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Psychotherapy (inc EMDR)
What is Psychotherapy (inc EMDR)
Psychotherapy has had a long history going back thousands of years. It works by resolving issues through counselling and reassurance.
EMDR (or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapeutic procedure originated and developed by Dr Francine Shapiro in the United States in 1987.
Modern psychotherapy as practised today, goes back to Sigmund Freud in the late 19th century, when he used 'psychoanalysis' to help patients suffering with hysteria and other mental disorders.
Freud used the analysis of dreams and transference to treat his patients. The patients then expressed repressed conflict to learn to overcome their emotional problems. During the 20th century, scientists and physicians expanded the understanding of the theories.
How does Psychotherapy (inc EMDR) work?
By discussing the issues that the client has the Psychotherapist can use their skills to resolve the issues, in a non-judgemental way, through specific techniques designed to reassure and to counsel.
What does Psychotherapy (inc EMDR) treatment involve?
The sessions are normally an hour long.
After taking medical notes, the Psychotherapist will use communication techniques to facilitate healing. Follow up sessions are also normally about an hour. The number of sessions required depends on the situation.
What can Psychotherapy (inc EMDR) help?
A wide range of emotional and physical disorders including: fears, phobias, self-esteem issues, sleep disorders, hormone problems, eating disorders, addictions and substance abuse, relationship problems and bereavement.