Lorraine O'Brien Pg Dip Couple Counsellor, Supervisor, Registered Member BACP
I have been a counsellor since 1991, working with adults and couples within Relate, and young people in school environments. My approach is integrative. I offer short term focused and longer term in depth counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues. These include generalised anxiety, depression, difficulties with relationship including sexual issues, stress, bereavement, childhood trauma and abuse, addiction, lack of self-esteem and confidence, and loss of direction and meaning in life.
By working in a non-judgemental, accepting way, offering a flexible approach to suit your unique experiences and personality, giving you the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace and in your own way to help you through your difficulties, you will be supported to make sense of past and present experiences, and to develop a greater awareness of and confidence in your strengths, values and needs. I can offer a range of practical, enjoyable and effective creative techniques to help you express and explore your feelings.
Who I work with.
I work with individuals who are experiencing issues such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Depression and Relationship issues. I have a lot of experience of working with employer assisted contracts where people access counselling through the work place. The issues may be work related or personal.
For people experiencing relationship issues, I work with both partners, mostly together, though I do sometimes see people individually too. I will also work with individuals who may feel confused about how they feel about their relationship, and want a bit of individual space to explore that. Or individuals where the relationship has broken down, and they are left feeling hurt, distressed, bereft or unable to move on for what ever reason.
How I can help.
Together we will tailor make a service that fits with your needs. For the most part that will probably be face to face counselling. But I can also offer email/chat/skype counselling if that is your preference, or need at the time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Post Graduate Diploma in couple Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Brief Therapy: Individuals and Family
- Certificate in Marital & Couple Therapy Relate Marriage Guidance
- Counselling Online
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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How long are appointments, and what do they cost?
The first appointment is a 50 minute consultation appointment. Its an opportunity for us to talk through what your needs are, and whether we can work together on those needs. That first appointment costs £35.00
Each appointment thereafter is one hour, and will cost £50.00. That is payable by bank transfer in advance, or cash on the day.
Supervision is usually 1.5 hours, and costs £65. Concessions for Student Counsellors can be negotiated.
In addition to Individual and Couples Counselling I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor and have many years experience in Supervision. Individual Supervision can be face to face, telephone, or skype. I have space to accommodate a small Case Discussion Group, of up to four Counsellors. If larger group work is required, I will attempt to find a different venue.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work daytime and evenings Monday - Friday and Saturday daytime only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced Counsellor of 26 years with Relate, the National Couples Counselling agency, and a qualified Supervisor of 5 years with Relate and Beacon Counselling Service. In my supervisory role I have experience of working with trained, experienced and student counsellors. My supervision practice is creative and collaborative. I feel passionate about facilitating counsellors to be the best Counsellor they can be. With that in mind I encourage a challenging, yet supportive environment where reflexive conversations can occur. .View supervision profile