Online EMDR Tools
For Therapists

The industry-standard app for professional online EMDR therapy. Advanced BLS tools and HIPAA/GDPR compliant video conferencing enable therapists to deliver high-quality sessions to clients anywhere in the world.

We’ve made it easy to deliver a highly professional
online EMDR therapy experience to your clients

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An all-in-one solution for streamlined and professional online EDMR sessions.

easy to use

Quick to learn, easy to use and no software to download for you or your clients.


Compliant with privacy standards around the world. Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is available for USA users.

free access

Unlimited 1 month trial, The first 5 hours of sessions free every month and affordable subscription options when needed.

Custom Bilateral Stimulation
for Every Client

Laptop screen showing virtual light bar and therapist's webcam

Visual BLS

Client wearing headphones listening to auditory bilateral stimulation during emdr therapy

Auditory BLS

Client holding tactile units in their hand for tactile stimulation during emdr therapy

Tactile BLS

Avoid Common Remote EMDR Issues

Client performing self-tapping during emdr therapy

Self-Tapping Inconsistency

The Issue:
Self-tapping can be a useful BLS technique for therapists to use with clients in some circumstances. However, it can often prove to be challenging for clients to maintain a consistent and precise rhythm, potentially impacting the effectiveness of the bilateral stimulation. It can also be a potential cause of fatigue and distraction.

Our Solution:
Bilateral Base offers a comprehensive set of BLS tools for visual, auditory and tactile stimulation with precise speed settings and numerous ways to adjust the BLS for each client. BLS settings are saved for consistency between sets and across different sessions.

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The Issue: 
Other online EMDR solutions suggest that you use screensharing to show your client an onscreen light bar. This is definitely not recommended. Screensharing is designed for static content at a low frame rate, not fast-moving visual BLS. The result therefore is usually jerky and low quality for your client.

Our Solution: 
Bilateral Base takes a different approach. Instead of relying on the low quality and frame rate of screensharing our virtual light bar is generated directly on your client’s screen which results in much smoother BLS movement and a higher resolution image.

Therapist performing visual bilateral stimulation on a client using hand movements in front of their eyes.

Eye Movement Cropping & Lag

The Issue: 
We have a number of therapists using Bilateral Base who were previously moving their finger back and forth in front of their webcam. Video calls operate at about 15 frames per second, which is too low for fast-moving visual BLS. Therapists also struggle to know how far they can move their hand without going past the screen edge.

Our Solution: 
Visual BLS on Bilateral Base is not done by showing a video image, instead the platform sends instructions to the clients device which then animates the visual BLS on their screen. This results in high quality smooth movement even on a slow or patchy internet connection.

Computers screen showing multiple windows open for an online emdr therapy session.

Complicated Multi-Window Setups

The Issue: 
Most EMDR solutions require the use of separate programs for video conferencing and BLS tools. Both therapist and client then must set up multiple windows on their computer during a session, this is fiddly and time-consuming. It also limits working with clients who want to use a tablet or phone to join sessions.

Our Solution: 
We’ve integrated BLS tools with secure video conferencing to make setup quick and simple so the focus is always on the therapy and not on the technology. Having video and BLS tools together means clients just open one secure web link and they’re ready to begin.

Platform Features

Secure Video Conferencing

Encrypted video calls that do not pass through our servers to ensure the highest level of privacy.

Group Video Calls

Multi-participant calls enable the inclusion of a translator, supervisor, run couples/group sessions or EMDR training.

Secure Reusable Links

Each client receives a unique secure link that they can use to join all their sessions. More info

Tablet/Smartphone Compatible

The only EMDR platform to fully support auditory BLS on Android & iPad/iPhone. More info


You or your client can securely share what is on their screen, (e.g. documents & photos). More info

Instant Messaging

A quick and convenient way to share short notes, links or videos during a session.

Video Backgrounds

Replace your video background for privacy or just to have a more professional backdrop. More info

Save BLS Settings

Each client’s EMDR tool settings are automatically saved so they are available for future sessions.

External Video Compatible (e.g. Zoom)

Use our EMDR tools alongside other video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet etc. More info

Client's View Panel

Enables you to monitor exactly what your client is seeing and hearing when BLS tools are in use.

Session Record

Securely record sessions for supervision or accreditation purposes. More info

Interactive Whiteboard

A different way to connect with your clients using visual expression. A great way to demonstrate ideas.

Compatible With Any Device

A computer. a laptop and a phone all showing a virtual light bar for emdr therapy on their screens.

Bilateral Base makes it possible for clients to join online sessions on a wide range of devices, including Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone & Android Tablet/Phone.

Bilateral Base is the only platform that supports the use of auditory BLS with clients who are using iPad/iPhone. This can be particuarly useful on these devices where the smaller screen size can limit the use of visual tools for some clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions before you get started? Check out our FAQs below. If you still have questions,
speak directly with our team of experts.

When you first sign up, you will have a 30 day period to try out all the features of the platform. After that the first 5 hours each month of online session is free along with affordable subscription options when required. Our in-person BLS tools are free to use.

The platform will work on any reasonably modern PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone or Android tablet/phone.

No, there’s no software to install. The platform works on any modern PC or Mac with a web browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari.

If you or your client are using an iPad or iPhone then the Safari/Chrome browsers should be used.

If you or your client are using an Android device then the Chrome browser should be used.

Bilateral Base was designed specifically for clinical work and to comply with the regulations and needs of therapists and medical organisation around the world. The platform is compliant with HIPAA, GDPR and other regulatory frameworks

  • Video call encryption – Our video calls use end-to-end 256 bit encryption directly between the two participants’ computers, so no one can break into or watch a conference happening. For the technically minded, the technology we use is WebRTC. This is an industry standard for telehealth.
  • Secure Session Links – The reusable invitation links that are sent to clients, contain a unique and complex key to keep them secure
  • Server, Database & Account Security – Our servers and databases are also encrypted. Each account is protected and requires complex password and unique password. Multi-factor authentication is also available.
  • Anonymous Client Profiles – Bilateral Base does not require you to enter any personally identifiable information about your clients. 
Yes. You can download your Business Associate Agreement (BAA) by creating a free account and selecting ‘Settings’.
Yes. As a UK-based organisation we are compliant with both GDPR and UK GDPR.

Yes, Our built-in video conferencing uses a leading industry standard video conferencing technology called WebRTC that is very secure and so is ideal for all types of therapy session even when bilateral stimulation tools are not being used.