I am a highly experienced EMDR France & Europe Accredited Practitioner, Chartered Psychologist, and Coach with over 30 years of consulting, counselling, training and coaching experience in both corporate and individual contexts. I now work full time in private practice with adults, young people, and families.
A licensed Psychologist, I am registered with the French “Agence régionale de santé” N° Adeli: 069319754. Perfectly bilingual, I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Association and of the International Association of Coaching.
An integrative approach:
I specialise in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) as I find this treatment approach to be the most effective in quickly reducing distressing symptoms and restoring clients back into a state of wellness.
I also integrate an extensive range of psychotherapies, which includes: Internal Family Systems, Dissociative parts work, Gestalt and systemic approach, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Flash therapy and Somatic Experiencing. This blended approach enables me to address a wide range of situations:
The first session will be dedicated to a detailed psychological assessment.We will start by developing a treatment plan that will best fit your individual needs.
During the following sessions, we will explore the difficulties that have brought you to therapy, identify and process the roots and the teasers of the problems, and set achievable goals for the future.
What is EMDR therapy?
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. It is a recommended treatment by HAS ( Haute Autorité de Santé) and WHO (World Health Organisation) for the treatment of Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.
How Does EMDR Work?
Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help.
Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create an overwhelming feeling of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.
To discuss your needs or book an appointment, please contact me.
Pascale Marmara - Tel: + 33 (0)6 20 39 87 80 - email@example.com