Corinna Lord MBACP (Accred), BACP Registered
I offer a steadying, accepting and warm presence. As a person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist, I trust that my clients have the inner resources that they need, and the means of sensing the direction and depth to guide them as they 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 e.g. a change in job, redundancy, divorce, an injury or illness. Sometimes clients come because they recognise that events in their past are restricting their choices, and impacting on current relationships.
I am an independent counsellor/psychotherpist working in private practice in both Burgess Hill and Brighton. Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer one to one counselling/psychotherapy to adults.
For clients who are considering coming for counselling and are unsure about what happens next, I offer a reduced fee for first sessions. 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
2015 Completed a Diploma in Relationship-based Supervision of Individuals and Groups. I have since supervised individuals and groups and have expererience of supervising student counselors.
2012 Completed Level 1, Trauma Training, with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
2011 I became an accredited member of the BACP.
2005 Completed a postgraduate diploma in counselling at the University of Brighton following a certificate in counselling skills in 2002.
As a counsellor I have experience of working one to one with adults across a wide range of issues. I have developed the embodied capacity, interest and skills needed to work with trauma and stress related issues. I have also helped clients with bereavement and health related issues.
As a supervisor, I have experience of supervising groups of bereavement volunteers and counsellors; and mental health workers.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have 15 years experience of helping clients affected by a wide range of issues including: stress, trauma, bereavement, illness, and impairment. 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 sytems 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.
First session: £20. Standard fee: £45. I offer reduced fees for key workers and student counsellors. All sessions are 50 mins.
Concessions offered for
Due to the current need for 'social distancing' I have moved my practice online and have been offering sessions using Zoom.
I have a designated space that I use for these sessions which enables meet to keep sessions confidential. I continue to have supervision and update my skills.