Donna Morgan Counselling, Shere Lane, Guildford, England, GU5, United Kingdom

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Healing Trauma with EMDR

As an integrative therapist, I am committed to providing my clients with the most effective and evidence-based treatments to address their mental health concerns. One such approach that has garnered substantial recognition for its efficacy in treating trauma-related disorders is Eye Movement desensitisation and reprocessing.

EMDR is a powerful therapeutic technique that has gained widespread recognition for its ability to alleviate the symptoms of trauma and promote healing. By using EMDR, I aim to help clients process and integrate distressing memories in a safe and supportive environment.

What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured, integrative psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s. EMDR is specifically designed to help individuals process and heal from traumatic events or distressing experiences. The therapy is based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, which posits that the human brain is inherently geared toward healing, but that traumatic experiences can disrupt this natural process.


Private EMDR therapy aims to stimulate the brain’s inherent ability to process and integrate traumatic memories, ultimately reducing the impact of these experiences on the individual’s emotional well-being.

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Why Use Private EMDR Therapy:

I have chosen to incorporate EMDR treatment into my practice due to its well-established effectiveness in treating trauma-related disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other mental health issues like anxiety, depression and phobias. EMDR’s ability to address the root causes of psychological distress allows for profound and lasting change. Additionally, private EMDR therapy is a time-efficient approach, often yielding significant results within a relatively short period of time.

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What EMDR Does:

Through the use of EMDR, clients can expect the following outcomes:

Resolution of traumatic memories
EMDR facilitates the brain’s natural healing process, allowing clients to process and integrate distressing experiences.
Reduced symptoms
Clients often experience a significant reduction in symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and other trauma-related disorders.
Improved emotional well-being
By addressing the root causes of psychological distress, clients experience enhanced emotional stability and resilience.
Lasting change
EMDR promotes profound and lasting transformation, empowering clients to maintain their progress beyond the therapy sessions.

Benefits of EMDR:

Private EMDR therapy involves a standardised, eight-phase protocol that incorporates elements of various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, and experiential therapies.

During EMDR sessions, clients are guided to recall distressing memories while simultaneously engaging in bilateral stimulation, typically in the form of eye movements, tactile stimulation, or auditory tones.

This dual attention process is believed to facilitate the brain’s innate capacity to process and integrate traumatic memories, ultimately reducing their emotional impact.


EMDR can help clients:

Process unresolved traumatic experiences

By targeting the root causes of psychological distress, private EMDR therapy helps clients integrate and resolve traumatic memories.

Reduce symptoms of trauma-related disorders

EMDR has been shown to effectively decrease symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other trauma-related issues.

Enhance emotional regulation

As clients process and integrate traumatic experiences, they often experience improved emotional stability and resilience.

Develop healthier coping strategies

EMDR supports clients in identifying and implementing adaptive coping skills to better manage life’s challenges.

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As an integrative therapist, my dedication lies in offering the most effective and evidence-based treatments to support my clients’ mental health.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) has proven to be a powerful tool in addressing trauma-related disorders, fostering deep and enduring change.
By incorporating EMDR into my practice, I am confident in my ability to help my clients achieve lasting improvements in their mental health.

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Climate Pledge

I unite in the fight against climate change. My climate pledge is to conduct most of my sessions online to reduce my business carbon footprint and to support our beautiful planet. Rather than get in a car and travel, we can meet online and reduce our energy usage. Use the extra time to enjoy nature.