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"Before I came to Claire I thought my world would implode, now I can live freely"
"I was a sceptic – I’d heard of EMDR, but had rejected it outright, as I couldn’t understand how it would work.
I have struggled with the raw emotional deep seated feeling that I experienced for many years, and had spent hours and £’s over the years seeing a variety of counsellors to ‘deal’ with the recurrent issues. And as a temporary fix, it worked and I was able to ‘reason with myself’ and look at the rational evidence, even if my gut feeling were opposing this.
Then things got really bad, and the rationalising and reasoning with myself objectively stopped working.
A friend recommended EMDR – it had been recommended before, and I’d dismissed it, but I was now in a place where I needed to work to make things better – I felt that I was trapped in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and emotions about myself.
Well, several sessions later, I wouldn’t recognise my feelings. That deep gut raw emotion of blackness has gone. It wasn’t magicked away – it did involve some discussion of some pretty grim memories for me and focussing on how I felt at the time, and reprocessing of memories.
For the first time, I feel like the blackness has been replaced by some brightness – the memories are the same, but I see them in a different light and I don’t have to think about it or rationalise how I feel and my emotions, I just don’t feel it anymore. It is like someone has switched the light on.
I’ve left it for a little while, as I wasn’t sure if my feelings and thoughts would revert, but I’m pleased to report they haven’t. I I cannot recommend it enough.
"Claire has really helped me, I thought I knew why I was scared to commit but with EMDR therapy I soon realised it wasn't due to what I thought it was and the feelings seemed to magically vanish! It really is an amazing therapy and Claire made me feel comfortable and safe to talk about some difficult stuff. Thank you! Sincerely recommended