Welcome to EMDR Breakthrough Therapy

Are you living with the symptoms of PTSD, traumatic memories and anxiety? Is this making life, work and relationships more difficult? Perhaps, you are experiencing flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, phobias, anger, fear, sadness or isolation.

This could be making it difficult for you to cope in certain circumstances. It could also be causing your self-esteem and confidence to spiral downwards. Would you like to break free of how you have been living and enjoy a better quality of life free of such symptoms?

My name is Milo Brandon. I am a BACP Registered and EMDR UK Accredited provider of EMDR, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. I work online and in-person (both in St Albans and Kings Cross, London).

My work with you is geared towards bringing the source of your issue out into the open and providing you with the understanding and tools to move beyond what is holding you back. I use all my skills to tailor treatment to your particular needs.

Please note that I work mostly in person, face-to-face in London and St Albans. If you would like to arrange an initial free telephone consultation for EMDR, then please do get in touch with me either directly by phone or by filling in the booking form on this website.

A chat over the phone is a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have and tell me what you are seeking to overcome or change with the help of EMDR.

— About me
— EMDR Children & Adolescents
— Psychotherapy
— Hypnotherapy


(Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)

EMDR is an established therapeutic technique, specially designed to enable you to safely process the thoughts and feelings associated with a traumatic issue. Some people may have several traumas that need to be processed.

You don’t need to talk throughout; the work is more about noticing what comes up for you.

EMDR specifically allows you to unfold the thoughts and feelings linked to trauma so that you can process them and hence, move on.

This treatment enables you to do what your mind and body could not do at the time of the trauma because the situation was overwhelming or something you had never experienced before.


I provide a person-centred form of talking therapy, giving you the space to bring your problems out into the open in a way that suits you. 

My role is to create an environment in which you are best able to express yourself. This may involve more creative interventions like drawing or role play, depending on what you find most useful. 

I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of issues. Talking to someone who is outside the situation can be very useful and supportive.

It can enable you develop your own awareness and resources. Sessions can be short or long term, depending on what you need.


This a short solution-focused form of therapy that typically lasts three to five sessions. It involves easing you into a relaxed state, a place between being awake and asleep, making it possible for me to work more effectively with your problems on a deeper subconscious level.

Sessions are adapted to your particular needs and what you want from hypnotherapy. When you are relaxed, I will use different messages, suggestions, metaphors and techniques tailored to your situation, with a view towards challenging and overcoming the limiting beliefs and/or negative experiences that are holding you back.

Hypnotherapy helps with all kinds of problems, such as stress and anxiety, depression, sex and relationship issues, job concerns, addictions, weight loss, pain control and performance anxiety.

Initial Consultation

All clients are welcome to a free, no-obligation 30-minute telephone consultation, during which we will discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, your goals and identify which form of treatment is best suited to your needs. This could be EMDR, hypnotherapy, or psychotherapy, or a combination of these ways of working with you. Once I understand the specific type of support you require, I will then walk you through what to expect from the therapeutic plan devised and schedule your first session.

St Albans Practice

My EMDR, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy in St Albans takes place at the Albany Centre – a dedicated space for therapy, giving clients a modern, private, comforting space in which to receive targeted support.

It is located in the heart of St Albans, with easy access of public transport and plenty of parking available outside.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and cost:

  • £80 for EMDR
  • £80 for hypnotherapy
  • £80 for psychotherapy

I see clients face-to-face and also on Zoom for all the therapy that I offer. Should you wish to to cancel your session, please give me 24 hours notice. Otherwise, the the session fee should be paid in full.

Kings Cross Practice

EMDR, psychotherapy and hypnosis sessions can also be held at my practice in Kings Cross. This is located within easy access of public transport.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and cost:

  • £80 for EMDR
  • £80 for hypnotherapy
  • £80 for psychotherapy

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how EMDR, hypnotherapy or psychotherapy works. This enables us to discuss whether my services could be helpful for you. You can also call me on 07853761969 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

About me

Prior to becoming a specialist provider of EMDR, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in 2018, I worked as a registered mental health nurse, giving me important experience in understanding the needs of others and delivering help suited to them. I have over 25 years of experience in a range of educational and therapeutic settings, along with undertaking voluntary work delivering compassionate bereavement counselling. My role today is to use recognised techniques enabling me to work with clients on a deeper level and move past both past traumas and present-day issues.

To find out more about my hypnotherapy, EMDR, and psychotherapy in St Albans, Central London (Kings Cross) and online, please feel free to give me a call on 07853761969 or fill out the contact form and I’ll get back to you, usually within 24 hours.

Frequently asked questions

What is EMDR and how does it work?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique designed to help individuals process and overcome traumatic memories and associated distress.

The therapy involves recalling traumatic events while the therapist guides the client's eye movements or offers other bilateral stimulation, such as taps or sounds.

This connects the right and left side of the brain and allows for the rational and creative power of the mind to work together: this process aids in the brain's natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, allowing the distress associated with traumatic memories (held in the nervous system) to be reduced, leading to improved mental health.

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy works by placing the individual in a state of deep relaxation, often referred to as a trance state, during which they are more receptive to positive change.

This allows the therapist to access the subconscious mind and introduce new ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving, which can help address various issues, from anxiety to addiction.

These changes can then become more embedded through consistent sessions, effectively assisting the individual in overcoming their concerns.

Are EMDR and Hypnotherapy effective treatments?

EMDR and Hypnotherapy are very powerful and effective – both on their own and as a combination treatment. They have both shown effectiveness in treating various psychological disorders.

EMDR is widely recognised for its success in treating PTSD and trauma-related issues, with numerous clinical studies affirming its effectiveness.

Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, has proven beneficial in addressing issues such as anxiety, stress, phobias, and certain behavioural habits like smoking.

As with all therapies, effectiveness can vary between individuals, and it's always best to consult with a licensed professional to determine the most suitable treatment approach.

How long does it take for EMDR and Hypnotherapy to show results?

The timeframe for seeing results from EMDR and Hypnotherapy can vary greatly, depending on the individual and the complexity of the issues being addressed. Some people may notice a significant shift in their symptoms or behaviour after just a few sessions, while others may need a series of sessions over several weeks or months.

It's essential to remember that everyone's healing process is unique, and a trained professional can provide a more personalised timeline based on your specific circumstances and goals.

As a general guide, EMDR usually lasts between 6 -12 sessions. Hypnotherapy treatment is much shorter and clients typically have 3 - 5 sessions.

What conditions can be treated with EMDR and Hypnotherapy?

EMDR and Hypnotherapy are versatile therapies that can treat a range of conditions. EMDR is particularly effective for trauma-related conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD and C-PTSD). EMDR is also being increasingly used to treat conditions such as complex grief, general anxiety, relationship and sexual issues and low self-esteem.

Hypnotherapy can address issues like anxiety, phobias, and habits like smoking. Both therapies can also be used to manage stress, depression, and pain, and to improve self-esteem and performance. Always consult with a qualified professional to determine the best approach for your specific needs.

Can I do EMDR and Hypnotherapy together?

Yes, EMDR and Hypnotherapy can be used together in a treatment plan. The synergy of these two therapies can be particularly beneficial for people dealing with trauma or anxiety-related disorders.

EMDR helps to process traumatic memories, while Hypnotherapy can reinforce positive coping strategies and behaviour changes. The combination should be guided by a professional therapist for optimal results.

Hypnotherapy is a highly effective way of enabling an individual to visualise and embed positive outcomes or solutions. This is an integral part of EMDR.

What are the side effects of EMDR and Hypnotherapy?

While both EMDR and Hypnotherapy are generally safe, some individuals may experience temporary side effects.

After EMDR sessions, it's common to have vivid, realistic dreams, heightened awareness, or experience emotional or physical sensations associated with traumatic memories. With Hypnotherapy, one might experience dizziness, headache, or feeling disoriented post-session.

Remember, these side effects are temporary and often subside after a few hours or days. Always consult with a trained professional for tailored advice.

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