Lorraine Langridge MBACP(Accred Reg) PG.Couns Dip(nhs) PG.Dip Supervision
The Annex 68 Lewis Road
47 Lawrence Hill Road
Life can become difficult, you may be suffering from relationship issues, depression or anxiety, a bereavement or you just don't feel quite right. Perhaps your childhood experiences are affecting you in adult life. Maybe you and your partner are just not getting along and you need some independent help from someone that does not know you or your family....someone neutral and objective.
Counselling can help you explore, understand, perhaps accept and move on from such issues. If you feel ready to consider counselling then you are on the road to change which can be daunting as well as exciting!
My aim is to support whatever you may bring to sessions, to walk beside you as a supportive, friendly and ethical practitioner that will value your journey and hopefully help you understand who you are and what you can become.
I knew I needed help when life changes, such as the death of my much loved and missed Mum from cancer, left me feeling life was too difficult and overwhelming.
I appeared to be coping well...working, bringing up my daughters and seeing friends; but inside I was struggling. I understand how tough life can be sometimes and how scary asking for help can be. I found my own counselling challenging at first as I felt uncomfortable talking to a complete stranger...but now I regularly nip back to my counsellor when I feel I need to.
I am an experienced counsellor (member of the BACP accredited register) and have worked with all age groups including children, teenagers, adults and couples. I have worked within schools counselling children as well as parents.
I have a wealth of experience with the issues teenagers face in today's world (I have two teenagers myself !) and enjoy helping them to find out who they are and how they can cope with all the pressure of today. EXAM stress is certainly high on the list of issues at present! Issues such as peer relationships, sex, risky behaviour, school pressure, transition to university life or full time work are all very real for the older teen today. It's a tough time and yet should also be a time of excitement and emerging independance!
I feel the heart of successful therapy is the relationship between counsellor and client. It's really important that you feel at ease with your counsellor. If you don't then find another one! You need to feel safe and supported and able to connect with your counsellor.
Working together within this safe environment we can fully explore the issues and concerns that you bring, helping you to lead a happier life.
I work extensively with people that have suffered trauma such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, death and loss or sudden changes in life's circumstances. Being able to hear painful stories, heartbreaking experiences and feel compassion and kindness for my clients is essential for me to be able to help and heal.
I work with a wide range of issues such as parenting issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sexual and physical abuse, loss, bereavement, low mood, work stress, relationship issues, depression, low self esteem and confidence issues, change of life events (such as job change, relocation, divorce, injury and pain)
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework. I also teach counselling and mentor student counsellors during their training and provide CPD/training workshops in Kent via my training organisation GOLD Partnership www.goldpartnership.org
I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor providing supervision and support to counsellors, nurses and teaching staff. Please email or call to discuss your needs.
I regularly attend ongoing professional development events, training and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up-to-date as well as receiving regular supervision.
I also try and look after myself and encourage my clients to do the same. In this busy world we can too easily forget to practice some self-care and regard ourselves as an endless resource!
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the Accredited Register BACP
Certificate in Counselling (NHS)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS) (working towards BACP accreditation)
Post Grad diploma in supervision (NHS)
Filial Therapy (helping parents build relationships with their children through play)
Registered Member of BACP
PTLLS (teaching and training post 16 diploma)
Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Bereavement and loss
MARAC training (domestic violence support and risk assessment)
MOSAC (supporting non- abusive parents of abused children)
Disordered eating and body image
Early Attachment and Neuroscience (Working with children and teenagers)
Self Esteem, Confidence and assertiveness
Basic Transactional analysis
Working with trauma and PTSD
Crisis work (rape, violence, loss, trauma)
Relational depth - counsellor/client relationship
Past childhood abuse and trauma
Domestic abuse (male as well as female victims as well as impact on children)
Child Counselling/Play Therapy
The Solihill Parenting Approach foundation course
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Student counsellor mentoring
redundancy and job stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Individual 50 minutes (adult,teenager, child) £40
Couples 60 minutes £50
Counselling students 50 minutes £35
Supervision per hour £50
Individual sessions are usually 50 minutes weekly and can be long or short term depending on your need.
Couple sessions are 1hour 15 minutes and are initially weekly followed by fortnightly in order to develop as a couple between sessions.
Fees are payable at each session and will be charged if cancellation within 48 hours or failure to attend.
Invoices can be issued on request.
For CPD Events and Training I offer please visit www.goldpartnership.org
Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss whether counselling is for you at this time. If I am unable to answer immediately, please leave a voicemail with your name, number and a good time to call you back.
The Acorn Clinic has been part of the local community for over 35 years and prides itself on being a friendly and professional practice. In fact we have a receptionist that has been with us for 35 years! We will not let her retire!
My other practice is at Istead Rise (near Gravesend) Wednesday (2 - 6pm) and Thursday (9-6pm)
Confidentiality is highly valued and all client notes are held in a locked cabinet in accordance with Data Protection Act 1998.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 1-5.30, Wednesday 9-6.30, Thursday 9,30-6.30, Friday 9-2, alternate Saturdays 9-1
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I supervise on a one to one basis or can provide group supervision (up to 4 in a group).View supervision profile