Corinna Lord

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MBACP (Accred), BACP Registered
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Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2JA
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About me

I offer a warm, steadying, and accepting presence. As a person-centred counsellor, I trust that my clients have the inner resources they need, to explore the issues that have brought them to counselling.

Some arrive feeling overwhelmed by events or grieving for a loss. Others are struggling with stress due to life changes. Sometimes clients come because they recognise that events in their past are affecting choices in the present, and impacting  their relationships.

I have developed the embodied capacity, interest and skills needed to work with  stress-related issues, including: anxiety, hypervigilance, and depression.  These skills inform how I work with trauma. (More information on my webiste).

I am an independent counsellor working in private practice with adult clients, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

For clients who are considering counselling and are unsure about what happens next, I offer a free Introductory Session. This enables us to see whether we can work together, and for clients to ask any questions they may have about me and counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

These are my core qualifications:

Diploma in Relationship-based Supervision of Individuals and Groups. [2015]

Accredited member of the BACP [2011]

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Brighton [2006]

Certificate in Counselling Skills [2002]

Somatic training:
These are some key somatic (body-based) trainings that help me to work with stress and trauma.

Polyvagal Skills and Supervision Group [2022], Deb Dana

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment, Deb Dana & Stephen Porges [2020]

Brainspotting: From Freeze to Thaw: Unlocking Trauma in the Body [2022]; From Freeze to Thaw: Next Level [2022], Serene Calkins and Mary Jane O'Rourke

Level 1, Trauma Training, with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute [2012]

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have 16 years experience of helping clients affected by a wide range of issues. This has been a long, and rewarding journey, enabling me to draw upon training, personal experiences and those of a wide range of clients.

Out of this comes an understanding and respect for how our body, brain and nervous system works, and how it protects us during times of stress and threat. I work in an embodied way to offer counselling that can help clients explore this whilst also supporting them to regulate their nervous sytems, feel calmer, less isolated and more connected.

Early life experience of living outside the UK, has helped me to enjoy connecting with people who are different from me. It has also given me personal experience of some of the challenges that go with feeling different.

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£60.00 - £90.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling: Free 30 minute Introductory Session. £60-£90 for subsequent 50 minute sessions.

Supervision:  Free 30 minute Introductory Session. £60 for 50 minute sessions and £90 for 1.5 hr sessions.

I have a limited number of counselling and supervision sessions that I can offer at a reduced rate to student counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer daytime sessions on Monday, Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday.

Further information

In person counselling

I work in a calm and quiet room in Hove with easy access using public transport.

Online Counselling

I offer online counselling sessions using Zoom, and have a designated space that I use for these sessions which enables me to keep sessions confidential. I continue to have supervision and update my skills.

10 The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2JA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

I am an accredited member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework. I am qualified to supervise individuals and groups.

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Corinna Lord
Corinna Lord