EMDR & Trauma Therapist in London, Surrey & West Sussex
My name is Linda Newbold. I am a registered and accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and practitioner of EMDR therapy with many years’ experience in the field of personal growth and change. I hope you find what you need on my website, whether you are looking for information or wish to arrange a consultation. I am based in Surrey and can help people in the local areas as well as London, Kent and further afield.
Here, I bring together information, from various sources and my own experience in trauma therapy, about all kinds of trauma and related problems including post-traumatic stress and also information about my preferred therapeutic method of working, known as EMDR therapy, to help with these, and other, issues.
If you would like to order any of my recommended books from Amazon on EMDR therapy - what it's for and how it works - please look at my carousel on my Books Page to check out the titles, especially selected for the layman.
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So What Is EMDR?
In this website I aim to disseminate the facts and increase awareness about this powerful EMDR psychotherapy. I feel really excited about its capacity to help others. After treatment I have witnessed huge improvement in people's capacity to experience life in a way which is so much better for them. It has undergone strict clinical trials and is an evidenced–based method for healing PTSD. Empirical experience has also shown that it’s highly effective in trauma therapy and the treatment of other issues (as noted below).
EMDR is both a methodology which can be inserted into other psychotherapeutic approaches provided the 8-stage protocol is adhered to. It can also be used as standalone psychotherapy provided the therapist is already a qualified mental health professional, for helping, not only with trauma and PTSD, but also with, amongst others, the following issues:
- Relationship issues,
- Phobias and OCD,
- Alcohol and drug related problems.
If you are interested in the research evidence behind EMDR therapy, please read the following useful articles, reporting Q&A sessions with Dr Francine Shapiro - the originator of EMDR - which were published in the New York Times on 2nd March 2012 and 16th March 2012 respectively. They answer questions about EMDR and its uses in trauma therapy, and offer references to the relevant research.Click Here for first article
How is EMDR carried out in a psychotherapy session?Please click on the EMDR page for more detailed information about how it works.
Here is a very useful book, written especially for the layman, on EMDR therapy:
“The EMDR Revolution – Change Your Life One Memory at a Time” by Tal Croitoru.
It gives easy to understand information on EMDR for those interested in exploring EMDR further.
You can buy this book and other related texts from the carousel on my Books Page. There is no extra charge to you for using Amazon on this website.
Can I use EMDR at home in a self-help way?
Dr Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR therapy has written a very useful book - particularly recommended for those who have experienced this or another therapy already - called:
“Getting Past Your Past – Taking Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy” by Francine Shapiro.
You can also buy this books and other related texts from the carousel on my Books Page.
What are the similarities and differences between Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress?
In brief, although it is true that people suffering from PTSD have experienced one or many traumas, the experience of trauma does not necessarily give rise to PTSD. People, who have experienced childhood difficulties in the form of, for example, years of repeated angry criticism or have struggled with parental divorce or have experienced neglect, might be described as traumatised but would not necessarily manifest the symptoms of PTSD.
- Trauma therefore may be defined as any deeply distressing and disturbing event or series of events which a person may experience negatively or think about and feel disturbed by. Click Here for more information
- PTSD may be defined as an event which causes mental and emotional stress following fear for their life or severe, completely unexpected psychological shock; this typically involves sleep disturbance, repeated vivid recall of the experience and panic attacks. Click Here for more information.
I have included links to real-life stories where people have experienced trauma or PTSD at the bottom of the Trauma Page.
What is Dissociation?
On some occasions, some people who have experienced extreme and severe trauma, particularly during childhood, suffer from this problem. It is a way of detaching from reality in order to protect oneself from emotional or physical pain. In extreme circumstances it can involve amnesia.
Click on this link to my page on Dissociation.
I can and do offer other forms of psychotherapy if EMDR therapy is not your preferred method. Please see my other website for more information by following this link:
In any method, I will offer you space in the strictest confidence for exploring your inner world and for making changes in both your inner and outer one. By providing you with the highest clinical standards of care, combined with 30 years of experience in the personal growth and change field I am able to offer you a large number of powerful creative tools, from a wide range of sources, to enable you to improve the quality of your life. Whilst my expertise is in working with trauma and its body-mind manifestation, I work with most issues which you may like to explore, re-evaluate and change.
If you'd prefer to contact me for further information please don't hesitate to do so either by:
- emailing me to ask questions using the contact form on the last page
- phoning me to discuss what you think you might need
- or arranging an appointment to proceed with EMDR therapy.