EMDR Therapy

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Here at the London Psychiatry Centre, we are able to provide expert Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a recommended first line treatment for trauma victims.

Trauma symptoms can result from undergoing an extremely painful or challenging life experience – for example exposure to war, or the breakdown of a marriage. Trauma appears broadly as intrusive symptoms (thoughts, recollections, perceptions) of the traumatic events, avoidance of reminders (places, people or feelings associated with the trauma) and arousal (difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances and irritability). If you have been experiencing the effects of trauma, there’s no need to suffer alone.

EMDR is a highly-regarded evidence-based treatment discovered accidently by Francine Shapiro in 1987, who found that following a line of trees in the park whilst walking reduced distress from upsetting memories. She then developed and perfected the EMDR technique, which has been widely endorsed as an effective trauma treatment in many countries, including the UK.

EMDR gives significant results after a few sessions, in contrast with CBT which is a more lengthy treatment for trauma. Both therapies can also be combined.

At the London Psychiatry Centre we offer the standard EMDR as well as EMDR via the latest technology of Neurotek TM equipment – which in our experience has yielded better results in more severe and treatment-resistant cases.

We conduct this treatment in 6 languages. The EMDR specialists are Dr Andy Zamar, Dr Hamodi Kayal, Tessa Fane and Sacha Khan.

At the London Psychiatry Centre we have provided EMDR for survivors of London’s 7/7 attack, the US 9/11 bombings, as well as Al Qaeda terrorist attacks in Jordan and Dahab in the Middle East. We have also treated survivors of the Thailand Tsunami, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the South African Bush Wars.

Furthermore, we have significant experience in successfully treating victims of ‘non-life-threatening’ situations like extra marital affairs, work-place bullying, burglaries, armed robberies, road traffic accidents, surgical complications, and physical or sexual abuse using EMDR.

At the London Psychiatry Centre, you’re in safe hands. Whatever your traumatic experience has been, we have the skills and expertise to help you move beyond it.

Read first hand evidence on the effectiveness of the EMDR treatment on our Testimonials page.