Lee Anna Simmons
Welcome to this website, through which you can find my availability (here) for therapy in Central London and online. I provide EMDR psychotherapy to help unlock feelings, aid communication, build understanding and promote healing from trauma.
I have full EMDR training and am an accredited consultant. This includes the recent trauma protocol, groups, children and adolescents, the flash / blink technique, attachment informed and intergenerational EMDR therapy.
My background is in Art Psychotherapy and attachment based work, providing services for individuals, groups and organisations. I am experienced working with adults, children and adolescents; HCPC, BAAT, EMDR UK and EMDR Europe approved therapist and IGA (Institute of Group Analysis) qualified group supervisor.
EMDR therapy and counselling services are currently online.
‘EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapy that has been proven to be effective in treating trauma, and is recommended by the UK’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Practitioners are also finding it effective in the treatment of other anxiety related disorders.
A wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of EMDR in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. Recent research also suggests benefits of using EMDR in treating a number of conditions including depression and chronic pain. EMDR has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.’ (emdr-europe.org/info)
Some current research on the effectiveness of working online using EMDR is here: