Hello, my name is Lorna and thank you for looking at my profile. I have 26 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.
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
Individual counselling adults £40 day time, evening appointments £45.
Individual counselling children and young people £35.
Couple counselling £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.
I have day time and evening availability.
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.