Lorna Slade MBACP (Reg) Ad Pro Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS
Hi, I'm Lorna and thank you for looking at my page. I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist working in a peaceful, accessible environment with private parking.
To find out how I can help I offer a 1.5 hour initial consultation (for the price of a 50 minute session) where we will look at why you'd like some counselling, what your goals are, and how we might work towards them. If you decide you want to move forward we will set a time to meet each week - be that evenings or daytime.
I use a wide range of approaches, as appropriate. I am empathic and non-judgemental but also results oriented, as I recognise that you want to make a real and lasting change. Our aims are that you will 'become your own therapist' and have new tools to deal with your situation or issue; that you will have more control over your thinking style, emotions and behaviours; deeper self-awareness and a more self-compassionate attitude. With that comes greater empowerment.
I am experienced in a wide range of areas including work issues, particularly bullying; depression; low self-esteem, low confidence; bereavement; relationship issues; family estrangement; scapegoating; anxiety including panic attacks; stress; emotional and physical abuse; chronic anger; addictions and compulsive behaviours such as over-spending, over-eating etc.
I worked as a volunteer counsellor for Basildon Mind for nearly three years. While at Mind I trained in the Rewind technique and have experienced good results with people with PTSD.
I specialise in working with adult children of narcissistic personality disordered parents and spiritual, emotional and physical recovery for those who are or have been involved with narcissists - see my interview on Phoenix Radio's Mental Health Matters podcast Episode 15, September 2016 http://bit.ly/2cxPkau.
I offer face-to-face or skype counselling as people communicate as much through their body language as they do verbally. In times past, if I hadn't been able to observe the client we would not have made the breakthroughs we did.
I am fully CRB checked and insured and a registered member of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp CS) National Hypnotherapy Society; Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Pro Dip PC) National Counselling Society.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
£45.00 for the first 1.5 hr consultation and £45.00 thereafter for individual counselling; £50.00 for 60 minutes.
£60 for 50 minutes for couples counselling and £65 for 60 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and weekends. Evening appointments available.
Types of client