Kapiti EMDR & Therapy Centre



AVAILABILITY Our individual client caseload is full, and we are only accepting group EMDR clients.


Kapiti EMDR & Therapy Centre is a private practice comprised of three qualified and experienced therapists: Emma Heaney-Yeatts, Emma Sanderson and Ceit Robinson. We provide Group and Individual EMDR Therapy.


EMDR Group Programme

Our 3-week EMDR Group Programme is designed to help reduce acute distress and PTSD symptoms from a traumatic event, so you can regain your balance and accelerate the healing process. This event can be recent or historical.

It offers EMDR as a short-term intervention to accelerate trauma healing. Individual therapy may take up to 12 weekly sessions to reprocess a single trauma. Our Group EMDR Programme offers the equivalent in an intensive 3-week process.


EMDR Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.


Who Are We

The Kāpiti EMDR & Therapy Centre is a collective of therapists with a shared vision of helping people on their healing journey in a safe and warm therapy environment. All of our therapists are qualified, experienced, and registered with a professional body.


Emma Heaney-Yeatts
Emma is an Accredited EMDR and IMAGO Relationship Therapist. Her therapeutic style is both creative and analytical; a visual learner, she often uses diagrams in her work with clients. She believes in the power of the structure of EMDR and IMAGO, which helps facilitiate a sense of safety and predictability for clients.


Ceit Robinson
Ceit specialises in trauma therapy, and has a special interest in working with individuals and groups on their trauma recovery journey. She loves EMDR and the positive outcomes her clients have achieved through this therapy, and is committed to helping clients create change and transformation in their lives. Ceit has specialty training in Advanced and Group EMDR.


Emma Sanderson
Emma has been a qualified therapist working in the Kāpiti Coast community for over 20 years. She is consistently inspired by people’s courage to engage in therapy and make changes. When people are working hard on tough issues, Emma has a way of bringing light and humour into her work. She provides a welcoming safe space and all she asks is that people show up ready to do the work.




Q Registrations & Memberships

- Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC)
- ACC Registered Counsellors

Q EMDR Group Programme Dates

Please see dates for upcoming EMDR Groups at kapitiemdr.co.nz

Q Fees

- $140 incl GST per individual session
- $950 + GST per 3 week EMDR Group Programme
- Fully subsidised group programmes with an approved ACC Sensitive Claim