Tiptoes Child Therapy Services

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a relatively new psychotherapeutic technique that was designed originally to ameliorate distress that resulted from traumatic experiences or memories.

During EMDR sessions the service user is asked to focus on an image, sensation or emotion associated with that problematic memory whilst also paying attention to one of three techniques employed by the therapist to reduce the intensity of the memory.

The three possible techniques used are, bilateral eye movements, taps or tones. The most commonly used are bilateral eye movements.

The information on the following two pages provides more detail on the services provided to children and young people and the services provided to adults.