Loraine McSherry

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Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples Therapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 therapy, 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 a trained couples therapist and a 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

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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

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British Psychoanalytic Council


£70.00 - £90.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

My fees are currently £70 per 50 minute session for individuals.

Couples are £90 per 50 minute session. 

Sometimes I am able to offer a reduced fee to those genuinely in need.  I am concerned to ensure that therapy is affordable and it is always possible to discuss a fee for ongoing therapy that takes into account your personal circumstances.

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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