Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories. In EMDR you are asked to pay attention from one side to another while thinking about your memory. This side-to-side motion is called bilateral stimulation and enhances memory processing.
EMDR is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and can also be used to treat other conditions, particularly if they involve distressing memories.
It is recommended that EMDR sessions are 90 minutes long.

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Perinatal CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that focuses on helping you to identify any unhelpful thoughts (cognitions) or behaviours that maintain your difficulty in the here and now.  Not only does CBT help you to make sense of your difficulties, it also gives you skills and techniques to make changes towards improving your wellbeing.  The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.  I offer 60 minute long treatment sessions for a wide range of difficulties, including: 

Perinatal Anxiety          Perinatal Depression           Perinatal OCD        Birth Trauma

Emetophobia (vomit phobia)          Injection / Needle Phobia          Low Self Esteem

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder        Generalised Anxiety Disorder       Tokophobia                                                                                                               (fear of childbirth)