Important message for potential clients

Be very cautious about claims that a therapy is “like EMDR” or contains bits of EMDR.

According to American Psychological Association ethical guidelines, all prescribed therapies should be done according to the standardised procedures that have been examined by research. If a therapist claims to be using EMDR, they must be following the protocols, standards and guidelines as set out in Dr Francine Shapiro’s latest edition of her Guilford Press text EMDR: Principles, Procedures and Protocols.

If your therapist is a member of the EMDR UK & Ireland Association, they have been trained to follow these standards by completing an EMDR training programme approved by EMDR Europe.

Find out about the minimum requirements for certification of EMDR trainings within Europe. (PDF download)