We have been listening to you and after many requests to run EMDR Refresher days and Working with Veterans Study Day.

We are pleased to launch dates below at £99 inc VAT, 6 CPD points per day for EMDR Association UK & Ireland Members, tea/coffee provided.

0900 Registration for 0930 Start-1630. Please bring own lunch.

EMDR Therapy Refresher Day

27th SEPTEMBER 2019 - CHESTER, Chester Friends Meeting House.


7th FEBRUARY 2020 - LONDON, Union Jack Club near Waterloo Tube.


The research that has led to EMDR Therapy being recommended by various national and international bodies is nearly all based around the effectiveness of the standard protocol.  Therefore, this day will focus on revising the whole 8 phases of the therapy including interactive exercises and video of real clinical sessions to demonstrate. There will be discussion about strategies about working with blocks and abreactions, including a revision of cognitive interweaves.  Discussions and questions will be promoted throughout the day. 

This day is suitable for all levels of EMDR experience (i.e., completed Part 1 through to Consultant).

Working with Military, Veterans and the Uniformed Services using EMDR Therapy

13th MARCH 2020 - LONDON, Union Jack Club near Waterloo Tube.


This workshop aims to provide practical ideas for understanding and working with military personnel, veterans and the uniformed services (Police, Prison Officers, Fire Service, Paramedics, Security personnel, etc). The workshop will address the special characteristics and culture of this population and how to adapt EMDR accordingly, with an emphasis on assessment, formulation and forming a strong collaborative alliance.  It will also, briefly, review the evidence in the client group and issues related to this including the disparity between NICE and Department of Defense guidelines.  

This day is suitable for all levels of EMDR experience (i.e., completed Part 1 through to Consultant).

Previous feedback from these study days

"Matt's open and inclusive way of training - makes the information easy to integrate into each person's practice.”

"I will be able to work with this group using EMDR with more confidence now.”

"Matt never missed a beat, taking each questions as they came and giving comprehensive answers that were informative to the rest of the group also.”

"Excellent day with useful information regarding working with this client group.”

"Fantastic presenter, very engaging and a brilliant refresher, thank you"
"I most liked the delivery, questions and answers, and video clips.Matts delivery was fantastic, content and pace excellent, and I liked the combination of PPT, slides, videos, sharing of experience and discussion."
"Matt is inspirational and honest. Very informative.”

Information about the Trainer

Matthew Wesson is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant, and has been using EMDR within his clinical work for nearly 20 years. He is also a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist.  He works as an independent practitioner, supervisor and trainer.  Previous to that he served in the Armed Forces for 21 years delivering mental health care to serving military personnel across the UK and also including tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He has had several articles published in peer-reviewed journals on both CBT and EMDR, and has presented at international conferences. 

“Matthew Wesson is one of a small number of mental health trainers with whom I have worked who is able to translate complex material into easy to digest mouthfuls of information which students are able to consume easily and enjoy the taste as they do so. His wonderful teaching style enables students to quickly grasp both the conceptual and factual elements of the subject being taught and his student feedback is universally excellent.” - Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London and Past President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society.

"Matt always gives a highly informative and flexible delivery and manages a plethora of comments and questions skill fully and in a way that seems to satisfy all.” - Previous workshop attendee