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What is EMDR therapy?

EMDR therapy is a productive, efficient, and evidence-based approach to treating a range of mental health issues. Developed initially as a psychotherapeutic treatment for PTSD, EMDR has since been found to be highly effective in treating trauma behind many other psychological concerns.

The therapy is based on processing that negative emotions and behaviours result from unprocessed traumatic experiences. During EMDR sessions, a therapist helps clients to tap into these unprocessed memories and emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

One thing that sets EMDR apart from other therapies is the use of bilateral stimulation. This can include eye movements, sounds, tactile or taps, which help clients to access and process traumatic memories and emotions in a less overwhelming way than traditional talk therapy.

What is EMDR therapy
How is EMDR used with couples

How is EMDR used with couples?

EMDR therapy can be a game-changer for couples struggling with relationship issues. If you’ve experienced trauma or have unresolved issues anytime in your life, any unprocessed traumatic memories, images, feelings, body sensations or negative self-beliefs could trigger your limbic system in the brain and as a result, the person could experience uncontrollable fight-or-flight responses which cause frictions in many relationships. Processing those triggers using EMDR therapy can help you and your partner to understand each other better, rebuild trust, improve communication and emotional intimacy.

In EMDR therapy for couples, a therapist works with both partners to identify the root causes of their relationship problems and provides them with the tools and techniques they need to overcome them. Through eye movements, sounds, or taps, the therapist helps the couple process and desensitize negative emotions associated with their relationship difficulties and triggers.

Together with their therapist, couples identify specific targets for their therapy. These targets might relate to specific events, memories, or emotions that are causing difficulties in the relationship. The therapist then guides the couple in reprocessing these targets and developing new, more positive ways of relating to each other.

At our counselling service, we know that every couple is unique, and we customise our EMDR therapy sessions to suit your individual needs. Our experienced therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for you and your partner to explore your issues and work towards positive change in your relationship. So, if you’re interested in exploring EMDR therapy for couples, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Benefits of EMDR Therapy for Couples:

  • Experience a deeper emotional connection: EMDR therapy helps couples to process negative emotions associated with relationship difficulties, enabling them to build greater emotional intimacy and a stronger connection.
  • Enhance your communication skills: By identifying the root causes of your relationship issues, EMDR therapy can help you communicate more effectively with your partner, leading to greater understanding and more positive interactions.
  • Resolve conflict more easily: EMDR therapy can equip you with the tools and techniques to manage conflict and resolve disputes in a healthier and more productive way, making disagreements less stressful and more manageable.
  • Rebuild trust and safety: Couples who have experienced trauma or have unresolved issues from past relationships can benefit from EMDR therapy’s ability to rebuild trust and create a safer, more supportive environment.
  • Relieve stress and anxiety: EMDR therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety, helping couples to feel calmer and more at ease in their relationship.
Benefits of EMDR Therapy

Are you ready to experience the benefits of EMDR therapy for couples and take your relationship to the next level? Book an appointment with our expert counsellors today and start your journey towards a stronger, healthier, and more fulfilling relationship. Don’t wait, schedule your first session now and discover the power of EMDR therapy for couples.

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