Lorna Cole-Partridge (MBACP, PGDip)
Good Soul Therapy
An open and understanding place to explore what you’re feeling and working on practical ways to make the changes you’re looking for.
If you’re going through a tough time, you might be looking for someone to talk to that you can really open up to, who you can relate to and trust. Whether this is your first experience of therapy or you're looking for a new therapist, we can have an initial chat on the phone so you can ask any questions about me, how I work and the therapy process.
If you feel you have things to get off your chest and you can’t go to anyone you know with them, I’m here to be an understanding and listening ear. I can help you find ways to pursue the change and improvement you’re looking for in life.
I work in a way that is all about what suits your needs and personality, with assured confidentiality. If you haven't had counselling before, I'd really like the chance to show you how talking therapy can work for everyone.
Whether you're looking for longer term support, want to achieve short term goals or are after one session to see if therapy is for you, my flexible approach could help you be the best and happiest version of you.
I can support you overcome issues related to:
Anxiety - Combat over-thinking, worrying, feeling anxious and help to stop replaying past events or thinking the worst will happen in the future
Depression - Working to fight loss of mojo, feeling depressed, lethargic, out of control and disconnected
Stress - Developing helpful techniques and healthy sustainable solutions to beat feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope at work, at home or with life in general
Trauma and Abuse - Reducing the impact of past traumatic events on your present day life, introducing practical coping mechanisms to tackle feelings of helplessness or shame
Low Self Esteem - Exploring the root of negative self-talk and unhelpful thoughts about yourself and knowing how to challenge them
Confidence - Figuring out ways to feel strong within yourself
Bereavement - Coming to terms with grief and loss
Addiction - An understanding approach towards changing addictive behaviour with food, alcohol, drugs and relationships
Relationships - Dealing with being stuck in difficult relationships patterns with partners, family or friends and changing the types of connections you make
Loneliness - Help not feeling isolated, finding it easier to feel more comfortable in your own skin and to connect with others
Cultural, Sexual and Gender Identity - Providing a non-judgemental space to explore the real you
Transition - Navigating crossroads in life if you're wondering which way to go next
Feel free to contact me to ask any questions about the counselling and therapy process, and to find out more about me and the way I work.
Sessions are taking place via video or phone calls at the moment. I'm based in East London for face-to-face sessions when we're not restricted by social-distancing regulations. I work in a comfortable and relaxed private space, so you can feel most at ease.
This will be your non-judgemental safe space to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, outside your friends and family network. We’ll create a pathway of self-care to your wellbeing.
Culturally sensitive approach
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists accredited)
Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
Working with Hestia, a charity which supports vulnerable people in crisis, as part of a project giving emergency support to a client group of survivors, bereaved and witnesses of a large scale traumatic event.
Mental health charity Mind, providing counselling for NHS clients dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, addiction, bereavement, sexuality, identity, family relationships, eating disorders, childhood trauma, mental or physical abuse, life post gang affiliation, self development and improvement.
At Rapt, Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners trust, counselling clients battling drug and alcohol addiction to help manage their abstinence or control their substance and drink intake.
Working with clients to manage drug and alcohol addiction at RESET a programme for rehabilitation for East London Foundation Trust for The NHS.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50 per session. Some lower cost slots available. Please contact me for info.