EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
Let me introduce myself, my name is Lynne Douglas, and I am a Fully Accredited EMDR and CBT therapist, my background is in mental health nursing and over 20 years ago I worked on Acute wards for a number of years before pursuing individual therapy in the form Cognitive therapy and then later EMDR.
My reasons for doing this is because I really don’t like to see people suffer, and if I can use my knowledge and experience to help people achieve their goals and move forward with their life, to be free of trauma, then I want to, it makes me feel good. I take pride in what I do and I continue to learn and grow with each new client that comes my way.
I like to describe therapy as going on a car journey, you are the driver because you are the expert in you. I am the navigator helping you get to where you want to go in the shortest route possible. Therapy is a joint process and all that is needed is a willingness to give it a go.
Many clients have said that they wished they had come for therapy years ago, feeling like they have struggled for years often not really knowing why and if often doesn’t make sense when everything else in life may appear perfect. Don’t wait any longer, the time is now, make a change, you can do this and I am here to guide and support you through the whole process.
There have been times in my own life that I have accessed therapy myself, I know how hard that can be. I felt like I should be able to cope, I know about mental health, know what to do to maintain a healthy balanced life yet, emotions don’t seem to care how clever and knowledgeable we are, we can all struggle with mental health.
So if you are looking to find out why you feel the way you do, to release and let go of overwhelming emotions, or to explore that feeling that something isn’t quite right then get in touch and begin your therapeutic journey today.
What people say about my therapy .....
When I initially contacted Lynne for therapy, I had not heard of EMDR, and was looking for CBT support. When I met with Lynne to discuss therapy options, I was sceptical of EMDR and felt that CBT was a better fit with my specific issues, since it had been effective in the past. But after Lynne had explained how EMDR can help an individual deal with their anxieties, I agreed to give it a go.
The result has been that I have managed to address some deep-seated anxieties which had foundations is some early childhood memories. It has helped me to understand myself better and in turn, manage more effectively the anxieties that have been part of my life since a very early age. I now feel liberated from those memories and I feel better empowered to move forward in my life. C.L. March 21
Thank you, Lynne
This was a new therapy concept for me, but this appealed as previous therapies have been unsuccessful.
Initially, I found the sessions tough & did not look forward to my sessions as they were very emotive. But I persevered as I wanted to feel better and remove my debilitating grief and anxiety. I'm glad I did.
After the first sessions, I began to look forward 'almost' to the sessions, as I became more empowered & felt more positive over the proceeding weeks. I have now finished my sessions feeling I have achieved & accomplished so much. I feel hopeful and optimistic for the future, equipped with skill & techniques I can take forward.
Thank you so much Lynne for all your help. You've been brilliant! JM Feb 21
I really liked the EMDR process as it took me straight to my unconscious thoughts/feelings without me having to try to think too much. The process got to the core of my issues and allowed my feelings to be expressed. The reprocessing then helped me to form positive images and thoughts, creating pleasant memories. I have resolved problems from my past that were preventing me having a happy life. I now feel empowered and have a more loving relationship with myself. Over the years I have tried numerous therapy approaches that have not been as successful as EMDR. I would highly recommend this process if you want to be free of underlying problems that have not been resolved. E.J. Feb 2021
Lynne has helped me enormously with my anxiety issues. Sometimes the issues in your head seem trivial but they arn't to Lynne and she helps you put things in perspective. Through talking and EMDR she helps you see that most issues and worries are very deep rooted in the past. Being asked to recall the first time that you had a particular thought and feeling can be a little daunting but it's amazing how a particular memory, thought and feeling comes back quite quickly - stuff that I haven't thought about for 30 years came back as if it was yesterday. It's a remarkable process. M.L. Jan 2021
I was very sceptical of EMDR in particular, but it proved to be incredibly useful for helping process past trauma. To the point, I feel completely rid of certain bad emotions tied to specific events" M.S. 03/20
Thank you so much! It has been a long journey that at times has felt almost too difficult to continue but i alway felt safe and supported and knew the outcome would be worth it, and i was right. I finally feel like I am free of the things I have carried around with me for years and I am optimistic about the future. I cannot recommend Lynne and EMDR highly enough! A.B. Dec 2019
I wouldn't have believed my life could have been turned around like it has in such a short time. The rest of my life starts now. Client M.L. October 19
I wasn't sure what to expect from this therapy but really glad I did it. I have learnt a alot about managing stress, anxiety and emotion than I could have imagined. This therapy has helped me overcome some old emotional issues I didn't even know existed. EMDR therapy works in ways I don't understand still but it works all the same.thank you for teaching me these techniques that other therapies have failed with. Client A.D. August 19
I didn't know what to expect but Lynne was welcoming & non Judgemental. After just a few session I was less anxious, calmer & sleeping much better. Even my family noticed a difference. Would recommend to others don't suffer in silence." L.H. March 19
I was initially apprehensive about EMDR Therapy, however being made to feel as relaxed and as comfortable as possible made it easier to take on board what was needed and focus on the methods to help me through the traumas I had been referred for.
I have taken a lot of tools away with me to use as and when I may need them in the future and now feel more confident in facing any further traumas/memories in a more positive way, so being able to process them effectively, rather than them affecting me in a negative way." L.M. Feb 19
After having a lot of therapy with different styles I didn't think this would help as much as it has! I am in such a better place and so glad I came and stuck it out. Thanks a lot! L.C. November 18
I was sceptical about the process prior to starting the treatment, however I was supprised after the first session just how much it had helped. J.M. October 18.
Allowed me to break down my thoughts/trauma/emotions so that I started thinking rationally again, which then calmed my anxiety, improved my moods and made me feel happier/see things clearer/have a better understanding of myself and emotions. The sessions and help that has been provided for me is something I will be forever thankful for, would highly recommend. W.R. August 18
Before I went for therapy I was very nervous of what would happen and how I would feel, Lynne made me feel very secure and understood how I felt. She taught me coping methods and to put some memories away but not forgotten. I feel so much better now. I am sleeping better having been taught relaxing methods. I trusted Lynn with past memories that some of my closest friends don't know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. T.P. July 18
Absolutely surpassed my expectations, really helped me to tackle a range of issues around a traumatic event and helped me get back to normal. Thank you ever so much! D.T. March 18
I was in a bad place whenknow she is there for me if I have a bad time. I first saw Lynne, She was absolutely brilliant with me. I would never have thought that therapy (EMDR) could make me feel like I do today, it took only 4 weeks to get me to this point. I would highly recommend Lynne to friends and I also know that she is there for me I have a bad time. G.E. 3/18
Thank you card received with a handwritten poem. Thank you so much......
For helping me through this difficult time.
This card is just for you.
To thank you for your patience,
your understanding too.
The advice and support you offered,
was really from the heart.
And who I am today,
You especially played a part.
Thank you. B.H. February 18.
Lynne is an amazing therapist, I can't believe how much better I'm doing. I was a real pessimist. S.S. September 17.
Initially I was very unsure of attending these sessions. We used EMDR and in the first instance, it was extremely tiring but improved as the sessions went forward. Personally, it worked very quickly for me but I have a positive attitude. Thank you Lynne I am back to my normal self. K.M. August 17.
I am amazed how I feel now after my sessions. Being able to talk to someone has helped me enormously. The treatment has been very worthwhile and my anxious thoughts have almost gone. As you informed me I did feel worse before I felt better. I would advise anyone with mental health difficulties to give it a try. S.W. June 2017 (EMDR Therapy)
It was a new experience, relaxing environment and I learnt a lot of new skills - personal development. C.M. May 2017
I didn't think at first that the therapy was for me, after a while it started to make sense and therefore I started to feel the benefit from the sessions, I am glad I gave it go, and am feeling a lot better from the experience. C.S. April 17( EMDR therapy)
When we 1st met Lynne, I was a mess, living in a thick fog,but Lynne made me feel so at ease, and with her help the fog went. Lynne is a wanderful therapist and we can not thank her enough for helping to give me my life back. J & M 2016
Lynne has been brilliant, I would recommend her and EMDR to everyone that has struggled with trauma memories. I am so pleased with the results in such a short time I wish I could have been here sooner. I can't thank Lynne enough for giving me back my freedom and knowing it's ok to get a little emotional. I didn't think I would ever get over my accident but I have and that is amazing. E.G. 2016
When we first met Lynne I was in a mess living in a thick fog, but Lynne made me feel so at ease, and with her help the fog went, Lynne is wonderful therapist and we can not thank you enough for helping to give me my life back." J & M 2016
Thank you card received saying ' doing things for others is such a special art...and it deserves a "Thank You" directly from the heart'. Thanks for all your help. C.W. 2016
You made me feel very much at ease. I enjoyed my therapy sessions, a very caring and understanding lady. Made me feel much better. S.B. 2016
I was extremely nervous about starting therapy but Lynne made me feel comfortable from day one. EMDR enabled me to revisit childhood trauma that I had forgotten existed, yet made so much sense to the way I was feeling and why. It may sound cliche, however, therapy has enabled me to empower myself and tell me that I have choices in how I live my life. Therapy has enabled me to accept that I am still me, but that I have the right tools to manage situations that once may have triggered unwanted emotions.
Thank you, SE 2021