Charitable Work


The EMDR Academy are passionate about supporting EMDR charities through offering our staff's time in training and clinical supervision and also by making donations.

Recently, Matt volunteered to train 24 psychiatrists and psychologists in Cairo, Egypt on behalf of Trauma Aid UK (previously known as HAP).  He is has visited again in September 2018 to complete the course!

Trauma Aid Charity work - Cairo 2018

This is the first time EMDR training has ever been run in the country, despite the high amount of trauma experienced by much of its population.

Trauma Aid UK Mission is to "advance the education for the public to benefit in psycho-therapeutic skills and knowledge to medical professionals and mental health professionals  in the treatment of traumatised patients in countries that do not have access to training" .


We also offer 5% discount for delegates wanting to attend our training who work full time for a registered UK charity.

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Matthew's 3 Peaks Challenge

Walking the 3 Peaks in 24 hours for Home for Good because this is an amazing charity and I like a challenge!

The EMDR Academy, will price match all donations. So whatever you give, we will double it!!!


EMDR Association of UK and Ireland

This charity is the professional association of EMDR clinicians and researchers seeking the highest standards for the clinical practice of EMDR in the United Kingdom and Ireland (  It is part of EMDR Europe.  We have various members of The EMDR Academy team that are active within the Association and give up their time and resources to help the charity in its development.  Matt Wesson is on the Board of Trustees and has the current portfolio of developing a new website for the Association.  Kath Norgate is the charity's treasurer and is also a Trustee.  Sue Darker-Smith is on the Child and Adolescent Committee of the Association.  Paul Keenan, one of our facilitators, is also a trustee and is the Regional Groups Coordinator.  We are so proud of supporting this charity and its vital work in promoting EMDR Therapy.


Other Charities we support


The Compassion difference

Compassion UK is a Christian charity passionate about empowering all children to overcome the obstacles poverty puts in their way. Their approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. It’s summed up in three simple words: Compassion for children. They show every child they matter, linking them with one sponsor whose support gives them a hope and a future. 


The Mercy difference

Mercy is a UK charity with the purpose of transforming the lives of vulnerable children. Jesus called it “making disciples”. It takes time and effort. Their purpose is to help young people have a future of hope and wholeness so they, too, can live a life of service to others.