Loraine Rawson BA MBACP (accred)
Sometimes life can be a little overwhelming. Over my fifteen plus years as a BACP accredited counsellor working in Hitchin with individuals, couples, young people, and students in counselling trainings, I know that stuff happens, and naturally, our relationships sometimes have trouble keeping up.
I have worked in GP practices and voluntary organisations both as counsellor and supervisor, and been in private practise since 1997. I worked with Relate for three years, and have also worked extensively for Employee Assistance Programs, where I had experience dealing with short term solution focused interventions to deal with specific issues when necessary. However, long term change is often best brought about through longer term work.
Together we have an opportunity to explore how you may have come to view your life. Although I will not tell you what to do, I will encourage you to find your own insights so that you can find more successful ways of resolving your difficulties.
I work with depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties and breakdown, relationship enrichment, a sense of futility or defeat,frustrated expectations, substance dependence,loss,work related difficulties,stress,parenting issues,low self esteem and self confidence,and issues around abuse and boundary setting. My primary training is psychodynamic. Both this and my human experience of living as a member of a family and community enrich and inform our work.
Whilst few people relish the idea of therapy, it is just possible that we might enjoy our work together!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma psychodynamic counselling - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Hertfordshire
BACP accreditation-this is a post qualification accreditation requiring consistent monitoring and development both personal and professional.
I meet with colleagues on a regular basis for ongoing professional development and skill sharing.
Ten years working with young people.
Three years working with Relate.
Fifteen years counselling in private practice, including some clergy referrals, and students in counselling trainings.
Seven years counselling experience with major employee assistance program working with diversity of clients from pilots,legal counsel and medical practitioners and educationalists and creatives to lorry drivers and local authority employees. I welcome and enjoy diversity and variety in my work.
Constant commitment to continuing professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sometimes we defy categorisation.
Our together work might include but is not limited to:- unfulfilled expectations or ambitions, frustration, loss of interest or enjoyment in life, coming to terms with childhood experience, making peace with the past, finding a voice, living with trying family members, wanting to leave the past behind, wanting a more authentic sense of self, wanting to break old patterns of relating, wanting greater freedom of expression or spontaneity, finding out what you need, creating a more fulfilling life, strengthening relationships, increasing communication and intimacy, finding permission for spirituality, creating deeper connections, embracing new roles and dealing with change, creating life after loss, finding the lost parts of yourself, greeting new experience, saying goodbye, finding permission for a sexual self, enjoying appetite, loving your own life.
£45-£50 per session.Some concessions available according to income.
I am located ten minutes walk from Hitchin train station and town centre. Hitchin station offers access to Cambridge, Welwyn, Stevenage and King's Cross, and stations in between, and I am twenty minutes drive from Luton and St Albans. I frequently see clients from Herts, Beds, Essex and North London.
If you would like to contact me, please leave a telephone message or e mail and I will get back to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I arrange first sessions as soon as possible. Daytime, some evening,and weekend sessions available by arrangement. Twilight hours(4-7pm). Available over this Christmas and new year 2015.