Lorna de Wolff MA (Couns) PG DIP MBACP BA (Hons) regCOSRT
I work as a person centred therapist, which means I try to step alongside you and understand what it is like to face the challenges that you are going through. Working together we can look at the blocks that are getting in the way of you living the life you want to lead and creating a feeling of being stuck. Putting into place boundaries that will help you find your 'No' and just as importantly your 'Yes'.
Exploring the ways in which you might disconnect from your body and discovering what stories and beliefs about yourself that you have picked up from others (parents, teachers, friends, lovers etc..,) and learning to let these go so you are able to align with who you really are, and are able to find your voice, ask for what you need and want and allow yourself to receive it. We can look at the patterns in your life that result in behaviours that sabotage your ability to lead the life you want and work out what is needed to change them.
I provide a safe space for you to 'say the unsayable' and allow all the different parts of you to be heard without fear or judgement. It can be a relief to have someone willing and able to go to the places you find hard to be and act as a clear mirror and offer a different perspective.
I also work with the challenges women go through leading up to and including the menopause, finding an empowered way through it and the changes it brings. My training with 'Boarding School Survivors' enables me to work with the many issues that can arise from being sent away to school. My work with couples is based around looking at the destructive patterns in the relationship that is causing disharmony and pain and learning how to break these patterns and finding a new way to communicate and listen to each other. I am a qualified Psychosexual psychotherapist dealing with issues that are affecting your sexual performance/identity/or the relationship you have with your sexuality. Please look at my website for more information on how I work.
Having trained in Somatic Bodywork I am always curious to hear what the body has to say. It is easy to get 'stuck in our heads' and out of connection with the wisdom of our bodies. An integrated relationship between the body and mind can help to unlock and release past traumas and is especially helpful when working with issues around sexuality and shame.
I work from a beautiful converted Watermill just outside Southwold, it offers a tranquil space surrounded by nature and affords complete privacy and quiet. There is plenty of parking available. My London space is just off Camden high street and also affords privacy. There is a lift so it is possible to access with a wheelchair.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Couples Therapy - The NAOS Institute
Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy - The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relatiohnship Therapy
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - The Bowlby Centre
'The Boarding School Experience' Training - Nick Duffel and Joy Schavarien
Master of Arts in Counselling - University of East Anglia
Post Graduate Diploma - Counselling University of East Anglia
Certificate in Counselling - University of East Anglia
BA (Hons) English - University of Northampton
I worked as a member of the Counselling team for St Barnabas Counselling Centre in Norwich for 7 years and have worked for the NHS in a sexual health clinic dealing with a wide variety of psychosexual issues with both couples and individuals.I have my own practice near Southwold, Suffolk and in Camden, London.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please email me to enquire about my fees. I have different prices for my Psychosexual work, and couples depending on the time required and I can let you know my London and Suffolk fees.
please email with any enquiries. We can arrange a telephone call to discuss a first session if I am able to offer you the help you need. I am usually very prompt to respond to emails. It might be helpful to get more information on how I work by going to my website - runningwolftherapy.com I look forward to hearing from you.