Loraine McSherry Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples

Loraine McSherry   Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples


01442 871250 / 07968 828157

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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 counselling and 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, MBPF, MSc, Pg Dip. Cert ‘CC’ Relate, Relate Dip. PST, CRUSE Cert. Counselling
BPC reg., COSRT Acc., UKCP reg.

I am a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) and registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). My MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development is from the University of London, and 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 accredited with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). 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


Accredited register membership


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.

Maps & Directions

Berkhamsted, HP4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified