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Loraine McSherry Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
01442 871250 01442 871250 07968 828157 07968 828157 Registered / Accredited
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

About me

I have over 25 years experience and I currently hold a senior position in the NHS as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist, as well as having a busy private practice.  I therefore have an excellent understanding of the different types of therapy available and I am able to advise on the best form of treatment.  I offer both short term psychodynamic counselling, as well as longer term more intensive psychoanalysis.

I do understand that it can feel daunting to find the 'right' person to help especially when you are feeling vulnerable, and I appreciate that talking about your innermost feelings can be difficult.  Sensitivity, empathy and understanding are all key to how I work.

As well as working with individuals, I also work with couples and I am an accredited psychosexual therapist.

I also offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees and particularly enjoy helping others to develop their clinical understanding.

I am BUPA registered provider of psychotherapy.

All calls and emails are confidential.  You are very welcome to arrange an initial consultation with no obligation to continue.


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist and a Counsellor, and I hold the following qualifications.

MIPA, MBPA, MSc, Pg Dip. Cert ‘CC’ Relate, Relate Dip. PST, CRUSE Cert. Counselling
BPC reg., Member of BSSM

I am a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), and registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). My MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development is from the University of London. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire. For many years I worked with Relate and have a Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling, and the Relate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and am a member of the British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM). Previously I was actively involved with CRUSE Bereavement Care, and I am a certificated bereavement counsellor.  I am actively involved in my professional organisation the BPA.

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


My fees are currently £65 per 50 minute session for individual and couples.  Sometimes I am able to offer a reduced fee to those genuinely in need.


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

Types of client

Older adults
Loraine McSherry   Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples

Loraine McSherry Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples

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