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Near West

Our purpose

Welcome to the page of the Near West Regional EMDR group.  Our purpose is to inform, educate and support EMDR therapists in Bristol and the surrounding counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon, though this does not exclude others from farther afield.  The only requirement to join this regional group is to be a member of the UK and Ireland EMDR Association.  If you wish to join and be on our mailing list, please contact us at nearwestemdr@gmail.com, including whether you offer EMDR supervision, and your approximate location.

The regional group usually meets twice a year and coincides with a training event, for which CPD points are usually awarded.

The committee is composed of volunteers and will be formally voted in at the October 2018 AGM.

Forthcoming events

Saturday 19th June 2021, 9.00 – 5.00: EMDR for the Treatment of PTSD, C-PTSD and Beyond. Details and tickets can be found here: www.tickettailor.com/events/nearwestemdrassociationregionalgroupcommittee/493568/ 

All events will be held at Engineers House in Bristol.

Previous events

26th January 2019: Sandi Richman – “Brush Up your EMDR skills – perfecting the dance of EMDR”.

17th May 2019: Pam Virdi & Jackie Nicholls – “EMDR with Eating Disorders”.

5th October 2019: Gus Murray – “EMDR with every client”.

31st January & 1st February 2020: Arun Mansukhani – “EMDR intervention for adults with childhood insecure attachment and attachment trauma”.

3rd October 2020: Dr Robin Logie – “EMDR for OCD”.


Justin Havens, Julie Harper, David Wilcox, Lucy Nicholas, Claire Oaten, Tom Hulme