Referral Network

Visitors to this site or to EMDR Focus seeking EMDR psychotherapy from an attachment-informed perspective can find details below of colleagues trained in this approach.

Note that Braynework and EMDR Focus offer this informal service in good faith, and take no responsibility for any connection or psychotherapy which might ensue from contacts made through this website.

Mic Austen

I am currently available for referrals:Yes

Hi, I started my EMDR training in 2007 but didn't use it until I discovered Attachment-Informed EMDR when my transpersonal psychotherapy training and EMDR really came together in a way that has proved very effective for helping clients really make changes and live life well.

I have studied with Laurel Parnell, the originator of Attachment-Focused EMDR and with Mark Brayne who has brought his own ideas and enthusiasm to the Attachment work.

The Attachment work gave me the tools I needed to change the way I work and get my Accreditation as an EMDR Practitioner.

I now work in a trauma-informed way using Attachment-informed EMDR where necessary to shift early developmental trauma, as well as recent onset symptoms such as anxiety, depression, etc.

Address if working in-person as well as online:   36 Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5HA

Level of EMDR certification/accreditation:Accredited Practitioner

Work with Couples:   No

How best to reach me:  Mobile

Level of training and experience in AI-EMDR:Unleash your EMDR: Release the Magic Part 1, Unleash your EMDR Part 2 (intergenerational EMDR, parts work, dreams), Laurel Parnell's 3-day practical workshop

Molly Seckl

I am currently available for referrals:No

My core training is as a Person-Centred Therapist and I have been practicing since since 2000.

I am a Senior BACP-accredited counsellor and an accredited EMDR Practitioner.

I have been practicing as an AF-EMDR therapist since 2018.

Level of EMDR certification/accreditation:Accredited Practitioner

Work with Couples:   No

How best to reach me:  Email

Level of training and experience in AI-EMDR:Unleash your EMDR: Release the Magic Part 1

Nicola Thorne

I am currently available for referrals:Yes

I am a counselling Psychologist, trained in person-centred, CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am also trained in Behavioural Couples Therapy and an accredited EMDR practitioner.

Address if working in-person as well as online:   12 Southfield Close

Level of EMDR certification/accreditation:Accredited Consultant

Work with Couples:   Yes

How best to reach me:  Mobile

Level of training and experience in AI-EMDR:Unleash your EMDR: Release the Magic Part 1, Unleash your EMDR Part 2 (intergenerational EMDR, parts work, dreams)

Penny Smith-Lee Chong

I am currently available for referrals:Yes

I'm a Attachment-Informed EMDR therapist, as well as an EMDR Europe-Accredited Consultant and Clinical Supervisor; Chartered Psychologist and HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist.

That's quite a mouthful – really meaning that I'm thoroughly experienced in using EMDR to help my clients heal attachment wounds including Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). Then you can start to truly 'live' your life rather than just 'survive' – often our coping mechanisms are purely survival tool but this is not living.

C-PTSD is actually more common than often thought, and almost always attachment-based wounds underlying.

Attachment is so important in our upbringing, but was not really recognised as such until fairly recently. Most of us don't realise until we have broken relationships, conflict within family, depression, anxiety that underlying these are actually attachment wounds from our own upbringing (what we call in EMDR – small 't' traumas which soon add up).

Furthermore, some of this isn't even our own, but passed down through generations.

Fortunately, AI-EMDR and Intergenerational EMDR can help you heal these wounds and live a full life – truly doing what we humans are meant to do – connect to each other!

Do contact me if you might like me to help you truly live your life and stop just surviving. I look forward to hearing from you. See my website for details.

Address if working in-person as well as online:   Sheffield but moving to south east this year

Level of EMDR certification/accreditation:Yes

Work with Couples:   No

How best to reach me:  Email

Level of training and experience in AI-EMDR:Unleash your EMDR - Release the Magic Part 1, Unleash your EMDR Part 2 (intergenerational, parts, dreams)

Rebecca O'Callaghan

I am currently available for referrals:Yes

I've been a practicing Gestalt Therapist since 2008 and having personal experience of trauma, I have always been drawn to this kind of work. I found EMDR tremendously healing and so embarked on adding that tool to my toolbox in 2018 and am now an Accredited EMDR Practitioner.

I am currently training in Internal Family Systems and find it goes beautifully with EMDR and trauma work.

Overall I would say I integrate many different approaches into my work, blending science and art, trusting my body and my heart, and dancing with connection and disconnection.

First and foremost I find the relationship to be the most important element in the work, which, if providing enough safety, can enable healing, transformation and growth.

EMDR is a powerful tool, along with many psychotherapeutic concepts, modalities and methods, but as they say, “the scalpel does not make the surgeon”.

It is my life's work to continue my deep personal exploration and unfolding of myself, and in so doing, along with my clients' guidance, sharpening my tools and using them with deeper integrity, fluidity, and compassion.

Address if working in-person as well as online:   Cabinteely, Dublin, Ireland. And online.

Level of EMDR certification/accreditation:Yes

Work with Couples:   No

How best to reach me:  Email

Level of training and experience in AI-EMDR:Mark Brayne's Unleash your EMDR Part 1, Mark Brayne's Unleash your EMDR Part 2 (intergenerational, parts, dreams)