Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing


I am a qualified EMDR therapist, trained by Michael Paterson OBE, an accomplished clinical psychologist and leading expert in EMDR. Michael was helped himself with EMDR following the loss of both of his arms while serving as a police officer during the Northern Island troubles.

My name is Karyn Bowering, and I run a busy therapy practice based in County Durham. I’ve successfully worked with hundreds of clients across Durham and the North-East and my aim is to help you reach totally effective solutions and reach your ultimate goals in the quickest time. I can also work with you online -which I discovered during lockdown- can work just as effectively and efficiently, from the comfort of your own home.

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What is EMDR?

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing: One of the treatments of choice, that I regular deliver, because it works, has lasting benefits and is relatively rapid compared to other standard therapies is EMDR. The goal of EMDR is to help you completely process any past traumatic experiences or difficult life events that are causing you to feel emotionally stuck or repeating unwanted patterns or habits in the present. Our past has a powerful effect on our present, sometimes without us even realizing it.

During the EMDR process a unique, gentle, and highly effective technique is used called Bilateral Stimulation (BLS).

BLS involves you being guided to naturally use your own eye movements- to follow my fingers left to right for a short period of time. You will be asked to stop and report back any experiences you’ve had during each set of eye movements. That may include any thoughts, images, or feelings you’ve experienced. With repeated sets of eye movements the memory tends to change in a way that it loses it power or intensity and simply becomes a memory of the past, that doesn’t bother you. Because, although we can’t change things that have happened to us, what we can change is the way that we think and feel about them. Which is really the game changer in helping you to finally move forward and live your life to its most fullest and freest

How is EMDR different to other therapies?

  • Rapid psychological approach that involves less talking than other traditional therapies.

  • It does not require any reliving of old traumatic events.

  • It aims to help you completely resolve and overcome issues that have been distressing or causing you to feel stuck.

Issues treated with EMDR?

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Panic disorder

  • Generalized anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Social anxiety

  • Unwanted habits

  • Anger

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Worrying

  • Insomnia

  • Relationship issues

  • Substance abuse

  • Low self-esteem

  • Lack of confidence

  • Depression

  • Sexual issues

  • Tinnitus

  • Unexplained physical symptoms

EMDR is an evidence-based psychotherapy that can enable you to rapidly heal from the symptoms and emotional distress caused by difficult or distressing life experiences.

EMDR is a gentle, yet totally effective treatment recommended by The National Institute of Health and Excellence as the first line of treatment for people suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and related symptoms.

There Is Nothing Wrong With You!
Because it is never what is WRONG with you….it is always what has HAPPENED to you and anyone who had experienced exactly what you have experienced in your life would have been thinking and feeling the same.
And yet with the right therapist and right type of treatment your difficult past does NOT have to limit your present or determine your future.
Benefits of EMDR?

Minimal sessions required for deep, effective, fast, lasting resolution. Gentle and least intrusive process: minimal talking – no reliving traumatic events.

How Many Sessions?
Each session last from 60 to 90 minutes

The number of sessions needed to help you overcome and resolve your issue will be completely individual, but EMDR is usually relatively quick and effective and should never require endless amounts of sessions.

Cost: £85 per session

20 percent discount available for 5 sessions paid upfront.

If an issue clears up quicker and 5 sessions have been paid, I refund any unneeded sessions at the single session rate.

Contact me for a free consultation/appointment !!