Lorna Cruse

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Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5TE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Lorna.  

I am a qualified person centred counsellor and work essentially with an integrative approach. I have experience of counselling adults and young people in an education setting. My private practice is based in a village just outside of Yeovil. There is free parking opposite and disabled access.

Are you or the young person you support seeking counselling. Do you feel sad, angry, lost or alone in life? Sometimes life events can be confusing and hard to make sense of. Taking the first step in asking for help can seem overwhelming. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where we can work collaboratively to understand challenging feelings. 

Counselling is a process that may take some time and commitment. I offer both long term and short term sessions depending on your needs.  If you feel you are ready to begin the journey and make positive steps towards change I can offer support with the following:

Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Low Mood, Low Self Worth / Low Self Esteem, Sexuality, Identity, Stress, Work Place Difficulties, Relationships, Family Difficulties, Loss / Bereavement, Abuse, Trauma, Health and Wellbeing, Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Mental Health Disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills

CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have experience of working with young people in an education setting specialising in counselling neurodivergent young adults.  I have a wealth of knowledge and experience working in a health and social care setting. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial, non-obligation, 15 minute telephone consultation in which we discuss in brief what has brought you to counselling, your availability and any queries you may have about counselling before you make a decision.  Should you wish to proceed I will email you my contract and privacy policy and once signed we will arrange to meet in person.

Any sessions going forward after our initial 15 minute consultation will be charged at £45 per 50 minute session.

When I work

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Mudford Village Hall, Main Street, Mudford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5TE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Lorna Cruse
Lorna Cruse