Kelly can help you heal from simple and complex traumatic life events. Kelly provides trauma processing treatment for children, adolescents and adults via EMDR therapy. EMDR is used to prevent and reprocess distressing memories which can lead to PTSD and other comorbid symptoms such as anxiety, depression and substance use. EMDR is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the treatment of PTSD in adults and children. PTSD is often associated with trauma from car accidents, family violence, medical interventions and natural disasters. However, EMDR can also be useful to resolve other traumatic life events related to loss, shame, humiliation, rejection or criticism.


Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy is an evidence-based treatment for simple and complex trauma endorsed by WHO and Medicare Australia. As an Accredited EMDR Practitioner, Kelly has undergone specialised EMDR training and clinical supervision. EMDR uses a three phase approach to allow clients to resolve simple or complex traumatic life events:

1. Stabilisation and skill building - to create a felt sense of safety, calm and coping

2. Desensitising traumatic memories - the memory becomes more distant, emotional distress diminishes

3. Integration of old traumatic information into new adaptive ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and living.

EMDR Therapy is an 8-phase model of treatment that can take different lengths of time, depending on your particular circumstances. EMDR uses eye movements back and forth or some other form of bilateral stimulation to allow the brain to naturally heal and process emotionally disturbing information. Overall, after EMDR you are likely to think differently about traumatic events, leading to less negative impact on your life. As you process a series of key memories or issues over time, your symptoms are likely to reduce, providing positive and optimistic ways of thinking and your responses and behaviour are likely to change. Pathways start connecting between emotional and logical parts of the brain. These changes are likely to feel profound and long lasting due to addressing core issues rather than managing symptoms.

"Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence"

- Peter A. Levine


For any enquiries please email

BA (Psych) Hons, MPsych (Clinical),

EMDRAA Accredited Practitioner


Level 1 Suite 9A, 19 Napoleon Promenade,


(Rear car park access)

ABN: 75 090 115 248

Medicare Provider No: 4373003T

level 1 suite 9a/19 Napoleon Promenade, Vasse WA 6280, Australia

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