Frequently Asked Questions
Is this for me?
Our EMDR Intensives, Day Retreats and Luxury Mental Health Retreats are geared to support you in working through many different issues such as specific traumatic life events, difficulties with self-esteem and confidence, phobias, low mood, anxiety and more. Experiencing trauma doesn't always mean PTSD, it can present itself in different ways. We all have our own story, and we can help you find a starting point, and support you in moving forward to reach your full potential.
Intensives are not for everyone, they require a commitment from you in terms of effort and a bigger upfront cost. This is a tiring process but you will be able to take breaks and pauses when needed.
A thorough assessment of suitability and readiness for intensive work is provided via a free consultation. We may make a different recommendations if we feel these treatments are not suitable.
How do EMDR Intensives compare with weekly therapy?
Imagine trying to piece together a puzzle. You are making good progress and then time is up. You have to take it apart and start rebuilding the next week. Although fantastic progress is made in weekly sessions, Intensives allow us to continue building the puzzle until it's complete, without extended gaps.
What is the evidence EMDR Intensives work?
EMDR is well-established, evidenced-based therapy for many difficulties such as trauma, low mood, self-esteem and anxiety related issues. Intensive treatments have yielded excellent outcomes, and have shown that EMDR delivered intensively can achieve the same (and sometimes better) results than weekly.
What if I need more sessions that the 3 days?
You will undergo a thorough assessment with one of our Clinical Leads who will make a recommendation, and your progress will be monitored throughout treatment. If we feel you would benefit from further input (whether this be a half day or more) this is something we can offer. We always tailor treatment based on the need of the client.
What happens if I get overwhelmed?
Our intensive packages are run by Senior Therapists and Clinical Psychologists who are all highly experienced in supporting clients through their distress or overwhelming feelings. Our therapists will be alongside you through the whole process guiding you through it. We also carry out a comprehensive assessment to determine suitability and if an intensive package is not considered the best treatment, we are able to suggest alternatives.
Where are the EMDR Intensives held?
Currently our EMDR Intensives are run at our Brighton and Hove base. This is a 5 minute walk from Hove station, which is easily accessible from London and surrounding areas.
Is there the option of staying overnight with the EMDR Intensives?
Accommodation is not included, however there are many options for overnight stays nearby or in central Brighton for you to choose from.
Will I be expected to speak out or share difficult things during the group parts of treatment?
Absolutely not, everything is completely confidential. Group aspects of treatment are about learning new skills, and reflecting on the process rather than sharing personal experiences. There is no pressure for you to speak up either. Everyone learns in different ways and we completely respect your wishes. Please speak to us if you are unsure.
Where are the Luxury Retreats held and how do I get there?
Our Luxury Retreats are held at a luxury estate in rural Sussex 45 minutes from Brighton and within an hour from London. We can arrange pick-ups from the local train station. There is also parking for 15 cars at the estate. Click here to find out about our current Retreat Packages on offer.
Can I book with a friend or partner?
You are more than welcome to book onto an EMDR Intensive or Luxury Retreat with someone else. There is an option for a reduced accommodation rate on the Luxury Retreats if you were to share a room.
Will food be included?
For the EMDR Intensives you will be provided with refreshments. There are lots of local cafes, pubs and restaurants nearby for lunch options. Our Luxury Retreats include a private chef and all food for your stay is included. This includes refreshments, breakfasts, lunches and three course evening meals (which includes local cheese).
Can I pay using my health insurance?
Currently our Intensives and Luxury Retreats are not covered by insurance and we are only accepting privately funded clients.
Do I need to pay it all at once?
We require a 25% deposit to secure the place / date that you require. The rest of the fee is due 1 week before the Intensive / Retreat takes place.
How much does this cost?
3-day EMDR Intensives: £2100
Individual EMDR Intensives: Full Day: £785 or Half Day: £525
Mental Health Day-Retreats (3 days): £2000 or £1650 (with group element) - further days can be added if required.
3-night Luxury Retreats: £1950
4-night Luxury Retreat £2450