Dr. Zeynep Zat is a distinguished medical professional, renowned for her expertise in trauma and psychological counselling. Accredited as an EMDR Trainer and Consultant by EMDR Europe, Dr. Zat holds the unique distinction of being recognised in both the UK and Türkiye, showcasing her international acclaim in the field. She is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and a valued member of the EMDR UK Association. She is also an approved trainer for both the EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) and the EMDR Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP).


Based in London, Dr. Zat dedicates her career to providing exemplary psychological counselling, supervision, and training services. With a profound commitment to trauma therapy, she has been instrumental in aiding adults with trauma symptoms since 2011, further enhancing her role as Projects Coordinator at the Institute for Behavioural Studies.


Dr. Zat’s humanitarian efforts are notable, particularly her voluntary service as a lead G-TEP therapist for Syrian refugees at a camp on the Syrian border of Türkiye. This significant work has been recognised through publication in a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Her research extends to the EMDR treatment of Fibromyalgia, a study that earned a $25,000 award from the EMDR Research Foundation. Dr. Zat has also contributed chapters on EMDR treatment for various conditions, including Migraine and Fibromyalgia, published by Springer Publishing Company.


Her dedication to trauma relief is further exemplified by her volunteer work with Trauma Aid Turkey, where she has delivered EMDR G-TEP Training and provided continuous group supervision for therapists aiding survivors of the February 6th Kahramanmaraş Earthquake. Moreover, she has offered to provide free EMDR therapy to victims of numerous tragedies, including the mining accident in Soma and terror attacks in Istanbul and Ankara.


As an educator, Dr. Zat is esteemed for her engaging and dynamic teaching style, imparting knowledge at various academic institutions. Her contributions to the medical and psychological fields, combined with her compassionate approach to treatment and education, make her a pillar in her profession.