We mainly use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), this evidence-based model requires Bilateral Stimulation. Does EMDR therapy work effectively in online/remote modality? We get this question a lot from our clients. The answer is that every person is different and must be assessed for suitability of EMDR.
Let’s start by explaining that Remote or Virtual Therapy is different to computerised therapy. You still need a qualified Clinical Psychologist or trained Therapist to work with you. EMDR could adopt different techniques when conducted online, for example EMDR software (specialised platform for eye movement) that could be shared across screens that will allow effective eye moment, alternatively, you can tap hands, your lap, a soft surface or the well-known ‘butterfly hug’.
It is required to have a stable internet connection, you can have your therapy using a laptop, desktop, ipad, mobile phone. The session involves taking detailed life history, assessment of your symptom, working together on a formulation to understand your current problems. Together we decide what is best for you