Lorraine Petrie - HeLo Counselling And Wellbeing
HeLo Counselling and Wellbeing
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer a safe, confidential space to explore issues that are worrying you or causing distress. The therapeutic relationship is a two-way process build on trust, empathy and acceptance. Working together has the potential to help you discover new ways of coping with your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I work with adults 16 years and over.
I have a variety of experience from working in a local GP practice where I have supported adults to explore issues and emotions such as anxiety, stress, depression, anger, low self-esteem and low self-confidence. I have years of experience supporting clients trying to make sense of the huge impact that a bereavement has on their life following their loss. Helping clients to talk about the pain, sadness and overwhelming emotions that accompany grief.
As a nurse with over thirty years’ experience, my career has focused on supporting people affected by cancer at all stages of their illness. This has included experience of working closely with patients with cancer and depression. Having the knowledge and understanding of the impact, both physical and emotionally that a diagnosis of cancer,or a life threatening illness ,can have on an individual and their families.
Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)
I am trained to teach the Mindfulness in Schools .be curriculum (dot-be). Here I deliver a 10-week mindfulness programme specifically designed for 11-18 years olds for use in schools, further educational establishments and youth related organisations. I hold an enhanced disclosure PVG.
Mindfulness is about paying attention to what you are feeling in the here and now, focusing on what is happening inside your body and around you. With mindfulness training, people can develop ways of regulating their thoughts and emotions by practicing mindful breathing and grounding techniques.
Focusing on the present can offer participants tools for building their resilience and ways of managing their thoughts and emotions. This could help reduce issues such as anger, anxiety, stress and depression. It may also help with sleep issues and low self-esteem.
I currently work as a nurse for a cancer organisation and as a counsellor for a mental health association. I have experience of working and supporting clients in both short and long term work tailoring the amount of sessions to the needs of the individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
- COSCA Counselling Skills Course
- CRUSE Specialist Module in Bereavement and Loss
- BN with Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Cancer Nursing
- Registered General Nurse
- 8 week Mindfulness Therapy MBSR
- Trained to teach Mindfulness in Schools Programme (.be)
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Mental Health First Aid-2 days
- Mental Health First Aid Lite
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Concession for 16 & 17 year old- £30.00 per session.
Our premises has free parking available for you.
Once I receive your enquiry I will contact you to arrange your free half-hour initial assessment. The initial session is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and look at the best way forward. During this appointment I will explain how counselling works and answer any questions you may have.
Once you are happy to proceed with counselling I will ask you to sign a contract and establish clear boundaries. This explains my professional commitment to you in regards to:
Date and times of appointments
The confidentiality agreement
The professional client/counsellor relationship
How and when to contact your counsellor outside of the sessions e.g. cancellation
This is not a legally binding document and you are free to stop the sessions at any time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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We offer 50 minute appointments throughout the week, with day or evening appointments available.We also offer appointments on a Saturday 9am-1pm
Types of client