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

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.

EMDR Focus is operated in tandem (excuse the literal pun…) by Mark and Jutta Brayne, from their home on the Norfolk Norfolk coast in the UK (though the photograph is of them cycling the Danube in 2018.)

Please browse on for our team’s personal biographies and backgrounds.

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…)

Katie Smith Organisational and Technical Support katie@bilateralbase.com

I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist and EMDR therapist in private practice, and also co-founder with my brother George of Bilateral Base, EMDR’s increasingly go-to web app for delivering this amazing therapy online.

I met Mark Brayne in 2019 when I interviewed him for my doctoral research into ‘How EMDR can be integrated into a relational therapeutic approach when working with clients presenting with complex trauma’. (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 Consultant jutta@braynework.com

As an EMDR Consultant and UKCP registered psychotherapist my work reflects EMDR Focus’ integrative, client-centred and attachment-informed approach to psychotherapy. My thorough and comprehensive training in several mainstream therapy modalities, including trauma therapy, allows me to offer psychotherapy closely tailored to your needs and wishes as client. (more…)

James Thomas
James Thomas EMDR UK Accredited Practitioner james.thomas349@googlemail.com

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…)