Phone numbers
Treatment enquiries: 0800 840 3219
General enquiries: 0800 138 8680
Make An Enquiry
Additional Information

What is eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment?

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely-used treatment technique that aims to stimulate a patient’s brain by inducing them to engage in rapid, rhythmic eye movements. During an EMDR session, your therapist will move his or her fingers in front of your face and instruct you to follow these hand movements with your eyes. Whilst your eyes are moving back and forth, you will be asked to recall a disturbing memory, including the negative emotions that it causes, before the therapist gradually encourages you to shift your negative thoughts to more positive ones.

EMDR has been found to reduce the intensity of distressing memories and as such, is often used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to its widespread use in the treatment of PTSD, EMDR has also been found to be effective in treating:

Southampton’s specialists, Angela MarstonRoss Hoar and Dr Rachel Gregory, have successfully used EMDR in the treatment of many patients, ranging from those who have experienced single traumas, to those who are struggling with more ingrained anxiety and OCD. The validity and reliability of EMDR as a treatment method has been established by rigorous research, and it is recommended as an effective treatment method by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Treatment using EMDR
+ -
EMDR case study
+ -

Get in Touch Today

For details of how Priory can provide you with assistance regarding mental health and wellbeing, please call 0800 840 3219 or click here to submit an enquiry form. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here

About this location
Priory Wellbeing Centre Southampton
Avenue House
62 The Avenue
SO17 1XS
View on Google Maps
Telephone 02380 713000
Fax 02380 713010
Contact Us

Call our Enquiry Line

0800 840 3219
Can't find what you're looking for?
Contact us by phone: 0800 840 3219 or Make An Enquiry