Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Trauma is a complicated thing, one word that can conjure up so many different facets and contexts. I think it is fair to say there is no one definitive ‘traumatic experience’ as each individual will perceive and respond to it differently. In this blog post I want to talk a bit about my own trauma and how I was helped to process it through Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy.


My experience of being picked up by the police while psychotic.

I often joke that out of all the councillors on Basildon Borough Council, I have been picked up the most by the police. This is not because I have committed any crime, but because when I was in mental health crisis, the police were the only people who cared.

Myself and the Chief Inspector discussing community safety – my interactions with Essex Police now are on a far more formal basis.