EMDR is an advanced psychotherapy requiring a high level of skill. A mental health clinical background is an essential prerequisite for the effective application of EMDR treatment.


Attendance at Richman EMDR Training workshops is limited to:


Mental Health Professionals 

  • Clinical Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or Psychological Society Ireland)
  • Counselling Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
  • Forensic Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
  • Psychiatrists (MRCPsych, SpR, SHO)
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Registered Mental Health Nurses
  • Mental Health Social Workers with experience of working clinically in a mental health setting


MUST hold accreditation OR have submitted proof that they have had their application approved for provisional accreditation for one of the following professional bodies:

  • BACP
  • UKCP
  • Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited Counsellor - AC)

General practitioners

Registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) who are experienced in psychotherapy and psychological trauma and are an accredited counsellor or psychotherapist or working towards a psychotherapy accreditation.


Clinical & Counselling Psychologists

In final year of training are acceptable with letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Art Psychotherapists

Registered with HCPC plus mental health training and working in a mental health setting may be accepted.

Occupational Therapists 

Registered with HCPC plus mental health training and working in a mental health setting may be accepted.