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Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Discover How EMDR Can Help You Overcome Your Challenges and Achieve Your Goals

EMDR Therapists:

Our EMDR therapists have completed EMDR UK/Europe accredited training. This means they've undergone first-class training recognised for its quality and taught by experienced professionals in the field. So you can trust that the EMDR practitioner you work with has the right training and experience.


If you are looking for private online Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) delivered by experienced EMDR therapists based in Leeds, London, Manchester and Yorkshire

What is EMDR

EMDR is a therapy that helps ease the symptoms (like flashbacks, upsetting thoughts, depression, and anxiety) caused by traumatic events.

EMDR therapy can last from 5 to 20 sessions depending on the number of memories being worked on, and each session can be up to 90 minutes long.

How does EMDR work

Sometimes, when we go through a really tough experience, due to how overwhelming it may be, our brains may not fully process what is happening. This means those memories can stay stuck and cause distress whenever we remember them.


EMDR helps reprocess these memories, making them less distressing. During therapy, you'll recall the traumatic memory while doing things like moving your eyes from side to side or hearing sounds in each ear alternately. These actions stimulate your brain's processing system, making the memory less painful. So, you can still remember the event, but it won't be as upsetting as before and will become neutral like most your other memories.


  • £75 per 50 minute session

  • £135 for 90 minute session

(Session duration may vary from 50-90 mins)​

Fees payable at the time of booking.

Block Booking Discounts

At Simply Psychotherapy, we believe in making therapy accessible and affordable for you. That's why we offer special discounts for self-funding clients:


  • 4 sessions for just £280 (£5 off per session): When you book a block of 4 sessions, you save £20! That means each session costs only £70. 

  • 6 sessions for just £408 (£7 off per session): If you choose our 6-session block booking, you'll enjoy even more savings, with a total of £42 saved. That's only £68 per session.

  • 8 sessions for just £520 (£10 off per session): For those who seek extended support, our 8-session block booking means you'll save a total of £80, paying only £65 per session.

Important Things to Know:
These special
discounts are exclusively for self-funding clients. They don't apply to insurance-covered sessions.

We understand that life can change, and so can your therapeutic journey. If you decide not to continue after booking a block of sessions, you'll only be charged for the sessions you attended at our standard session rate of £75.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your mental health. Take advantage of our offer today.

To book your block of sessions or learn more about our services, please feel free to get in touch with us. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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How Can We Help You With EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy is a type of psychotherapy that offers valuable assistance in processing and healing from traumatic or distressing memories that impact your present life. EMDR therapy can help with a wide range of concerns, including:

  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder): EMDR is a proven approach to help individuals overcome the lingering effects of trauma. If you're experiencing flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts due to trauma, we can guide you in accessing and reprocessing the traumatic memory. Using techniques like eye movements or bilateral stimulation, we'll work together to reduce the emotional intensity and negative beliefs associated with the memory. Our aim is to empower you to move forward from the trauma with a more positive outlook.

  • Depression: EMDR is effective in treating depression, especially when it's linked to past traumatic experiences (e.g. accidents, crimes, abuse, bullying, humiliation, loss). Together, we'll explore and reprocess the root causes and factors contributing to your depression. Using methods such as eye movements or bilateral stimulation, we'll work to reduce the sadness and hopelessness you may be experiencing. Additionally, we'll help you foster positive and adaptive thoughts and emotions to boost your mood and motivation.

  • Grief and Loss: Coping with grief and loss can be challenging, but EMDR can help you process and heal from these emotions. Our EMDR therapists can assist you in addressing the emotional aspects of grief and finding ways to move forward in your healing journey.

  • Panic Disorder: EMDR can be used to address panic disorder, especially when panic attacks are triggered by specific traumatic events or memories. We'll work with you to reprocess these distressing memories and develop coping strategies to manage panic attacks.

  • Phobias: If you're struggling with specific phobias, we can use EMDR to target the underlying emotional distress associated with the phobic object or situation. Through eye movements or bilateral stimulation, we'll help you desensitise and recondition your fear response, enabling you to face your fear with courage and calmness.

  • Anxiety Disorders: EMDR therapy may be considered for a various anxiety disorders, particularly when there is a clear trauma or distressing event contributing to the anxiety. We'll assist you in identifying and reprocessing the triggers of your anxiety such as past experiences, negative thoughts, or irrational fears. We will use eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help you cope better with your anxiety provoking situations. We will also help you develop positive and realistic thoughts and emotions that will enhance your confidence and well-being.

  • Substance Use Disorders: EMDR may be used as part of addiction treatment to address underlying trauma or distress that contributes to substance abuse. We'll work with you to process these emotional triggers and support your recovery.

  • Eating Disorders: EMDR can be incorporated into the treatment of eating disorders when trauma or distress is a factor in their development. Together, we'll explore and process these underlying emotional issues to help you on your path to recovery.

  • Chronic Pain Management: EMDR complements pain management strategies by addressing the emotional aspects of chronic pain. We'll help you process and desensitize stressful or traumatic experiences related to your pain, leading to improved coping and quality of life.

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Issues: If you're struggling with low self-esteem and lack of confidence, we can use EMDR to work on the underlying issues contributing to these feelings. Through therapy, we'll help you develop a more positive self-image and increased confidence.

  • Stress Reduction: EMDR can help individuals reduce stress by processing and desensitizing stressful or traumatic experiences. We'll work with you to identify and reprocess the sources of your stress, enabling you to better manage it.

  • OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): EMDR may help individuals with OCD by targeting the underlying trauma or distress that can exacerbate or trigger obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Our therapy can assist in reducing the intensity and frequency of obsessions and compulsions.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: For individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), EMDR can be used to explore and process underlying traumatic events or negative experiences related to body image issues. By addressing the emotional distress associated with these experiences, individuals with BDD may find relief and gain a differential perspective on their appearance.

  • Health Anxiety: If you're dealing with health anxiety, EMDR can help by addressing the root causes of your excessive worry about health issues. Traumatic experiences, medical scares, or past health-related traumas can contribute to health anxiety. EMDR aims to process these underlying emotional triggers, helping you reduce anxiety and fear surrounding health concerns.


Please note that EMDR may not be a standalone treatment for all conditions. It's often part of a comprehensive plan that includes other therapies like cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or medication. Working with an experienced EMDR therapist is crucial, as they can tailor the treatment to your unique needs and circumstances.


If you are looking for private online Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) delivered by experienced EMDR therapists based in Leeds, London, Manchester and Yorkshire


"My EMDR treatment helped me resolve deep-rooted trauma that I had struggled with for years. My therapist made me feel comfortable going over painful memories. I highly recommend my therapist to anyone wanting to recover from trauma."

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