Lori Krause

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Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor UKCP, APP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rosewell, Midlothian, EH24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a psychosynthesis counsellor I believe that the symptoms people bring to therapy are not problems to be rid of, but signposts that lead us towards greater understanding so that we can have freedom to express ourselves as fully as we can.

'Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity' T.S Elliot

There are times in life when we feel anxious or depressed. We doubt ourselves and struggle with situations in which we feel we have no control. We might have a decision to make and feel confused about all the advice we are given and worry about being judged by others or doing the wrong thing. We may have come to a time in our lives when we find that life seems to have lost its meaning and we feel restless and burnt out. Sometimes we may feel we need to declutter our lives.

All these situations can make it difficult for us to think clearly and see a way forward. My role is to guide you in the exploration of life's challenges. I offer a safe confidential space to share your innermost thoughts and feelings. I can offer some tools and techniques that you might find helpful to understand your situation. I will listen to you and ask questions; I will share insights. I am not there to judge you, but to be with you in your experience. This process offers you the opportunity to listen to your own wisdom and inner power. It will help you to discover new perspectives and offer different possibilities creating in you a sense of inner freedom and peace of mind.

When we work together you can choose the ways of working you are most comfortable with. I  offer a broad range of methods, tools and techniques; we might use: guided imagery, gestalt techniques, somatic experiencing, meditation, symbolic artwork, enneagram work somatic awareness, mindfulness.

Ultimately this process enables you to empower yourself to make your own decisions about how to move forward. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Who I am

I have always been curious about the natural world; the animal, the plant and mineral and the interdependent relationship between them. I revelled in the science and I revered the mystery. My sense of wonder about the beauty and intelligence in nature initially led me into a career as a biology teacher and a pastime exploring woodlands, rivers and hills. 

After several years of teaching, I found myself wondering why some children seemed to thrive at school and others struggled. This question led me into working in the field of mental health for the next thirty years and retraining several times. First as an additional needs support teacher working with children and adults; then as a further education lecturer with groups in psychiatric day centres; a social worker in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre and finally a psychotherapeutic counsellor in psychosynthesis. 

Working within different systems in organizations I learned a lot about the dynamic nature of relational power between people and how it could either lead to inertia or transformation in people’s lives. And listening to people’s personal life stories over the years it became evident that it was the quality of this relationship that made all the difference to someone’s ability to thrive. 

In relationships where people felt they would not be manipulated, used, judged, or evaluated and where they came to trust that they would not be invaded or abandoned, the relationship became a place to experience wholeness and freedom, and I witnessed people expand and grow. 

Experiences in my life and work have led me to believe that when we act from the wholeness of who we are, we come into right relations with ourselves and from this place we can change uneven power relationships around us; in our families, our communities, with all living beings and ultimately with the Earth.

My Approach

I take a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach which takes into consideration the interconnectedness of all aspects of our being and works toward integration and wholeness.  

This approach also recognises that the path to wholeness lies in our brokenness. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you” (Rumi).

It views the symptoms we bring to therapy not as problems, but signposts that lead us towards greater understanding and in this way we can gain the freedom to express who we are, as fully as we can.   

I work with two overlapping stages in our lives:

·        An exploration of our personality to develop human growth. This involves exploring our personal history and uncovering any emotional trauma 

·        Learning to listen for inner guidance and wisdom which we can use to active our human potential

Training and Qualifications 

As a Registered Member of the United Kingdom of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP) and United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP) I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

MSc APD, BA Hons SW, P Cert CBT, PGDip Psychotherapeutic Counselling, PGDip Psychosynthesis Psychology

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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
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£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My concession is 45.00/hr

I  offer a sliding scale from £50.00 - £60.00

Payment can be made with cash or bank transfer. If you wish to pay though private health insurance such as AXA, AVIVA or VITALITY please check conditions of individual policy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work from Monday to Thursday but please contact to find out availability.

I can offer face to face or online sessions 

Further information

“I am not what happened to me, I am who I choose to be”       C G Jung

Have you ever wondered why you behave differently at work, at home, with relatives, or in social situations? Have you noticed that sometimes you give yourself a hard time for not being good enough? Or you find that you just can’t make up your mind about what you want in life and end up feeling deflated? 

Working with some of the models in Psychosynthesis can help you find answers to these questions. Here I describe one model - the Internal Community of the Personality. 

Our personality is the ‘one and the many’. One internal community made up of many different parts or roles we can act out from in any given situation.  These parts are 'self-perceptions' that formed at an unconscious level as a survival response to conflicts taking place in our childhood environment. Each one of these parts is based on what we thought the people around us wanted us to be, or what we thought that any given situation expected us to be and we continue to live out these parts at an unconscious level in adulthood. 

These parts can both help and hinder us in life depending on how they interact with each other, but when there is a lot of conflict between them, we can end up feeling anxious, confused and exhausted. In order to free up our energy and have a sense of control, we need start to recognise where these parts are over-active in our life. One way of identifying these parts can be to name them: such as the intellectual, the responsible one, the pleaser, the judge, the joker and many more. Another way is to notice particular attitudes or beliefs that we may hold in particular situations.  

Through a therapeutic process of recognising, understanding and accepting the unmet needs and wants of these different parts, we can then start to consider at a conscious level how we might make different choices about how to be at any given moment. In this way, instead of acting out old patterns of who were thought we should be, we give ourselves the freedom to be who we truly are.   

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rosewell, Midlothian, EH24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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