Sydney Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jennifer Perkins MFT Counselling & Psychotherapy

EMDR Therapy in Sydney

 

EMDR is used to ease symptoms of abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety & addictions in a quicker and less intrusive way

 
 
Sydney EMDR Therapist;

EMDR —

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy

EMDR is a type of therapy used to alleviate the symptoms of trauma and some addictions. Although not a quick fix, it is a shorter term therapy (usually around 10 sessions) and can be quite helpful in clearing up trauma history. Jennifer is certified in doing EMDR and will use it whenever she thinks her clients will benefit. Her clients tell her they love it

 
 
 

There is power in feeling seen during our darkest stories and experiences. Lean hard into difficult conversations. This is where our true strength lies

— Jennifer Perkins MFT, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

 
 
 

 

What can EMDR do for you?

Help you work through distressing memories and triggers for a more adaptive and fulfilling life

Help you get back your sense of safety and back to the things you love

Help you restore balance and peace after difficult life experiences

 
 
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Heal Yourself & Change Your World

What is EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a technique used to help alleviate unpleasant feelings and thoughts associated with trauma. It is a hands-on, practical, and research-based approach that helps people recover from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and panic.

Jennifer Perkins MFT is level II trained in EMDR by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and a clinical member of EMDRIA, the international association for EMDR. She is also a member of the Australian EMDRAA (The EMDR Association of Australia)

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Treating your mind, body & Spirit, not just your symptoms

Possible symptoms of trauma and PTSD:

  • Re-experiencing of symptoms: intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks

  • Avoidance/Numbing Symptoms: efforts to avoid trauma related thoughts and feelings (alcohol or drug use), efforts to avoid trauma related activities (places and people), forgetting or dulling trauma related memories, feeling detached or being estranged from relationships, restricted range of emotions (not letting yourself, or unable to feel), sense of foreshortened future

  • Hyper-arousel symptoms: Insomnia, Irritability, difficulty concentrating, hyper-vigilance, exaggerated startle response

 
 

EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

World Health Organization (WHO)

 
 

Using EMDR in Counselling and Psychotherapy

What we will never do in therapy:

  • Go in a direction you are unwilling to go.

Trauma work is always guided by you, the client. You have complete control over the speed and direction of any work we do together. I will check in often and find out how you’re traveling. My first priority is to make sure you feel in control and you feel safe.

Ways we may work together:

A little bit of talk therapy/ A little bit of EMDR

A little bit of Talk Therapy:

  • Finding out your story and the meaning you have made

  • Helping you feel comfortable and safe while telling your story

  • Identification and use of your own internal positive resources

  • Helping you find power over your story

A little bit of EMDR:

  • Identification of specific memory or event that’s been troubling for you

  • Identification of those old, negative stories you’ve been telling yourself

  • Desensitization (bilateral eye movement or tapping) and processing of the troubling memory

  • Helping you flip the narrative (Installation) of that old tired story

  • Helping you find power over your story

 
 
 
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Truama & PTSD Therapy

Working with partners when there is trauma

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EMDRIA | EMDR International Association

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EMDR Associaton of Australia