Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing – EMDR

About Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing – EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing – EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment that is proven to be effective in the treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as well as many other psychological conditions and has been extensively researched.


Often disturbing events happen in our lives that stay with us and sometimes our brain cannot process information as it ordinarily does. One moment can become ‘frozen in time’ and remembering the trauma may feel as bad as going through it for the first time. This is because the images, sounds, smells and feelings still seem to be there – they haven’t changed.


Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way that they relate to other people.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing has a positive effect on how the brain processes information. Following an EMDR session, the person no longer relives the trauma. They still recall that an incident happened, but it no longer feels upsetting and traumatic. EMDR is beneficial for those who feel restricted by past events and traumas.


Making an appointment

Our psychologist Gemma Johnson provides EMDR and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to clients. For more information or to make an appointment, please call our office on 8295 4150.