What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapy approach that helps individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences, distressing memories, and emotional difficulties. EMDR involves a structured eight-phase process that includes bilateral stimulation (usually through rapid eye movements), which is believed to facilitate the brain’s natural ability to process and integrate traumatic memories and emotions.

What are EMDR Intensives?

EMDR Intensives are extended therapeutic sessions based on the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) approach. These sessions provide more in-depth and focused exploration of emotional challenges compared to traditional 50-minute appointments.

How long is an EMDR Intensive session?

The exact duration may vary based on your specific needs and the practitioner’s recommendations. Sessions range from 1-5 days.

How do EMDR Intensives differ from regular EMDR therapy?

EMDR Intensives offer longer sessions of 1-5 days and uses different EMDR protocols compared to the standard EMDR protocol used in shorter sessions. This allows for a more comprehensive exploration of underlying issues. This extended format often leads to quicker progress, deeper insights, and more effective resolution of emotional challenges.

What are the benefits of EMDR Intensives?

EMDR Intensives provide several advantages, including accelerated progress, deeper understanding of issues, more effective resolution of trauma, sustained focus, flexible scheduling, and personalized care tailored to your unique needs.

Are EMDR Intensives suitable for everyone?

EMDR Intensives can benefit individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, and emotional challenges. However, the suitability of this approach depends on your specific circumstances and goals. We recommend you book an initial consult with us to determine whether an EMDR Intensive would be right for you.

Can I choose between EMDR Intensives and regular sessions?

We no longer offer 50 minute appointments. 

How do I know if EMDR Intensives are right for me?

If you’re looking for a more focused and accelerated approach to addressing emotional challenges, EMDR Intensives might be a suitable option. Consider discussing your goals with us to determine your needs.

Are EMDR Intensives covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage varies, so it’s recommended to check with your insurance provider to determine if EMDR Intensives are covered under your plan. Our practice can also provide guidance and support in navigating insurance-related questions.

How do I get started with EMDR Intensives?

Reach out to our practice to schedule a free initial consultation. During this consultation, you can discuss your goals, challenges, and preferences directly with the clinician to determine if EMDR Intensives are the right choice for you.

How many days will I need?

This will be determined during your free initial consult. Intensives range from 1-5 days.

Would my child benefit from and EMDR Intensive?

Yes, absolutely. Children often need fewer days to resolve the issues. EMDR Intensives with children and young people are designed to be engaging and dynamic.

Do I need a Mental Health Treatment Plan?

No, however you will not be able to claim a Medicare rebate if you do not have a MHTP.

How many sessions can I have under a MHTP?

Only 1 Medicare rebate per day can be claimed.

How much does an EMDR Intensive cost?

$1800 per day. 50% is required to secure your booking.
Third party payments such as insurance companies incur GST.

Will you see siblings?

This can be difficult due to confidentiality. Sometimes this does happen, however sessions are offered on different days/times to ensure confidentiality. This also depends on the age and issues of the children.

Do you provide family mediation for the Family Law Court.


I need help now, what should I do?

If you feel that you are not safe at the moment, you have a few options. You can contact your GP, go to the emergency department or call the Mental Health Accessline 1800 011 511. Lifeline (or the kids helpline) also offer 24 hour support. We are not a crisis service.

Who is a good GP?

It is important that you find a GP that you are comfortable with. We receive referrals from many GP practices across the Highlands.

How do I pay?

Payment is via credit card or direct deposit. Square payments can also be accepted at the clinic.

Can I come early and wait for my appointment?

Please do not attend your appointment early, as we are limiting the number of clients in the clinic at any one time due to COVID. There are cafes, restaurants and stores nearby to keep you occupied before your appointment or whilst waiting for someone.