EMDR Therapy in London Bridge, Borough and Online
EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a therapeutic approach that has been recognized by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This innovative therapy is also utilized to process distressing events and experiences, such as traumatic experiences, relationships, or events. EMDR involves a structured approach that incorporates eye movements, tapping, or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help individuals reprocess and heal from past traumas.
Complex trauma is a type of trauma that occurs over an extended period of time, often within the context of relationships. It is characterized by a series of smaller events or experiences that build up and result in similar trauma responses to those seen in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This type of trauma can have a profound impact on an individual's mental and emotional well-being, and may require specialized treatment and support to address.
“We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body. This imprint has ongoing consequences for how the human organism manages to survive in the present. Trauma results in a fundamental reorganization of the way mind and brain manage perceptions. It changes not only how we think and what we think about, but also our very capacity to think.”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Traumas can be defined as experiences that cause people to develop erroneous beliefs about themselves or the world which keep them from living to their full potential and causing them suffering.
— Laurel Parnell
"We now understand that trauma’s imprint is both psychological and somatic. Traumatic memories are stored somatically (relating to or affecting the body) in the nervous system long after the events are over, the body continues to respond as if danger were ever present."
— Janina Fisher
My name is Pete Tobias. I am a neurodivergent BACP Accredited counsellor based in London Bridge in South East London. I offer in-person therapeutic support to adults aged 18+ based in South East London. I also offer individual counselling online for people outside this area, or those who prefer online therapy.
I am trained in EMDR levels 1-3 and a registered member of EMDR Association UK. I undertake regular supervision to ensure I am providing the best possible care to my clients. My goal is to continue expanding my knowledge and skills in order to offer the most effective and evidence-based treatments available. I am committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field of EMDR therapy, and I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients to heal and grow.
I provide EMDR Therapy at these locations:
Borough House Rooms,
3rd & 4th Floor
78-80 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LL
I offer EMDR online therapy via a specialist platform that is both secure easy to use. Please get in touch to find out more.
I work from my private offices located in London Bridge in South East London. Working with clients from this location as well as surrounding South East London areas such as Waterloo, Borough, and Southwark. Location details will be provided when we arrange our first counselling session.
Along with providing compassionate face-to-face counselling, I also offer online sessions for clients in London and across the UK via Zoom or Signal.
If you have questions regarding how online counselling works, don’t hesitate to get in touch.