Our Techniques

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)


  • Do you have past trauma that you feel stuck with? 

  • Are you looking for an alternative therapeutic treatment to talk therapy?

  • Are you wondering what this big acronym is all about?!

           Well, I'm glad you're asking :)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an effective treatment for past or present trauma, negative beliefs or life events that we have not yet been able to process, understand or work through. 

EMDR allows for your nervous system to do the healing through a guided process using bilateral stimulation which stimulates the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The bilateral stimulation might involve eye movements, self tapping or the use of the buzzers for tactile stimulation.

You are in the driver's seat! While we help to guide you through the EMDR process, you get to decide if you want to stop or keep going. During the reprocessing phase of EMDR, it may get uncomfortable or difficult, however, we would never force or push you past what you feel capable of. We will discuss and practice grounding and resourcing techniques to prepare you beforehand.

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Eye Movement Desensitization | EMDR | Safe Haven Counselling
Accelerated Resolution Therapy | ART | Safe Haven Counselling

ART - Accelerated Resolution Therapy 

  • Do you have past trauma that you feel stuck with? 

  • Are you looking for an interactive and alternative treatment to talk therapy?


  • Do you have concerns around your addiction?​


             I'm glad you're asking too!

ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) is an innovative, non-invasive, evidence-based psychotherapy that aids in relief from distressing and/or traumatic images, sensations, and memories.


The therapy can be used for grief, addiction, anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, pain management, and various other concerns.


ART uses a combination of many techniques, such as EMDR, Gestalt, exposure therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Guided Imagery, and brief psycho-dynamic therapy. You are welcome to ask me if Accelerated Resolution Therapy may help you on your healing journey.