Loraine Hope

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Adv.Dip; BSc (Hons); LLB (Hons); UKCP reg
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Ipswich IP4 & London EC1Y
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

People begin counselling for a variety of reasons including difficulties within relationships, mental health concerns, feeling overwhelmed, or to regain a sense of direction. Sometimes a life event has taken place and prompted a loss of stability. I provide a warm, confidential and non judgemental space for self reflection and exploration, and support my clients to build on their resilience, resources and enjoyment of life.

My Experience

I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor which means I work with a variety of approaches I have found personally beneficial. I have counselled professionals in the workplace, students at college and university, survivors of different types of abuse and within a multicultural setting. I have worked with many people experiencing: difficulties regulating their emotions, insomnia, depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, bereavement, trauma related symptoms, and stress; as well as those who wish to use counselling to gain perspective on a particular area of their life.    


My professional qualifications include a BSc and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Middlesex University and Matrix College, and UKCP registration as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am currently completing a certificate in Psychosexual Studies with Tavistock Relationships. With regards to fees, I offer a limited number of concessions for those on a lower income or in full time education. I am a recognised counsellor with Aviva, Cigna, General & Medical, Vitality, and WPA health insurance companies. 


You can make a free initial appointment with me via phone or video call to enable you to consider if we will work well together. I am available for short term counselling or on an ongoing basis, either weekly or fortnightly, based around my clients' needs and expectations. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
  • Certificate in Psychosexual Studies (expected 2024)
  • BSc Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling 
  • LLB Law 


  • West Suffolk and Suffolk One Colleges
  • University of Suffolk
  • Survivors in Transition
  • The Latin American Women's Rights Service

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Honour based abuse and harmful practices


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a limited number of concessions for people who are in full time education, refugees, have a low income or are unemployed. Counselling works best on a regular basis, but if you are struggling to finance weekly sessions we can arrange fortnightly meetings instead. 

I am also an approved counsellor by various health insurance companies.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

At the moment, I am only able to offer face to face sessions on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons in Ipswich. All other available times are online or telephone only. 

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages


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Loraine Hope
Loraine Hope