Lorna Grounsell, BACP Accredited Therapist & Supervisor
With 14 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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 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.