In the media

Please note, various media coverage is shown here in order to share with you many different people’s experiences of EMDR treatment. For authoritative descriptions and definitions of the therapy please return to this site as the EMDR Association UK is not responsible for third party content.

13 March 2024

There has been widespread media coverage on how Earl Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana, suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse as a child. In this podcast with psychotherapist Julia Samuels, the EMDR therapy which has helped him on his healing journey, is particularly well explored and described (at around 35 seconds into the interview).

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21 February 2024

In this article for Oprah Daily, a writer shares her experience of EMDR therapy which relieved her PTSD symptoms following a sexual assault.  

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5 December 2023

Exploring EMDR and its benefits, this article includes an interview with EMDR UK’s President, Matt Wesson, presenting the case for greater access to the therapy. Democratizing Mental Health: EMDR Therapy in the UK EMDR, the therapy spotlighted by celebrities like Prince Harry, Jameela Jamil and Miley Cyrus for its remarkable success, has been gaining momentum in the UK.

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27 October 2023

A therapist describes why her initial scepticism about EMDR changed to conviction, and gives readers five key pointers about the therapy in Psychology Today:

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13 October 2023

This Attitude Magazine article by leading therapist Rebecca Case provides a simple description of EMDR therapy and who it can help:

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6 July 2023

In this Radio 4 Series ‘The Madness’, journalist Fergal Keane reads from his memoir about his struggle with PTSD, haunted by the horrors he bore witness to in Rwanda in 2008. In this episode he talks about his experience of having EMDR therapy (at 05:40 minutes):

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14 June 2023

Men’s Health magazine takes up the theme of trauma, and describes a range of trauma therapies including EMDR:

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19 May 2023

As Miley Cyrus says EMDR helped her heal from traumatic experiences, EMDR UK member Sanja Oakley answers questions about the therapy in this article for British Vogue.

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26 April 2023

Comedian and performer Ruby Wax recently diarised her experience of having EMDR therapy as part of her treatment as an inpatient, in her new book ‘I’m not as Well as I thought I Was’. You can read an extract here:

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10 April 2023

This article in Health News provides a simple description of the different phases of EMDR therapy:

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10 April 2023

Marie Claire magazine looks at how EMDR therapy is helping women deal with postpartum depression, anxiety and other perinatal mental health issues.

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20 March 2023

In this article for Harpers Bazaar, writer Hannah Fox describes how through EMDR therapy she finally recovered from complex PTSD.

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13 March 2023

EMDR therapy was at the heart of Radio 4 play written by Eileen Horne, with EMDR UK member Dr Martha Ferrito credited as consultant. Here’s the synopsis: “Can past trauma rediscovered via EMDR therapy provide the key to Isla’s state of mind? Isla and Marcus escape apparently unhurt from a car accident. Marcus bounces back but Isla remains disturbed by the incident. She turns to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) specialist Bill Shepherd to discover if a “landmine” of past trauma could hold the key.”

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20 February 2023

TV presenter Sophie Morgan was paralysed from the chest down at the age of 18 following a car crash. She is now having EMDR after managing without therapy for many years, despite suffering from PTSD.

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17 February 2023

Dr Robin Logie was interviewed about EMDR therapy for author Horatio Clare’s fascinating new series on BBC Radio 4, ‘Is Psychiatry Working?’  Listen here: (18:24 minutes into the programme)

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