Mark Brayne

Mark Brayne

Harnessing the Transformative Power of your Brain

Given that you’ve come to this site, the chances are that you’re looking for insightful and practical support in working through emotional stress and crisis – midlife, relationship, work, performance, misery old or new of which you’ve just had enough.

If so, working with you we might just be able to make a difference. To get an idea of how I work, I’ve summarised my approach to psychotherapy here.

A former foreign correspondent with the BBC, I specialise as psychotherapist in trauma, anxiety, depression and relationships.

I am an accredited Consultant in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), recommended by NICE for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I work from Mondays to Wednesdays near Paddington in London, and see EMDR supervisees on the North Norfolk coast in Sheringham, as well as on Zoom (like Skype, only better).

And for how this is experienced on the receiving end, do read some of the kind testimonials former clients have written for this website.

As well as working with individuals, I am a qualified psychotherapy supervisor, and with my journalistic background I also support journalists and news organisations in the reporting and personal impact of traumatic events.

While it’s always best if possible to meet face-to-face, I am happy to meet you online.

My standard hourly fee is £120, unless otherwise agreed.

I love the landscape of New Zealand, which is where I photographed most of the banner landscapes on this website during cycling tours of the South Island in 2012, and from the very top of Aotearoa (Cape Reinga) to the very bottom (Bluff) in 2016.

Click here for my latest CV, updated May 2016.

Contact Mark

If you’d like to know more about how I work, about my fees and my availability, please do get in touch.

And if you’re curious about my approach to psychotherapy, journalism (and life, I guess), feel free to download and explore some of the following articles I’ve contributed to various publications.

EMDR and the Transpersonal – EMDR Now January 2017

The Future of the Standard Protocol – EMDR Now January 2015

Hoffman Magazine August 2016

BACP Private Practice 2015

Journalists and mental health (Greenberg et al) 2009

Piece on Lovelock for Transformations 2009

Tackling the Macho Culture – ACW Book 2006

Emotions, Trauma and Good Journalism 2006

From Our Own Correspondent on Psychotherapy 2001

Guardian Media July 2002 on Journalism and Trauma

The Personal Experience of the Foreign Correspondent, Masters Thesis 2000