Welcome to our updated Braynework pages, now bringing you a choice of two highly experienced EMDR therapists, husband-and-wife team of Mark and Jutta Brayne.
Mark is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Jutta is an accredited EMDR Practitioner. We are both registered as psychotherapists with the UKCP, and adhere to their code of ethics.
We were both originally trained as integrative, transpersonal psychotherapists at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) near Paddington in London, where Mark sees clients, while Jutta is based now in North Norfolk.
You’ve probably chanced across or deliberately come to 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.
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 has trained also at the CCPE in the same transpersonal approach to working with relationships. There’s more information about that here on our website.
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 Mark has worked over the years and who’ve been prepared to share their amazing stories.
Mark is also a qualified psychotherapy supervisor (CCPE 2009), supporting also 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, he supports journalists and news organisations in the reporting and personal impact of traumatic events.
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 banner photographs on this website were captured during a cycling tour of the South Island in 2012.