Lorna Day MBACP (Reg.), MSc, FdA
Welcome to my profile
I am an experienced and supportive counsellor offering a non-judgmental space for you to talk about any life or relationship difficulties that are concerning you. I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments to suit your circumstances and short or long term counselling depending on your needs. Counselling is a way of finding out about yourself to help get a better understanding of your feelings and why some relationships and situations may cause you to feel repeatedly upset, angry, sad, depressed or anxious.
I am fully qualified (BACP registered) and I have worked in the NHS for many years counselling people in difficult circumstances (including people living with disability, life-long diseases and cancer) as well as working with those wanting to make changes in their day-to-day lives. Counselling can help with any problem, big or small, allowing you to speak freely and confidentially without fear of causing upset or damage to relationships. I will meet you for counselling sessions in my home in Albrighton, in a calm and private setting on the ground floor with disabled access and off road parking.
Many people feel a sense of relief when they can finally understand patterns of behaviour in themselves and others around them. We will work together to help you acquire new ways of dealing with whatever it is that troubles you. I am also a qualified nurse and so have an understanding of the medical issues often associated with unhappiness. I can help you with feelings related to a number of problems when perhaps you feel you are struggling to cope, but you do not need to have a reason for being unhappy to seek counselling. Finding out why you have the feelings you do is part of the process. Counselling is for people of all ages. Gaining insight at any age can allow you to lead the life you deserve.
Please feel free to call, text or email me and we can arrange an initial appointment to meet up and talk about how and when we can work together. I provide a free pre-arranged 20 minutes phone consultation to help you decide whether counselling would be helpful for you.
I know how difficult it can be to pick up the phone and talk to a stranger about a personal problem. I aim to make it as easy for you as possible so that you can feel supported whatever is on your mind.
How we will work together
Counselling/psychotherapy is tailored to meet your individual needs whether attending on your own or as a couple. Don't worry if it is new to you. I will explain what to expect and we will regularly check on your progress. We will work in partnership to address whatever it is that has brought you to counselling so that you no longer feel overwhelmed or stuck in painful reaction patterns. Your mind will begin to clear and allow you to see what is within your control.
Almost all couples experience difficulties with communication at times. This can lead to dissatisfaction with the relationship and make partners question whether they are really suited to each other. Together we will put trust at the centre of your partnership by strengthening your communication and increasing your confidence in handling conflict. If necessary, we can even explore the long term future of the relationship honestly and realistically in a way that enables both of you to be heard.
You are welcome whether heterosexual or LGBTQ.
What clients have written about me
"Lorna literally changed my life and for that I cannot thank her enough… I don’t think I would have stuck with counselling if it was not for her and the skills I learnt with her are always going to be with me. For anyone who may be doubting counselling, then I say just try it once with Lorna."
"The environment was just right - warm and friendly."
"It struck the right balance between being professional and relaxing."
"Lorna is easygoing and friendly which put me at ease."
"Her guidance has helped me greatly and without her help I don't think I would be as happy and relaxed as I am now."
"Before I started counselling, I was struggling to understand how to unravel my feelings of anger, grief and frustration and the huge guilt that came with having those feelings. Lorna helped me to identify their source, name them and fully explore them. Thanks to Lorna, I am now confident that I can move forward with my life and my loved ones in a much more positive way."
Enquiries are welcome even if you are unsure whether counselling is for you. I am happy to talk with you about how counselling may benefit your particular situation. When conflicts arise in relationships, many people will naturally attempt to fix them only to find that it becomes difficult to decide when to ask for help. Choosing counselling as a way forward to see your problems more clearly can bring about changes to resolve the situation. I can help you to reassess your life and create the future you want.
- Do get in touch on 07899 755642 or email via red button above to talk things through with no obligation. Counselling changes lives.
- The initial phone consultation is free and confidential, helping you to decide without inconvenience if you would like to meet. Alternatively, I can arrange this face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – I practise within their ethical framework requiring continuing professional development and supervision for your safety.
- Foundation degree (FdA) in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accred. Middlesex University London)
- Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
- Registered genetic counsellor* (Professional Standards Authority accred.)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- MSc in Research Methods in Health (University of Southampton)
- Registered general nurse
I have worked as a counsellor in an NHS genetics department since 2003 meeting families and individuals of all ages coping with illness and disability. I have mentored students and other staff members and counselled countless people from diverse backgrounds and of different ethnicities and faiths. I have also worked with young people in an established counselling service and prior to that I was a nurse and researcher.
Do you or a relative have a long term health condition?
It can be overwhelming to struggle on your own when you or a loved one is affected. Many conditions cannot be cured and discovering how to live life to the full can transform how you feel. Together we can make this happen to enable you to realise the best choices for you and your family.
I am able to help you work through a broad spectrum of issues:-
Anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression, relationship and family issues, child related issues, separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals, seasonal affective disorder (sad), postnatal depression, addiction(s), abuse, emotional abuse, attachment disorder, feeling sad, anger management, alcoholism, bereavement, low self-esteem/low confidence, attachment disorder, Asperger's syndrome, stress, work related stress, internet addiction, career and life change adjustments, binge-eating disorder, eating disorders, sex problems and post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have detailed knowledge of many inherited conditions such as Huntington disease and longstanding experience of working with families affected by genetic disorders whether personally or within the family. My role as a counsellor would not be to give medical advice but rather to support you and your family in managing any challenges you face.
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One to one:
£40 per session - concessions available for counselling students
£50 per session
£30 per session
Sessions last 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples.
Initial sessions are 1 hour 15 minutes with no additional charge.
You will be given an appointment usually within 5 days. Next day requests will be met wherever possible. I aim to respond to messages and emails as soon as I possibly can within 24 hours.
There is no obligation to continue following a meeting. It is important that you feel comfortable although getting to know each other can take a few sessions. In most cases appointments will be weekly but different schedules are also possible.
Local transport links include rail and bus services all within easy walking distance of my practice in the centre of Albrighton.
I have a dedicated room for counselling on the ground floor with disabled access. Please feel free to ask me about this to ensure it meets your needs. There is secure parking.
I hold full indemnity and liability insurance. I am a registered member of the professional counselling body, the BACP (see above). You can obtain verification from www.bacp.co.uk - Check the BACP Register.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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MON - SUN 9AM - 9PM. No additional charge out of hours. Short notice available.
Types of client