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MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with 30 years experience.

I currently practice as an integrative psychotherapist with a background in both creative arts psychotherapy and counselling. I have worked for major well know professional organisations including Education, NSPCC and the NHS, alongside my private practice. I am also an experienced and fully qualified clinical supervisor.

In addition to my general counselling and psychotherapy qualifications, I hold the level 4 certificate in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) I have experience of working with single incident trauma and PTSD from recent and past traumas, particularly from early life experience using this approach.

I am trained and experienced in using video and telephone counselling sessions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am currently working primarily on video 

I am qualified to work with children and young people as well as adults and families. I have a current DBS certificate, up to date professional registrations and insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications showing most recent first

Compassion Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Certificate in Behavioural Family Therapy

Level's 1,2,3 & 4 Practitioners Certificates in EMDR

Practitioners Certificate in Teaching Baby Massage

MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision

PGCE (Certificate in Education)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling

Diploma in Play Therapy

Certificate in Art Therapy

Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy

Certificate in Health Education

Registered Nurse (RGN)

Additional Information and Experience:

In my early career as a therapist I worked for the NSPCC. I did so for 14 year before moving to live in Gloucestershire with my family. I then worked for a national Independent Fostering Agency for 2 years and now work as a psychotherapist within a specialist mental health team within the NHS. I also run a part-time private practice where I work with both young people and adults. I am an experienced and fully qualified clinical supervisor of both qualified and student therapist.

I am fully insured, an accredited practitioner with the BACP and have a current DBS certificate

I qualified in 2010 as an EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) to work with trauma/post traumatic stress disorder

I qualified to teach baby massage in 2010, this is of particular interest to me as it enhances bonding and attachment which is an area of expertise I have developed over 30 years having received high quality training from the leading experts in this field whilst working for both the NSPCC and the NHS. I now work with adult attachment and relationship issues both within the NHS and private practice, along with a wide range of related difficulties. I have a particular interest in early childhood attachment trauma and how this impacts upon adult attachment relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

PTSD, bonding and attachment, post-natal depression and perinatal illness


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me for fees which are kept affordable 


Wednesday 11am to 6pm, Thursday 9:15am to 5:30pm and Friday 9.15am to 5pm


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My premises have wheelchair access and I also offer video and telephone counselling


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

An integrative Psychotherapist with specialisms in supervision working with children & young people, attachment, trauma and perinatal illness

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Lorraine Cooper

Lorraine Cooper