Lorna Grounsell, BACP Accredited Therapist & Supervisor
With 10 years counselling and psychotherapy experience working with children and adults, couples and families, I run a professional therapy practice providing skilled help with all kinds of personal and emotional issues, specialising in stress and anxiety and child/adolescent mental health.
I am a B.A.C.P. accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, and qualified counselling supervisor abiding by the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists' Ethical Framework for Good Practice and Professional Conduct Procedures.
I offer conversational and creative therapies using an integrative approach and drawing on a range of techniques to the suit the individual needs of the client(s). In counselling couples, I offer brief therapy - a focused six to eight session intervention with the specific aim of interrupting and redirecting unhelpful patterns of communication in couple relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered, Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Couples Work
Certificate in Couples Work
Certificate in Counselling Young People
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
I have worked in higher education, schools, health-care and community settings providing counselling and psychotherapy to all ages. I currently work in private practice.
I also provide professional supervision and consultation to therapists and other people practitioners working in related fields using a collaborative and creative approach.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Individual counselling and psychotherapy fees cost £50 per hourly appointment.
- Adult couple and family work fees cost £70 per hourly appointment.
- Individual clinical supervision fees cost £50 per hourly appointment.
Counselling helps. It's made me feel more comfortable handling my issues. I've learned loads of tips to help me with my worries. I've improved loads and loads and loads!
H, (aged 12), 2015
I found the space created in supervision allowed me to process my professional practice through constructive, containing and thought-provoking discussion with the supervisor.
You have helped me massively, both with being a more confident parent and also with recognising my own feelings and emotions and then being able to better deal with them. I am now a lot more questioning when I am feeling certain things - anger, embarrassment/shame, anxiety - and am able to cope with these much better all because of your help. This is all reflecting in how I am as a parent, wife and person! So, a very big "thank you".
I really feel that your help has made all the difference and life feels so much more manageable again. Thank you.
You have guided me, understood me and helped me. Thank you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision using the Cyclical model. This framework provides a clear and accessible structure including establishing a contract, focusing on issues to be explored, and creating a space in which reflection, exploration, recognition, insight and understanding can all occur. Ideas, musings and possibilities thus discerned are then integrated and sensitively applied during the bridge before reviewing the process to ensure the quality of the supervisory relationship and effectiveness of the work done in supervision.