The EMDR Association’s aim is for every member to have access to a regional group and the chance to contribute towards, and to be consulted on, Association matters. However, it requires the interest and availability of members at a local level to get involved on a voluntary basis, just as members of the Association’s board are all volunteers.

Some regions have a formally elected regional group, whereas others may have less formal “interest groups” that meet regularly and may arrange guest speakers or training events.

The majority of regions have a regional contact, and they are listed below. They have volunteered to act as a communication point and should be able to let members know what is going on in their area.

For more information on the role of regional or special interest groups, please download the Regional Groups Handbook.

The Association’s Regional and Special Interest Group Coordinator (RSIGC) can be contacted for advice and support on any matters relating to the regional and special interest groups by email

Regional groups reps

Beds, Bucks & Herts

Christine Habermehl

East Anglia

Lauli Moschini


Philip Andrews


Sandie Meacher

Near West

David Wilcox

North East

Sarah Robinson

North West

Emma McClane

South Central

Nicola Coulter

South West

Ruth Sewell


Ines Santos


Antonia Scott Lawson

West Midlands

David Pike


Lesley Robinson

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups consist of members who share an interest in a particular client group, area of work or issue. They can be formed subject to the Association Council being satisfied that the establishment of the Group will support and enhance the Objects of the Association.

Members are free to join any Group that supports their interests within the Association. You can find out more about Special Interest Groups through contacting them direct, reading about their activities in the Newsletter or via the Regional and Special Interest Groups co-ordinator by email

SIG Membership Application Form

Download Handbook (updated Oct 2023)

Climate Change SIG

Martina Leeven

Dissociation SIG

Sharon Croskin

Eating Disorders SIG

Pam Virdi

EMDR and Forensic SIG

Sarah Robinson


Romy Sherlock

NHS Consultants

Carolyn Stone

Perinatal EMDR SIG

Miriam Inder

Psychosis SIG

Susannah Colbert

Refugee & Migrant SIG

Matthew Wilcockson

Sexology EMDR SIG

Nicola Pinder


Alexandra Dent

National Association

President Matthew Wesson
Secretary Louise MacKinney
Regional Group Coordinator Oenone Dudley
Past President Mike O’Conner m.o’
President Elect Kath Norgate