EMDR Therapy

What Is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Therapy is a psychological treatment that has shown to be beneficial in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences such as road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, assault, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster and war related experiences. 

It is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK) for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and recent research also suggests benefits of using EMDR in treating:

  • Anxiety disorders,
  • Complicated grief
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Disturbing memories

Eight Phase Treatment Approach

EMDR therapy is an eight phase treatment approach which includes completing a detailed assessment, processing of the difficult memories and facing current or future situations. 

During the memory processing aspects the EMDR therapist helps the client recall a disturbing event for a short while (e.g. 30 seconds) whilst simultaneously initiating bilateral stimulation that can consist of eye movements, tapping or sounds. 

This enables the reprocessing of traumatic memories, with successful treatment leading to memories becoming less intense and distressing and client’s psychological wellbeing significantly improving.

Qualified and experienced EMDR Therapists

At Feel Well Therapy our EMDR Therapists will have completed training to level 3 or above in EMDR with a training provider verified by the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland and have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience. emdrassociation.org.uk.

They will have a background in another therapy such as CBT, Psychology, Counselling in addition to their EMDR qualification. 

They will be a member of a regulatory body associated with their profession and be a member of the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland and working towards or be accredited with them as an EMDR therapist or consultant.

Meet The Team

Michelle Webster

Clinical Lead/Director

An experienced CBT and EMDR Therapists working with stress and mental health conditions. I have a special interest in trauma and also working with women experiencing peri/ menopause. Clinical lead and Director of Feel Well Therapy.

Bianca Finger-Berry

EMDR Therapist

My approach is caring, calm, socratic and non judgemental, thereby helping you to find the solution that works for you as an individual in your unique situation.

Join Our Team

Are you an accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Cognitive Analytical Therapist, Clinical Psychologist ,EMDR Therapist, or Counsellor and interested to join our network of affiliate therapists?

If so please get in touch with our Clinical Lead Michelle Webster via our contact page as we would love to talk to you.