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About me

As a Chartered Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist my training has been integrative. This means I have studied a range of psychotherapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, relational, person-centred and CBT approaches. This enables me to tailor the therapeutic approach I offer according to the individual needs of my clients. I am able to offer both short term (up to twelve sessions) and longer term work.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) I have a Practitioner Doctorate (PsychD.) in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey and an Honours degree (BA Hons) in Psychology from the University of Reading. I work to the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a Counselling Psychologist.

I attend regular continuing professional development courses. Some of the courses I have attended this year are: working with depression, attachment issues and new advances in working with trauma including working with dissociation and childhood abuse.

I have worked across a range of settings including the NHS in primary care, where I worked with a wide range of personal, psychological and behavioural difficulties. I have also assisted individuals in psycholgoically adapting to health conditions such as diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, I have worked in a University Counselling service with a varied range of difficulties including cultural issues, stress related disorders, developmental issues and addictive issues. I have both research and practical experience of working with individuals who have close relatives with mental health issues. I have a particular interest in working with attachment issues and complex trauma. I am a member of the ESTD-UK (European Society for Trauma & Dissociation.  

Furthermore, I also have extensive experience within the voluntary sector including crisis work, management and training of volunteers, outreach, working with a family support agency and a community counselling service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The above list is certainly not exhaustive, rather it gives a flavour of some of the issues people bring to counselling. Sometimes I find that people come to counselling because they just feel something is wrong, perhaps they feel unhappy or discontent in some way. If something is causing you concern, then counselling may help. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss in more detail whether counselling might be a useful option for you.

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Individuals and Couples
My standard rate is £65 per session for individuals and £75 per session for couples. Sessions last for 60 minutes.

For organisations, EAPs and other referring agencies my fees differ, starting from £85 per session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Please contact me if you would like to discuss whether counselling might be an option for you.

The Natural Health Centre
4 The Professional Centre
Bank Farm Road


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Dr Loraine Newbold (CPsychol) Counselling Psychologist

Dr Loraine Newbold (CPsychol) Counselling Psychologist