EMDR – Dr Catherine Hynes

Dr Catherine Hynes   Quals: Phd (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology), MA (Cognitive Neuroscience), BA Hons (Philosophy & Neuroscience)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy that is helpful to reduce  distress associated with disturbing memories and physical sensations. It is commonly used to treat trauma, painful memories, phobias, grief and addictions. Although the name refers to eye movements, it is effective when the therapist uses any means of stimulating both sides of the brain at once (bilateral stimulations), whether it is following a hand back and forth with your eyes, tapping your hands, or presenting tones to your ears or buzzers to your hands.

Counselling Approach: I work with people in a warm and compassionate way to help them to develop skills to manage high levels of disturbing emotions in a safe way. Once both you and I feel confident that you can handle highly distressing events, and cope with flashbacks and nightmares if you are experiencing them, then we will begin to reprocess your disturbing memories during our sessions. I use bilateral stimulation to facilitate the reprocessing, which will help your brain to process the disturbance and reduce your distress when those memories are triggered.

Dr Catherine Hynes Psychologist

Current Availability: Usually 2- 4 week waiting list.

Fees: $220 per hour (Initial appt $260).  Please contact Dr Hynes before booking if you require a discounted rate.

Practice Location: 1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: (07) 3088 5422



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memories and process them emotionally and cognitively towards resolution – effectively allowing clients to ‘shed’ outdated modes of coping or responding which have been locked in their bodies and memory system.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

EMDR – Greg Turner

Greg Turner   Quals: B App Sc, Grad Dip App Sc (App Psych), Cert GMH, MAPS

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique which is mostly utilised in the treatment of trauma, particularly single event trauma. Psychologists and neuroscientists are not absolutely certain as to how EMDR works, but it is generally thought that the alternating stimulation of the two hemispheres of the brain desensitises traumatic memories to the point where the individual can no longer recall the traumatic event, or when they do recall the event it is no longer traumatising. EMDR practitioners receive special training in using EMDR, and it is always used in conjunction with other therapies after a therapeutic relationship has been developed between the client and the practitioner. EMDR is not hypnosis and is a safe technique when applied by an experienced practitioner in conjunction with other therapies.

Counselling Approach: Greg has been practicing psychology for almost 20 years and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to counselling utilising a relaxed and informal approach which recognises that as human beings we all have times in our lives when things don’t go well, sometimes we fall down, and sometimes we need a bit of help. Greg is committed to helping his clients find solutions to their problems, to improve their situations in life, and to recover from the nasty things that life sometimes throws at us. Greg utilises humanistic approaches such as existential therapy (Logotherapy), interpersonal therapy, and Mindfulness, as well as practical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. For single event trauma Greg has achieved many successes with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) techniques.

Current Availability: Usually within a week, evening appointments available.

Fees: Greg charges $195 for appointments. Medicare and health fund rebates may apply. Reduced fees may be possible for clients experiencing financial hardship.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Greg Turner online now!