Doug Osborne

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EMDR for Trauma, Anxiety, depression, Abuse, North London
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, N5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

EMDR and relational talk therapy for physical, emotional and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, North London.

Face to face or Online Therapy in a safe and warm space to explore your needs.

A very warm welcome to my page. I've been working as a therapist for almost twenty years and recognise coming to therapy can be challenging.  I offer relational-psychoanalytic and EMDR therapy to help you in your progress.

After many years working as a therapist I had a realisation that many of my clients had certain similarities and sometimes there seemed to be some familiar themes in their early years; absent fathers, critical parenting, taking care of siblings when they were children, difficulties at school that went unrecognised, and the extremes of emotional response in a family setting - from overly concerned mum and dad to a type of ‘pull yourself together’ approach to the challenges of growing up. This could also be the backdrop to more challenging events such as physical and sexual abuse. 

EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) allows access to old memories that unconsciously drive thoughts and feeling in the present. EMDR has become more and more recognised as a highly effective treatment for trauma, the resulting anxiety, phobias and depression and long term relational difficulties.

I extended my basic EMDR training in 2015 and trained as an attachment EMDR Psychotherapist. This approach allows safe and deep healing of psychological wounds; some of the specialist areas where I have worked extensively are physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. I've worked in a variety of therapy settings for almost twenty years, including hospital, GPs and private practice.

Here's a great video on how attachment EMDR helps

You can explore EMDR at

Training, qualifications & experience

Attachment EMDR Practitioner

Integrative psychotherapy and counselling MA Roehampton University

Ai-EMDR Trained Therapist
EMDR Europe Trained Therapist
CBT Trained - Christine Padesky

I have treated clients with long term depressive conditions, a host of anxiety related issues from work pressure to life transition challenges such as a new child, passing of an important relationship, or ageing.

I have worked with a large number of clients that have symptoms related to difficult childhood circumstances, presenting as phobias, panic attacks, high anxiety, depression and addictions.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 - £140.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Face to face or online

General Counselling, relationships, life stages, also EMDR Psychotherapy Specialist 

Guideline Fees dependant on income
All sessions including assessments are £  70.00 - £140.00 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays Mondays and Tuesday for regular appointments. Some ad hoc appointments available Thursdays.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Doug Osborne
Doug Osborne