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)
  • Educational Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
  • Forensic Psychologists (Registered with HCPC)
  • Psychiatrists (Consultant Psychiatrist, StR/SpR Psychiatry)
  • Registered Mental Health Nurses (NMC)
  • Registered Mental Health Social Workers with experience of working clinically in a mental health setting (HCPC)


MUST be accredited with one of the following professional bodies:

  • BACP
  • UKCP
  • Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
  • Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited Counsellor - AC)
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
  • Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)

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.