EMDR can be used to treat PTSD and can also help with a range of other mental health problems. EMDR is a powerful therapy that helps people to recover from problems triggered by traumatic events in their lives. EMDR stops difficult memories causing so much distress by helping the brain to reprocess memories properly. EMDR is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for PTSD and has been successfully used to treat:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Complicated grief
- Self esteem and performance anxiety
During an EMDR session, you will be asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated simply by asking you to watch the therapist’s finger moving from side to side across your visual field. You will then be asked to report what you are noticing during these sets of eye movements. With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Other memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many areas of your life.
Hannah is an experienced CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner who has worked in NHS mental health services since 2004. Hannah completed a PGDip in CBT in 2009 and went on to complete an MSc in advanced practice of CBT in 2016. Hannah has also completed EMDR training parts 1,2 and 3 and uses this approach as a stand-alone treatment or in addition to CBT. Hannah has an interest in the benefits of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness and will incorporate these approaches into her clinical work to enhance treatment where appropriate. Hannah is fully accredited with the BABCP and receives regular supervision.
Hannah is passionate about promoting emotional wellbeing and enjoys helping people to overcome difficulties that are having a negative impact on their day to day lives.
Please get in touch with Hannah if you have any questions about CBT, EMDR or any aspects of therapy. Email address: [email protected]
Assessment and treatment sessions with Hannah cost £70.
For further information about Hannah please visit her website: www.cheshirewellbeingcbt.co.uk