Finding Direction with EMDR Therapy

Welcome to Braynework, offering trauma therapy and support, couples counselling, supervision and more from two highly experienced psychotherapists, husband-and-wife team of Mark and Jutta Brayne.

We both specialise in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), with Mark working mainly in London and Jutta in North Norfolk, and both of us on Skype.

As you browse around our new website, we hope you enjoy the liberal sprinkling of images of lighthouses and cycling (our joint passion), highlighting the Braynework theme of Finding Direction. (The lighthouse at the top of our landing page is for example at Pouto Point at the entrance to Kaipara Harbour on New Zealand’s North Island.)

If you’re looking for our advanced training support for practitioners in EMDR, please do visit our sister website at EMDR Focus.

Mark is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Jutta is an accredited EMDR Practitioner. We were both originally trained as integrative, transpersonal psychotherapists at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) near Paddington in London, and are registered as psychotherapists with the UKCP.

You’ve probably chanced across or intentionally landed on our website because of a recommendation or interest in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, in which we both specialise as an approach to healing not just recent trauma, but often old stuff buried deep in past experience.

Heading up towards Crown Range, between Queenstown and Wanaka, S. Island NZ.

Those stories can manifest as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in its most obvious form, but also more more often simply as depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviour or, especially also, relationship difficulties.

The link to childhood distress programmed into the system is all too often missed by the medical and even the psychotherapy professions.

While EMDR – and especially Dr Laurel Parnell’s inspiring way of working with attachment-focused EMDR – is at the heart of how we both approach psychotherapy, we both bring to our work a rich background in the widest range of therapeutic trainings.

We have also shared a long and growthful journey of personal and shared discovery that has taken us to live over the past four decades in Russia and Germany, Central Europe and China, and to places of personal challenge of which neither of us had any inkling when we met in Moscow in 1974.

As well as working with individuals, Mark is a qualified and experienced couples therapist (CCPE 2010), and Jutta recently (2015) trained also at the CCPE in the same transpersonal approach to working with relationships. There’s more information about that here.

If you’d like to read how some past clients have experienced the transformative power of EMDR, please do browse over to our testimonials page, compiled with thanks to clients with whom we have worked over the years and who’ve been prepared to share their amazing stories.

Mark is a qualified psychotherapy supervisor (CCPE 2009), supporting especially those working towards EMDR Practitioner or Consultant status.

As a former BBC and Reuters foreign correspondent and editor, and founding Director in 2002 of the Dart Centre Europe for journalism and trauma, Mark supports journalists and news organisations in the reporting and personal impact of traumatic events.

For more information about EMDR, follow the click here for our own explanation of what this is, or take a look at the website of the European EMDR Association.

Lismore Lighthouse, Scotland

With a daughter who’s moved to the other side of the world, both of us love the landscape of her New Zealand home, which is where most of the photographs on this website (though, confusingly we’ll admit, not the one immediately above) were captured during long-distance cycling tours in 2012 and 2016.

If you’d like to know more about how we work, about our fees and availability, please do get in touch. You can contact Jutta and Mark here.