Mark Brayne, MA, UKCP

Mark Brayne, MA, UKCP, is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and was for 30 years international correspondent and senior editor for the Reuters news agency and the BBC World Service.

With postings from 1974 to 1992 in Moscow, in Berlin, Central Europe, China and London, Mark covered the final decades of communism, including the epochal demonstrations on Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989 and the violent fall of the Ceausescu regime in Romania at Christmas that year.

Mark gained his Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychotherapy in 2000, and was from 2004-2008 a Board member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS).

In close liaison with the Parnell Institute in the US, Mark runs advanced workshops across the UK in Dr Parnell’s model of Attachment-Focused EMDR, and organizes her training visits to the UK. With their company EMDR Focus, Mark and Jutta have since 2015 trained approaching 500 practitioners in this approach.

In 2013, after the end of his second marriage and a decade living in the Cotswolds, Mark remarried his first (German) wife Jutta, now also a psychotherapist, EMDR Practitioner and Consultant-in-training (and also attending this conference). They have three grown-up children and live in Mark’s home town of Sheringham on the UK’s North Sea coast.