Journalist Trauma Support

Mark Brayne, reporting for the BBC from Tiananmen Square, May 1989.



To journalists – or others working on the front line – looking for trauma support and treatment, Braynework can now connect you with highly experienced and competent trauma therapists to work through with you whatever has blown your emotional fuses.

Braynework’s Mark and Jutta Brayne have lived and worked abroad for much of their earlier professional life (a rather younger Mark on the right on Tiananmen Square in 1989 before the tanks went in…), and we specialise in what we find to be the most effective form of trauma treatment, rather awkwardly called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, or EMDR. (Recommended by NICE and the WHO, by the way, for PTSD…)

We work face to face and also, both increasingly and effectively, online (using end-to-end encrypted Zoom rather than Skype), and know from our own experience what it’s like to work on the front line and find that, at times, emotionally challenging.

With us, we now have a team of fabulous fellow therapists who bring EMDR to bear in the same way we do, focusing not just on the nasty stuff you might have experienced in the field, but the very personal meaning you will have made of that – which has to do with your relationships at work and at home, and, yes, very often with old childhood stories that are now getting in the way.

A talking cure this ain’t – we roll up our sleeves and do our best to make a difference.

So if you’d like to know more, please do get in touch with the wonderful Libby, who manages the front end of this brand new and still experimental referral network, and who will do her best to put you though to a trusted colleague who might be able to help.

Libby will explain when you talk things through how this works, and with that the financial implications.

We aim to keep costs as low as we can, bearing in mind that many of you wanting and needing this kind of support will be freelancers without a big corporate network to fall back on.

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