The EMDR Association UK is the professional body for EMDR clinicians and researchers seeking the highest standards of EMDR clinical practice in the United Kingdom.
We are constantly striving to support EMDR therapists by improving the practice and understanding of EMDR therapy. Membership of the EMDR Association UK provides opportunities for accreditation, peer supervision, training, CPD events, regional and special interest groups and information on the latest research.
To alleviate suffering and promote personal growth in those who have experienced trauma and other adverse life events by providing skilful, compassionate and effective EMDR therapy. We do this by advancing the theory and practice of EMDR, and through our commitment to ensuring the highest standards of treatment, research, continuing professional development and ethical practice.
Realising the potential of people through EMDR therapy
Through the implementation of our strategic aims we will strive to:
EMDR Association UK is a charity with a voluntary Board of Trustees which takes responsibility for managing the affairs of the Association. We also have a small group of part-time staff to help us run the organisation and support our members. Please explore our Meet The Team page to find out more.
For information about EMDR in the wider European region, please visit the website of the EMDR Europe Association.
To view the Statement of Ethical Principles of EMDR Europe, which incorporates the EMDR Association UK please follow this link:
Terry Waite CBE
“I am delighted to support the EMDR Association UK and raise awareness of this wonderful, often-life saving, and most effective of therapeutic treatments. I was very fortunate not to have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after spending five years in captivity, but there are many people with this debilitating and life threatening condition, who could be helped if they knew about EMDR. The therapy has very prestigious endorsements including World Health Organisation (WHO) approval for the treatment of PTSD in both adults and children. I hope these endorsements and the implementation of the WHO’s Mental Health Action Plan will further its use throughout the world, benefitting many more people who have had terrible experiences they are struggling to come to terms with.”
If you have a complaint about the conduct of an individual EMDR therapist, your complaint should be directed to the professional or regulatory body with whom they are registered. Click Here for Policy Page, which includes the Association’s own complaints policy.