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emdr therapy for traumatic bereavement (London)

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godhelpmeplease Wed 11-Jan-17 16:22:12

I'm not sure if this is the best place to post but I am looking for an emdr therapist in London. It is for my (adult) daughter who has gone to pieces after the recent death of her dog in horrendous cirumstances. A few people on here have said this therapy can be good for traumatic bereavement and in the days since this happened I've taken her to A& E, GP, psychotherapist, Crisis something or other.
Each and every one of them told her to go somewhere else, eg. psychotherapist told her to get antidepressants from GP, A & E told her to go to GP (she is feeling suicidal), GP told her to go to therapist or Cruse (where she'll only be able to go in about 6 weeks), Crisis told her to call back when she was 'less stressed'. etc.
Any suggestions or names of EMDR therapists in London gratefully received.

Dollydays1 Wed 11-Jan-17 21:46:50

I'm so sorry this is happening to your DD. I had a very similar trauma a month ago. I lost my dog in a horrendous accident too and its unbearably difficult to come to terms with.

I've never heard of EMDR so I don't have a recommendation for you but hopefully someone will be along shortly who does.

There are some great books on grief that help to explain all the emotions and I found Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World by Elizabeth Harper Neeld very good.

flowers for your DD

meringue33 Wed 11-Jan-17 21:58:04

Bless her hope she gets the help she needs. Unfortunately I can't recommend someone but I've heard that EMDR really works.

ThatsALovelyBush Wed 11-Jan-17 22:09:28

I had EMDR about five years ago for PTSD - really recommend it; helped sort out flashbacks, panic attacks and anxiety.

I can't suggest a therapist in London, but mine is registered with the EMDR Association. May be worth looking at their website -

Sending you and your daughter lots of love as you both deal with this.

godhelpmeplease Thu 12-Jan-17 14:14:18

thank you so much to all for your kind words. It's reassuring to hear some positive feedback on emdr and the association website is a good idea. And to dolly: so so sorry about your dog.

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