EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy – Sessions in Wakefield

Most people during their life time have had experiences that have been traumatic, painful or negatively emotionally charged. These experiences, have all kinds of problematic responses to past events, and are all part of the rich tapestry of life and are commonly called Trauma, Grief, Guilt, Shame, Phobia… Usually the intensity of the experience fades in time and people are OK.

However other times there are one, two or more memories that just seem to pop up from nowhere or surface unannounced which can be painful, unpleasant and certainly unwanted.

EMDR is a therapeutic approach radically different from any other.  It uses guided eye movements to assist you to access recorded information in all its multi-sensory, cognitive and emotional forms. EMDR recruits these resources to the integration and resolution of distressing experiences and their problematic psychological consequences. The impressive efficacy and rapidity of EMDR derives from its ability to help the mind do precisely what it was designed to do: heal itself using its own inner resources.

EMDR does two very important things; “unlocks” the negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system, and helps the brain successfully process the experience.

There are many reasons why eye movement therapies offer significant breakthroughs, even when other talk-based therapies have failed in the past.

Traumas, for instance, often happen so fast or at such a young age that access to language for memory storage is non-existent or compromised. Thus, talk-based therapies often hit a dead end, but try for years in vain anyway, offering a degree of support but not the needed neuro-physiological processing.

Lynne works with people who have experienced or have witnessed:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Rape
  • Assaults
  • Accidents at work
  • Robbery
  • Fires
  • Crime
  • Natural disasters
  • Trauma from childbirth or losing a child
  • Medical procedures
  • Traumatic bereavements
  • Workplace bullying

Eye movement therapies are more able to access and restructure the whole memory imprint, regardless of how it was recorded. There are hints of lasting neuro-physiological change. For instance, following trauma a part of the brain called the hippocampus, responsible for laying down new memories, often shrink and becomes less functional.

Client Testimonials

I had received hypnotherapy a number of years previously for treating agoraphobia and I found it very effective and changed my life. The problem of anxiety arose after my mum and dad passed away 3 years ago, and I felt sure it would help me again.
I was right. In contacting Lynne I found it really helpful. I felt more confident and less worried about the future. I found Lynne to be very professional but friendly and very approachable which I personally feel is why my treatment was successful.
It wasn’t just the hypnotherapy, it was working together with Lynne and putting things in place that I could use at home if I suffered a “blip”.
I would recommend anyone to be treated with hypnotherapy in this way as it is very successful, and has worked for me.


I sought the help of Lynne because I was struggling with alcohol. I am not addicted to alcohol but when I had to socialise I drank excessively to give me confidence. It did not matter if I knew them well or not at all. I would always drink before I went out would get really drunk become argumentative say and do things I would never do sober or a little tipsy. Lynn helped me through hypnosis what in my past could be one of the reasons I do this and gave me coping techniques. It has been approx. 10 months since I last had hypnotherapy and with the exception of a couple of lapses I have really controlled my alcohol intake at social events and people have commented I have done well and they are proud of me.


The results were almost instant, as you put my life in perspective. I could see things for what they were and the self-help i.e. breathing and techniques really worked for me.
I’ve not looked back.
I’ve not had an episode at all, I’ve cut down on my drinking. Losing weight slowly and feel generally more motivated. I’ve started to wean myself off the panic attack meds under guidance from docs, and I’m doing great.
I wouldn't think twice about returning to see you if I felt I needed it as you were very easy to talk to and put me at ease straight away. My life at the moment is great, and this is all because you taught me about my life and put it in order.
Can’t thank you enough


GHSC Accredited

The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) are the UK’s largest and most prominent organisations within the field of Hypnotherapy and together present an exemplary model for the simultaneous protection of the public and the provision of practitioner credibility and services. The GHSC is responsible for overseeing the criteria for the ongoing registration of individual practitioners within the GHR, all complaints brought by the public against such registered practitioners and for the assessment and accreditation of hypnotherapy training courses which lead to that registration.