Lori Thackham, MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Lori Thackham, MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Tavistock Therapy Centre
3 Abbey Place
PL19 0AB

07943 837345

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About me

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. I work creatively with clients in a way that suits and feels right for them. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS).

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 wellbeing.

Counselling is a talking therapy, which 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.

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

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 also worked as a secondary school counsellor.

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 relationship, gender and sexual diversity, Narcissism, and Transactional Analysis.

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

I previously worked in a Primary School as a Thrive practitioner and have delivered Relax Kids Mindfulness sessions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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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.

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 may wish to continue for a longer period.

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, which is discussed and agreed at the first session.

I am insured, trained in safeguarding and hold a current DBS.

Maps & Directions

Tavistock, PL19 0AB

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


Week days and Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme