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What is Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy. It is the leading evidence based treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although EMDR refers to eye movement EMDR therapy EMDR therapy uses other forms of bilateral stimulation which can include auditory sounds or tapping. EMDR FAQ's.

EMDR therapy enables processing of traumatic memories to enable the mind and the body to heal in a natural way. We might all experience trauma symptoms post-traumatic experience however if they remain after four weeks they are deemed to be PTSD symptoms. The mind and body is unable to recover from the traumatic incident without a little extra help. EMDR is a non intrusive evidence based treatment for PTSD.

EMDR therapy is also used as a mainstream treatment for anxiety, phobias and PTSD.

What is EMDR Therapy Online?

Online EMDR therapy works in the same way as face to face EMDR therapy in terms of processing. It is not less effective than face to face EMDR therapy. It is just carried out online.

Who would benefit from EMDR Therapy Online?

Anybody who is suffering from PTSD symptoms would benefit from EMDR therapy online. You may have experienced a trauma recently or from months or years ago. Anybody can experience PTSD symptoms from a recent traumatic event or from one that occurred many years earlier.

You might be in a situation which makes it difficult to travel to see a therapist. Examples might include feeling too traumatised, suffering from a phobia like agoraphobia or anxiety when you travel. You might also be practicing social distancing or confined to your house due to Covid-19 lockdown measures.


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UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist Matthew Alderton

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What is EMDR Therapy?

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EMDR Therapist Matthew Alderton


I’m Matt Alderton. I’m friendly and down to earth. I believe in a holistic approach to counselling and therapy. I enjoy and get satisfaction from people progressing in their lives.

I am a Psychotherapist accredited by The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I trained for 7 years at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Paddington London to become a Counsellor and psychotherapist.

I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). This is the leading evidence based treatment for PTSD and Trauma.

What To Expect From EMDR Therapy Online

Telephone Consultation

EMDR therapy online starts with a telephone consultation. This is where we discuss the difficulties which you are having and what your options are regarding therapy.

Therapeutic Relationship

The first few sessions are a chance for us to build a relationship together. This enables me to get to know you and for us to get used to working with each other prior to carrying out any EMDR processing work. This phase of therapy might also involve some stabilisation, psycho-education and  grounding work. This may take place as part of therapy or in between therapy sessions.

EMDR preparation and Processing 

EMDR therapy follows a specific set of protocols which include developing resources to help with trauma processing. Once preparation for EMDr has been carried out we would process your traumatic memories. Processing trauma is carried out over a period of weeks following a set format.

Post Processing

After EMDR therapy processing we might go back and re-evaluate where you are in your therapeutic process. EMDR can help you in relation to your therapy as a whole. You may be in a better position to look at other areas of your life which might need attending to in the therapy or you might just want to look at next steps on a very practical level.

Session Format

The therapy takes place as part of a caring therapeutic relationship in a safe confidential one to one basis.

  • 50 minutes
  • Therapy takes place at the same time each week

EMDR Therapy Online Benefits

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         You will feel

  • Safe again in your mind and body
  • Calmer, grounded and connected
  • Reconnected with yourself and the world

          You will be able to

  • Think positively about yourself and the world
  • Find meaning in your life
  • Reflect back on a trauma without reacting to it
  • Be able to access your inner qualities of strength and resilience

          Trauma therapy also leads to

  • PTSD symptoms cessation
  • Restoring your body back to a state of homeostasis
  • Helping you to reconnect with yourself and others


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