I've been doing EMDR for the past year. Everything in my life prior to about age 15 did not exist. Since that time I've recovered pieces of the puzzle that has allowed me to put together what happened to me. How long it lasted. Who was the primary perpetrator....and triggers...lots of them. Also identified multiple coping mechanisms that I used to survive that today I can look at an marvel how damn well I've done all things considered.
I'm not perfect, still have alot of work ahead of me. Still have crap days when the gloom doesn't shake off....BUT....I am in a much better place today than I was one year ago when the only thing that occupied my mind was finality in existence.
I understand it isn't for everyone, but as a PTSD survivor, this work has improved my life and given me hope to live. Best of luck in your endeavors.