EMDR Therapy – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

EMDR Therapy: EMDR is a cognitive-behaviourally underpinned, evidence-based treatment which has well-documented successful outcomes treating PTSD, disturbing memories, phobias, somatic symptoms, substance and behavioural addictions.  EMDR therapy involves careful preparation phases to ensure that those undergoing the treatment understand and are familiar with the processes utilised, and are able to effectively tolerate any distress arising from accessing relevant troublesome memories.  EMDR then enables the person undergoing treatment to rapidly access traumatic memories and process them emotionally and cognitively towards resolution – effectively allowing clients to ‘shed’ outdated modes of coping or responding which have been locked in their bodies and memory system.

After successful treatment with EMDR, emotional distress is relieved, negative self beliefs are reformulated into healthy and adaptive self-statments , and physiological arousal associated with stress is reduced.  Successful treatment allows the person to live engaged in the present rather than ‘haunted’, distracted or hijacked by past events.

As the name of the therapy suggests, eye movements form part of the mechanism for assisting natural brain-based systems to digest and neutralise disturbance.  Other forms of encouraging the brain to process information in this way may include other forms of bi-lateral (ie side to side) stimulation such as sounds or tapping.

Counselling Approach: Ainsley’s approach is very down to earth, collaborative, structured, integrative and supported.  She aims to support her clients to understand their psychological experience in a manner which is factual, informational, relatable and perspective enabling.   She is always very thorough in ensuring that her clients are sufficiently well resourced, supported and informed throughout any trauma based work to ensure that this difficult work for clients is productive and facilitative of forward momentum towards healing.

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com