EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that help’s people heal from life experiences that have had a disturbing effect on them. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took much longer to make a difference.



EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from a psychological trauma much as the body recovers from a physical trauma. When you cut your hand your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. If someone has suffered a traumatic event and have not dealt with the issues it can cause a block which in turn acts like an emotional wound that can fester causing intense suffering. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, I can help clients activate their natural healing processes.

If you are suffering from a traumatic emotional event, trusting people might be difficult for you. You might have difficulty eating, sleeping. You might feel isolated and alone. I have had experience with many people facing these issues and have helped them on the path to self recovery using EMDR. Call me now on on 087 653 8837 to talk. 

Siobhan Leijen

Siobhan Leijen

I am a certified professional therapist offering counselling to clients in the Athlone and Longford area. CBT Certified, Degree in Addiction Studies, Diploma in Psychotherapy, Family Therapy Certified, Motivational Interview Certified, Trauma Therapy Certified and EMDR Certified.

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