EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Psychotherapy

"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become" (Carl Jung)

"The goal of EMDR treatment is to rapidly metabolize the dysfunctional residue from the past and transform it into something useful" (Dr Francine Shapiro, who originated and developed EMDR)


Everyone experiences emotional pain and stress in their life in one form or another. Sometimes the memories or felt sense associated with these experiences are not fully processed by the brain & held in your nervous system. Your ability to live in the present can then be inhibited.

These experiences can strongly influence the way we think about ourselves, others & the world around us.

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy for healing painful or unprocessed experiences from the past, chronic stress, as well as recent 'shock' traumas. It can accelerate therapy by resolving the impact of past unresolved experiences & trauma allowing you to live more fully in the present.

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma & distress, much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

It can effectively treat the effects of experiences that manifest as symptoms of phobias, low self-worth, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

‘Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, EMDR therapy is effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy’

(EMDR Europe Association).



EMDR therapy can help with:

  • Post Traumatic Stress, other trauma and stress-related issues including medical traumas, accidents, disasters & assaults (EMDR is recommended by The World Health Organisation, NICE & ISTSS for the treatment of PTSD)
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Depression and persistent low mood
  • 'Stuck'/ traumatic or complicated grief and loss
  • Performance anxiety
  • Procrastination and perfectionism
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbance
  • Underlying low self-worth
  • Childhood abuse and/ or emotional neglect; attachment wounding
Breaking free from the past

Benefits to EMDR Therapy:

  • Feel more peaceful & resilient where once there was pain and 'stuckness'
  • Leave behind toxic self-criticism, perfectionism, shame, guilt & blame
  • Unlock unhealthy patterns & move forward with clarity and purpose
  • Learn how to 'ride out' strong emotions without feeling overwhelmed. Find 'grounding' strategies that work best for you
  • Make sense of what has happened to you in a more coherent way. Gain a wider perspective
  • Deal with feeling numb, nightmares & flashbacks (for some, flashbacks can be 'emotional' rather than visual)

Please Note: EMDR is not suitable for everyone (please see FAQs).

9 minute video explaining how EMDR works & how it can help:

Further information and FAQs

EMDR Client Feedback:


"Overcome stuck points"

 "“EMDR was really beneficial. I genuinely feel this has been a life-changing experience & helped me overcome several stuck points I have been challenged with for many years. I have really enjoyed working with you” 


"A vast difference to my anxiety levels"

“I would highly recommend Beverley after having 12 sessions with her, she has made a vast difference to my anxiety levels. She is incredibly personable, and it was really key that I felt safe and secure and felt I was in a trusted space. She did everything possible to make me feel comfortable and unjudged and gave me effective tools to manage my anxiety and get to know myself better. We used a combination of talking therapy and EMDR, with EMDR turning out to be the most impactful work I did with Beverley. I've really enjoyed my sessions and would highly recommend her” 


"Gained acceptance and closure"

"I was struggling with anxiety, excessive worrying and overthinking. It felt like my brain had too many tabs open and I couldn’t concentrate on what I was doing. In therapy I learnt what the root causes of my anxiety was, & this in itself was incredibly helpful as I gained acceptance and closure through EMDR. I feel more confident in myself, and prioritize myself and my own needs. Before, I was worrying about other people to the detriment of myself. I don’t do this anymore. I feel calmer, am able to rationalize my worries into real/hypothetical thoughts, and have a bank of techniques I can use on any bad days or during moments of anxiety".

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Book your free no-obligation 15-minute consultation call (video or telephone). We can discuss if EMDR might be a suitable option for you & answer any questions you have.

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Tel: 07834563830

Email: Beverley Carrington

Address: Hamilton House, 9 Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AE.