This is the website of the EMDR Association of the UK and Ireland. We are the professional association of EMDR clinicians and researchers seeking the highest standards for the clinical practice of EMDR in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

EMDR Board Members

Please find information about our EMDR board (PDF).

EMDR Europe

For information about EMDR in the wider European region, please visit the website of the EMDR Europe Association.

EMDR Europe have uploaded their 20th Anniversary video on Youtube:

Ethical Code of EMDR

For details of the Statement of Ethical Principles of EMDR Europe, which incorporates the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland please follow this link:

EMDR Europe Code of Ethics

Our Patron

Terry Waite CBE

“I am delighted to support the EMDR Association UK and Ireland 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 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.”

Terry Waite CBE Biography


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.

Other EMDR Association of UK and Ireland Policies

If you would like further details about our other policies including Code of Conduct for Members, Equality & Diversity Policy, Media Relations Policy, Political Campaigning Policy and Privacy Policy, please follow this link: Click Here for Policy Page

EMDR Therapy Quarterly

This is now available to non-members with an interest in EMDR Research

Spring 2019 Vol 1 No 1

Summer 2019 Vol 1 No 2

Previous issues are available for members in the Members section here

Membership Benefits

Professional support & accreditation
Newsletter & journal subscription; reduced event fees
Access to peer supervision and online member area
More about membership