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Reg Member BACP, PG Dip Counselling adults & young people

About me

Hello, my name is Lorna and thank you for looking at my profile. I have 27 years experience as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My background is in managing counselling agencies in the voluntary sector for the last 20 years. I also have 20 years experience as a counselling trainer and lecturer.

I have worked extensively with adults, children and young people. I work with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, self harm, suicidal thoughts, addictions, loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, stress, domestic abuse, sexuality, feelings of low self esteem and confidence.

Counselling takes place in a private room in my home in Polmont where a therapeutic space is created, enabling clients to feel safe, accepted and understood; beginning their journey of recovery.

In addition, I offer a free 30 minute consultation to see if counselling is right for you. There are a limited number of reduced fee sessions, which can be negotiated.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Humanistic.
  • Clinical Supervision - Scottish Institute for Human Relations.
  • Counselling Children and Young People - Edinburgh University.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Edinburgh University.
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Post Certificates x 2 Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Respond - London, Psychotherapy accredited training course x 3 on counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have learning difficulties.

I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice. I receive regular professional supervision. I am very committed to continuous professional development and attend further training courses regularly.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individual counselling adults £40 day time, evening appointments £45.
Individual counselling children and young people £40.
Couple counselling £50.
Supervision £50.

I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for people who are on low incomes. Please contact me for more information and we can discuss this further.

When I work

I have day time and evening availability.

Further information

To make an appointment or if you would like any more information or have any questions in relation to counselling and psychotherapy, please feel free to phone 07585772979 or email me using my contact form at the top of my profile. If I am not available to answer your call, leave a confidential message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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