Our Philosophy

confucius We excel at taking research-based psychological processes, models and techniques and transforming them into experiential processes for business settings.  When talking to Training & Development people we are often asked how we know our training has some lasting effect.

Our workshops draw from the enormous body of research on human behaviour, philosophy and psychology which feeds into the emotional self-regulation, interpersonal communications and creative relationship management processes at the heart of Secure Base work.  

Secure Base was formed following several years of nationwide work with Fire and Rescue Services, training their people to work in chaotic domestic settings with problem families and children.

The two Founders – Doug Osborne (Psychotherapist and Corporate trainer) and Dr Tony Evans (Counselling Psychologist and University Lecturer) learned that accepted psychological and therapeutic approaches could be simplified and made fun and accessible to the more general public to great effect.

Meet the Team


Doug Osborne



Doug is an experienced workshop facilitator, coach, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. He has been involved in personal development work since 1987.

His specialism is polishing personal effectiveness, getting team relationship on tip-top form and getting the very best creatively from a brand and its people.

Doug’s combines an eclectic mix of science based interventions, with a warm, relaxed training room that allows delegates space to find their own answers. 

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Dr Tony Evans



Tony loves the news, new ideas and thrives on how our day to day tasks could be shaped by the ever changing face of psychology research.

He enjoys London Theatre, the occasional fringe play and trying out new foodie restaurants (ask him where to eat!)

Tony is perfectly positioned to advise and guide on Secure Base programme development, with his canny ear to the research ground he is always at the leading edge of a discussion or comment on applying his field to business practice. 

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Dannie Lu Carr


Dannie is a Multi-Sector Business Consultant, Theatre & Film Director, Acting Coach and Writer.

She has worked successfully combining these fields for the last 7 years.

The main focus of Dannie's work is to combine the strengths of business and the arts, left-brain and right-brain thinking, and create a resilient ‘how to’ on getting things innovative, dynamic and practical.

Most importantly, Dannie’s work is all about truth.

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