EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapist in London

At The Trauma Practice we offer EMDR counselling with our EMDR therapist at our practice in London.

We offer EMDR therapy as part of an integrated approach to the treatment of trauma, combined with the use of psychotherapy, cranio-sacral therapy and somatic stabilisation to help reduce symptomatology and assist people with building healthy coping mechanisms. EMDR therapy is not just limited to removing the systems of trauma, but also addresses the past, the present and future to enable each person to achieve improved emotional health.

Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist

An EMDR therapist helps people with difficulties in relation to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (known as PTSD), Phobias and Anxiety. EMDR therapy can help you to process a trauma and enables your mind and body to heal naturally. We use EMDR therapy as an adjunct to psychotherapy. This means that the EMDR therapy is carried out within the confines of a broader treatment approach and robust psychotherapeutic relationship.

What to expect from a session with an EMDR therapist?

EDMR therapy begins with a comprehensive assessment so that the EMDR therapist can decide the best way to assist you. Early sessions are likely to be characterised by working on psycho-education, stabilisation and safety work.

We then move onto EDMR therapy using standard EMDR techniques to help a client re-process their experience. During the EMDR counselling session the EMDR therapist will move his fingers back and forth in front of your face and ask you to follow them with your eyes. This has the effect of replicating Rapid Eye Movements (REM) which occurs normally during deep sleep. At the same time your EMDR therapist will ask you to recall a traumatic event. Gradually during the session, your EMDR therapist will guide your thoughts further away from the traumatic event and closer toward more pleasant thoughts. Your EMDR therapist may also use bilateral stimulation which can take the form of taps to the knees, holding buzzers in each hand and audiological stimulation. Your EMDR therapist aims to weaken the effect of negative emotions, and after an EMDR therapy session, you may experience a strong sense of relief and an uplift in your emotional state.

How long will I need counselling with an EMDR therapist?

Each person’s case is different as the nature and complexity of the traumatic experience varies from person to person. However, EMDR therapy treatment can be quickly effective with very positive results achieved after only a few counselling sessions. For client’s with deeper trauma, such as PTSD, there may be a requirement for more sessions or additional, complementary therapies.

Key benefits of treatment with an EMDR therapist

  • EMDR therapy reduces the negative affect when reminded of the traumatic incident.
  • EMDR therapy helps to reduce PTSD symptoms.
  • EMDR therapy will enable you to feel grounded and connected again.
  • EMDR therapy reduces negative cognitions in relation to the traumatic incident
  • EMDR therapy reduces negative emotions and feelings

Matthew Alderton EMDR Therapist, London

Hello, I’m Matthew Alderton BSc, MA, Dip, Dip Psych and EMDR therapist at The Trauma Practice in London. My Foundation and Diploma in Psychotherapy and EMDR training helps me to provide the right support and EMDR treatment for my clients.

I am an optimistic, practical, empathetic EMDR therapist who enjoys working through my client’s trauma and helping them to get better. I’m pleased to offer affordable EMDR therapy counselling sessions in London.


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The Trauma Practice, London
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
W2 6NE

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Our Location

Our London practice is conveniently located in Little Venice, West London and is easily accessible via Warwick Avenue tube station (on the Bakerloo line) or via Paddington Central main line station.