Welcome to Braynework, specialising in trauma therapy and support, couples counselling, supervision and more from husband-and-wife team of Mark and Jutta Brayne.
As you browse around our website, we hope you enjoy the sprinkling of images of lighthouses and cycling (our joint passion, admittedly in abeyance at the moment), 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.
Both Mark and Jutta are EMDR Europe-Accredited Consultants, and both originally trained as integrative, transpersonal psychotherapists at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) near Paddington in London. We 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.
Those stories can manifest as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in its most obvious form, but also 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 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 (we were divorced for 13 years before remarrying in 2013) of which neither of us had any inkling when we met in Moscow in 1974.
As well as working with individuals, Mark and Jutta are both qualified and experienced couples therapist (CCPE 2010 and 2015), trained in the same transpersonal approach to working with relationships. There’s more information about that here.
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 from 2002-2008 of the Dart Centre Europe for Journalism and Trauma, he has long supported 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.
If you’d like to know more, do get in touch.