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Ceit is committed to helping you achieve your therapy goals. Her specialty area is trauma. This may not always present as a single big incident trauma, but may also be developmental, attachment or accumulative events that have left a negative impact on your wellbeing.

About EMDR Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.

More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. Another study found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions.

There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization.

People who are dealing with traumatic memories and those who have PTSD are thought to benefit the most from EMDR therapy.

It’s thought to be particularly effective for those who struggle to talk about their past experiences.

EMDR therapy can be used to treat:

  • single and multiple
  • traumatic events
  • PTSD
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • eating disorders
  • addictions
  • attachment issues

Individual therapy

Ceit offers short, medium and long term psychotherapy. Her main approach is Transactional Analysis psychotherapy (TA) and EMDR. She recognises the value of a safe therapeutic relationship as key to trauma recovery and a successful therapy, and is committed to building a strong working relationship with her clients.

Group therapy

Ceit is the Director of EMDR Group Therapy Aotearoa and offers EMDR Group Therapy in six week programmes throughout the year. 

If you are interested in participating in an EMDR Group, or are a clinician wanting to consult or refer a client please contact groupemdrnz@gmail.com.