Lorna Day

MBACP ( Accred) Counsellor
Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20
Registered / Accredited

About me

There are times when life can leave us feeling overwhelmed , anxious or depressed. We can feel angry, upset , low in confidence, fragile and have low self esteem . I can help you with this as I am an empathic , qualified counsellor. I really enjoy working with my clients and look forward to helping them to work through  the many things that may be worrying them or upsetting them so that they feel in a much better place to face life and what life brings . I would love to have the opportunity to work with you .

Many people are feeling  anxious and depressed due to the COVID 19 pandemic and this is something I can really empathise with as we have all been through it and been affected in some way . 

Due to Covid 19 I am working online for the foreseeable  future but this can be very convenient for some people, maybe you would like to try working with me on Zoom or on the telephone. Some people prefer this anyway due to anxiety or shyness. 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic I am working online or via telephone / voice only  . I also work with clients that prefer the convenience of working with me online or via voice only in any case rather than face to face .  This can be more convenient than having to drive to a counselling room .

Clients can fit their voice only or online appointment in with work , family or other committees or just enjoy the convenience of not having to travel to see me .

I’m guessing that something is bothering you . That something is maybe what we can look at working with together so that you can move forward and feel better in yourself.

Sometimes life can just get on top of you , leaving you feeling anxious or depressed . Perhaps something in particular has caused you to feel like this , or perhaps your not sure what the cause is . Maybe you have low self confidence or low self esteem, perhaps you are feeling angry for some reason. This is the sort of issues that I work with. as well as many others . I also work in a warm and empathic way with all of my clients to work with what has triggered them to come to counselling . I feel strongly that this is important so that you can feel listened to and heard .

I have eleven years of experience of working with many issues as a counsellor. 

Counselling with me can also be effective because of the benefits of having someone to talk to in confidence outside of a friendship group or away from  those that know you . Please contact me by email if you would like to have some counselling .

 I offer an equal , non judgemental service to all . 

I do not provide an emergency service for those needing help in a crisis. It’s best to seek urgent help in this case so I will put the names of a few agencies that you could make contact with if you are in a crisis:

Your GP could refer you to an appropriate agency and offer you help.

111 is a service that you could ring when you need advice or medical treatment quickly and you cannot wait to see your doctor.

If you need emergency medical treatment ring 999

The Samaritan's are available 24 hours a day , 365 days a year whatever your going through. Tel 116 123 call  for free.


Please feel free to contact me .  I have worked successfully with many adults that come to me with  many issues including :

  • anxiety /panic attacks
  • bereavement both recent losses and those from the past, expected , unexpected and traumatic losses
  • any other loss and grief, including relationships, home , pets, children grown up and moving out etc.
  • depression
  • negative thoughts
  • bereavement
  • work related stress
  • anger
  • low self esteem
  • health related issues,
  • those that are feeling sad
  • general counselling
  • I work with relationship issues,
  • separation
  • divorce
  • trauma
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • ADHD

I can offer appointments  between the hours of 8.30am  to 6pm on a week day except for Fridays but I don't work on Bank Holidays or weekends.

Because I am working via telephone or zoom I can work with clients anywhere in the UK so that may suit you as via Zoom or phone we could work together despite a long distance. No need to travel to a counselling room . 

Training, qualifications & experience

    • Memberships
      Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
    • National Counselling Society, Accredited Professional Membership. Membership no. NCS19-08644
    • ACTO Level 2 Professional Member  Membership : 1093
    • BACP Certificate of Accreditation January 2016
    • BACP Certificate of Registration August 2013  Registration number 053498
    • BACP Certificate of Proficiency July 2013
    • Qualifications :
    • Level 5 Advanced Diploma Counselling Skills and Theory
    • Level 4  ABC Diploma in theory and practice of counselling 2010
    • ABC Level 3 certificate in counselling skills 2007
    • ABC Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts  2006
    • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care  2:1
    • Training
    • I regularly update my knowledge by doing continuing professional development as per BACP requirements.
    • OCST4 Online Counselling - Audio and Webcam 2021
    • Because  of the Covid 19 pandemic,   I have completed substantial training  for online counselling as per advise given to counsellors by BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ) 
    • Level 5 Diploma Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2021
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management Diploma level 4 2020
    • Professional certificate of merit in divorce therapy and mentoring 2020
    • Introduction to safeguarding children (level 1 ) 2019
    • Safeguarding vulnerable adults ( level 1 ) 2019
    • GDPR training October 2018
    • Professional Certificate of Merit in Couple Counselling  2016
    • Awareness in Bereavement care A foundation course, Cruse Bereavement Care 2008
    • Although no longer practicing I completed Registered nurse training 1992

I practice within the BACP Ethical Framework For The Counselling Professions. I also work within the ethical  framework of the national counselling society ( NCS).

I have monthly supervision with a very experienced, qualified and counsellor that is also an accredited  member of BACP and that has trained as a supervisor.
Experience
  I have worked with those that for example may feel   low in mood, angry ,  have been suffering from depression and are   feeling anxious ,  panicky or suffering from panic attacks. There are various reasons for this that I have been able to enable clients to work through. I have experience of working with many other issues including

      • Relationship issues
      • work related stress
      •   bereavement
      • low self esteem
      • feeling sad
      • health issues
      • Some just come for sessions to work out what is causing them  to feel as they feel and then we can work through that.

With five years of experience in volunteering for Cruse which is a national bereavement agency , working with the bereaved I have developed a particular interest in working with bereavement . Indeed I  studied the subject of  death and dying within my Health and Social Care Degree.  I have also chaired a local branch of a Cruse Bereavement Care for one year.

Having  worked as a volunteer on the telephone helpline for a national  emotional crisis help line,  I feel that I can work empathically  with those that are feeling very low  depressed or suicidal.
As I hold a degree in health and social care and because I have worked as a trained nurse in a hospital and in  nursing homes I  have therefore  gained an insight into the types of health and family  issues that might  bring clients to my counselling practice . This includes:

      • The care of the ill and terminally ill patient  and the impact that this has on both them and  their families  .
      • Families  that are facing a bereavement and those that have been bereaved.
      • Those facing planned and emergency surgery
      • Those with acute medical conditions.
      • those with physical disabilities and their families / carers
      • Those that are ageing and their families

        I work for clients that approach me on an individual private  basis and I also work for agencies and employers that offer counselling for employees ,  I have been in private practice for 11 years so I am an experienced counsellor.
      • ©2012 L.Day

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

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

Many issues but specialising in bereavement, depression, anger and anxiety 

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

For webcam and voice only , one to one counselling , I charge     £50 per    session lasting for one hour and £70 for a counselling session lasting one and a half hours for those that prefer a longer counselling session.

 I offer a free initial telephone assessment call . 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday -Thursday 8.30am to 6pm depending on availability

Further information

Since COVID 19 I am working via webcam and voice only and have undertaken substantial training to do this as recommended by BACP 

Swineshead
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE20

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Qualified supervisor - supportive and encouraging supervision

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Lorna Day

Lorna Day