Psychotherapy is a deeper, more intense process than counselling. It is a process of understanding present events and difficulties through exploring the past, and places emphasis on unresolved issues from the past which often involved childhood relationships with parents and siblings.
The aim of psychotherapy is not to bring about a quick change, but to help you to focus on really getting to know and understand yourself. Only then can changes slowly and subtly occur.
Psychotherapy can be helpful on a once weekly basis but it is not unusual to attend more frequently and it is usually a longer-term treatment than counselling. There is also an opportunity to explore your dreams and uncover their meaning in relation to present and past concerns.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy but it is a short-term treatment. It was developed to remove symptoms fairly quickly resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences.
EMDR uses a technique based on eye movements to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories. It is effective in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and various disorders stemming from distressing life experiences.