked in the emotional part of the brain. By using bilateral stimulation such as eye movements, tapping or audio stimulation, EMDR helps the brain process and overcome the traumatic event by moving the stuck information to the more adaptive area of the brain that deals with logic and sense making. Once the stuck memories have been processed, it can lead to a reduction in symptoms of trauma and PTSD.

EMDR Therapist in Hertford

Clinical psychologist Dr Maria Tucknott provides EMDR therapy in Hertford for individuals struggling with trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD. Following successful completion of online or face-to-face EMDR therapy, trauma symptoms can significantly decrease in intensity or disappear completely, which leaves individuals able to get their life back on track. To enquire about EMDR therapy, or to learn more about my talking therapies for trauma, contact me today about your free initial consultation.