Typically, psychologists offer sessions of 50 minutes duration.
My standard session is 75 minutes for several key reasons:
- It allows enough time to review your progress and any challenges that have arisen since the previous session, and still have plenty of time to do substantial work.
- For people who have fortnightly appointments, it allows sufficient time to work.
- Traditionally the recommended time frame for EMDR sessions is 90 mins because it allows sufficient time for adequate processing of trauma targets.
- 75 mins matches the human “ultradian” biological rhythms of 75-90 mins for a complete cycle (e.g. sleep cycles). This means we can do the work justice, rather than skimming the surface or compromising on your review of progress plus allowing for planning on how you can continue the work in between sessions.