Lori Thackham - MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Lori Thackham - MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Tavistock Therapy Centre
3 Abbey Place
PL19 0AB

07943 837 345

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About me

Welcome to Out of The Blue Counselling; my name is Lori Thackham, and I am passionate about counselling as a way of helping people.

How you feel matters, so deciding whether counselling therapy will help is a big step. Sometimes life events or situations feel overwhelming, and it can be a struggle to know what to do. This can leave you feeling isolated and anxious, unsure of how to move forward.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy that can help you work through difficult life events, make sense of feelings, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. It can help you to move forward and make decisions and choices about your life.

How I can help

I work creatively with clients in a way that suits and feels right for them. My approach to counselling is to build a trusting and honest relationship in a space that feels safe and then to work creatively and holistically to enable you to explore how you are feeling and help you to find meaning in what you are experiencing. I believe when you feel a deeper sense of integration between your thoughts, feelings, body, and environment, you can experience a greater sense of well-being.

I use an integrative model which incorporates Person-Centred, Gestalt, CBT, and Transpersonal theories. This enables me to offer a holistic and flexible approach to help clients make sense of how they are feeling and to move forward in their lives.

Some of the reasons people choose to have counselling include;

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • panic
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • lack of confidence
  • loss & bereavement
  • trauma
  • self-injury
  • abuse
  • difficult relationships
  • life events

...to name but a few.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions will depend on you and how you feel. It may be that you feel you are ready to stop after a few appointments, or you may wish to continue for a longer period.

Sessions take place at Tavistock Therapy Centre in Tavistock. It is centrally located for easy access by car or bus. There is no designated parking, but there is street parking and car parks close by.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, and I have the following qualifications;

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills


My experience includes working for an organisation contracted by the NHS to deliver counselling to adults in GP surgeries. I have worked as a secondary school counsellor, as well as previously working in a primary school as a Thrive practitioner. I have also delivered Relax Kids mindfulness sessions.


I regularly undertake CPD and have attended courses in;

  • art therapy
  • mindfulness
  • working with soul
  • working with anxiety
  • creative strategies to use with young people
  • adolescent mental health
  • suicide assessment and self-injury
  • retrospective jealousy in relationships
  • gender and sexual diversity
  • narcissism
  • transactional analysis

I undertake regular supervision and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) Accredited.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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Counselling sessions usually take place weekly and last for 60 minutes. They cost £40 per session.


I offer concessions to student counsellors - please email me to find out more.

Further information

Insurance and data protection

I am registered with the ICO for Data Protection and GDPR, and I have a privacy policy which explains how I use and store information. This is discussed and agreed at the first session. I am also insured, trained in safeguarding, and hold a current DBS.

Maps & Directions

Tavistock, PL19 0AB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Weekdays and Saturdays. Please call or email me for further information.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme