EMDR Focus is sister training company to Braynework Ltd, working closely with Dr Laurel Parnell, author of several books and highly respected trainer in what she describes as Attachment-Focused EMDR.

We’ve brought Dr Parnell to London four Septembers in (almost) a row now –  2015, 2017 and (at the Mary Ward House Conference Centre in London, see picture) in 2018 for trainings and a seminar in her approach.

We’ve also worked in the past to support UK trainings with Dr Jim Knipe of EMDR Toolbox fame, and  Dr Jamie Marich, author of EMDR Made Simple, is a close associate.

Peruse our personal biographies and backgrounds below. Please note: that the inclusion of names and biographies on this website does not necessarily imply any contractual or other longer-term relationship between EMDR Focus and those named here.

mark brayne
Mark Brayne EMDR-Europe Accredited Consultant, Co-Director of Braynework mark@braynework.com

With a background in journalism (30 years with Reuters and the BBC, and Cold War postings in Moscow, Berlin, Vienna and Beijing) and in all-too-often bad news, I’m co-Director with my partner Jutta Brayne of both EMDR Focus (as our EMDR training arm), and of our sister company Braynework through which we offer psychotherapy. (more…)

Dr Laurel Parnell
Dr Laurel Parnell EMDR-Europe Accredited Consultant, Director of the Parnell Institute

Laurel Parnell PhD is the Director of the Parnell Institute and developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR. She is an internationally recognised clinical psychologist, author, and leading expert on Eye-movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Since 1995 she has trained thousands of clinicians in EMDR both nationally and internationally. (more…)

Annabel McGoldrick
Annabel McGoldrick EMDR-Europe Accredited Consultant, EMDR Training Facilitator annabelmcg@mac.com

Annabel McGoldrick is Training Facilitator with EMDR Focus, specialising in Attachment-Focused EMDR, and runs a thriving full time EMDR psychotherapy practice in Central Oxford whilst teaching part-time at the University of Sydney in Australia. (more…)

Jutta Brayne
Jutta Brayne EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner

Reflecting EMDR Focus’ integrative and client-centred approach to psychotherapy, I bring to my work a thorough and comprehensive training in several mainstream therapy approaches, including trauma therapy, allowing me to offer psychotherapy closely tailored to your needs and wishes as client. (more…)

Shawn Katz EMDR-Europe Accredited Consultant, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist shawnkatz@btinternet.com

I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and UKCP-registered psychotherapist, having my Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in California, USA in 1999. (more…)

Sarah Robinson EMDR-Europe Accredited Consultant, CBT Therapist

My route into psychological therapies started in 2005 when, after qualifying as a nurse in the late 1990s, I first trained as a CBT therapist. After becoming familiar with this approach within a busy Crisis/Home Intensive treatment team, I was fortunate to secure a post as High Intensity Therapist with a local pilot IAPT service, going on to complete my EMDR training in 2009. (more…)

James Thomas
James Thomas EMDR UK Accredited Practitioner

James Thomas has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse for the past 25 years, and in 2014 was one of the first EMDR enthusiasts in the UK to train in depth (attending together with Mark Brayne a small group training event in York) with Dr Laurel Parnell. (more…)

Kristina Sandstrom
Kristina Sandstrom EMDR-Europe Accredited Consultant, Chartered Counselling Psychologist kristina.sandstrom@gmail.com

Kristina is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 13 years of experience within three nationally recognised services, including a tertiary specialist trauma service and a residential trauma clinic where she worked as a supervisor and trauma clinician. (more…)