Empowering Healing Through EMDR

At Storm's Edge Therapy, we understand the importance of finding effective treatments that address the root causes of psychological distress. That's why we're proud to offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a powerful and evidence-based approach to healing trauma, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. Led by experienced Counselling Psychologist, Dr. Alecia Anderson, our EMDR therapy services provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to embark on their journey towards healing and growth.

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that helps individuals process and resolve distressing memories, traumatic experiences, and negative beliefs that contribute to emotional distress. EMDR therapy integrates elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and bilateral stimulation techniques to facilitate healing at both the emotional and neurological levels. By accessing and reprocessing traumatic memories, EMDR therapy enables individuals to develop new insights, perspectives, and coping skills that promote emotional resilience and well-being.

How Does EMDR Work?

During an EMDR therapy session, clients are guided through a structured series of phases that include assessment, preparation, desensitisation, installation, and body scan. Through guided bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, hand tapping, or auditory tones, clients access traumatic memories and associated emotions while simultaneously focusing on external stimuli. This dual attention process helps to reprocess distressing memories and integrate them into adaptive neural networks, reducing the emotional charge and negative beliefs associated with the traumatic experience.

Benefits of EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy offers a range of benefits for individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, phobias, depression, and other psychological concerns. Some of the key benefits of EMDR therapy include:

  • Rapid relief from symptoms
  • Lasting resolution of traumatic memories
  • Improved emotional regulation and resilience
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-efficacy • Reduction in anxiety and distressing symptoms
  • Restoration of a sense of safety and empowerment

Why Choose Storm's Edge Therapy for EMDR?

At Storm's Edge Therapy, we are committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care that meets the unique needs of each individual we serve. Led by Dr. Anderson, our team of dedicated therapists brings expertise, empathy, and professionalism to every therapy session. We create a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel heard, valued, and supported as they embark on their journey towards healing and transformation. With EMDR therapy at Storm's Edge Therapy, you can take the first step towards reclaiming your life and embracing a brighter, more hopeful future.

  • I have worked closely with Dr Anderson for a number of years in different therapeutic contexts. We have shared clients and group therapeutic work as well as organisational tasks. I can recommend with full confidence her professionalism, skill and caring. She has consistently proven to understand the needs of her clients as well as effective directions for treatment. In addition to her work with a broad range of psychological conditions, we have participated in Mentalisation training, supervision and programme delivery together confirming her expertise in working with people struggling with disorders of personality.  


  • Dr. Alicia was brilliant from day one. She made me feel very comfortable and was able to understand me and my needs very quickly. I’ve seen progress from the first session and I have breakthroughs pretty much in every session. Each session feels like a safe space and I can’t imagine not going to these sessions because they have improved my life considerably.