Caroline Swinton Psychologist

Therapy & Psychological Services

What is EMDR

Eye Movement
Desensitisation Reprocessing

A psychological treatment that was developed by Francine Shapiro in 1987.

EMDR therapy targets disturbances that a person has not been able to process themself, disturbances which are generally stored as memories and re-experienced as triggers.


I’m Caroline

I am a general psychologist with a passion for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy and the treatment of stress and trauma-related conditions. Whilst I have been registered as a psychologist since 2011, I’ve had experience with counselling roles since 2002.

My primary focus over the last few years has been working with first responders. This is an area that I have developed and am passionate about working within. I find the work to be rewarding as well as positively challenging to my skills and abilities.

Are you new to EMDR?

EMDR is a robust yet flexible therapy, used with a range of issues and conditions. Some clients however may not be suitable for EMDR and may be better suited to starting with an alternative therapy, in order to ready them for EMDR.

Research supports the use of EMDR on phobias, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, addictions, nightmares, overeating, social anxiety, complicated grief, stress, depression, self-esteem and recent traumatic events.

The World Health Organization (WHO, 2013) guidelines for the management of stress related conditions, stipulates that EMDR and CBT trauma focused therapy are the recommended treatment of choice for PTSD.