Lorna Hanson

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Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 5ET
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

No-ones life is perfect, challenges and obstacles land on us at any time and can often send us into confusion and chaos struggling to cope and find balance. At these times it can be hard to speak to others, we might feel they don't understand or we may find it hard to allow others to help, especially those closest to us. At times like this counselling can prove invaluable in helping to find a way through the maze of conflicting thoughts, beliefs and behaviours to a safe and clear pathway.

I am a practising Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Hypnotherapist and Trainer with over 15 years experience  within NHS (Hull and East Yorks. IAPT), Schools, Colleges and a variety of private and voluntary organisations. I also have a private practice based in North Lincolnshire.

My private practice is based at Pure Health in Barton upon Humber, within the Town Centre. There is free (time limited) on street parking, bus stops are close by and a train station is approximately a 15 minute walk away. It is in close proximity to the Humber Bridge, A15, Goxhill, Barrow and surrounding areas.

The centre is a quiet, relaxed and calm environment shared with other holistic services. Bookings can be made online via my website (https://www.purehealthounselling.co.uk), via hello@purehealththerapies.com email or telephone contact. I offer a space to reflect on situations, thoughts, feelings and beliefs providing time to explore these so as to develop self awareness and understanding about how these can impact on your life and relationships working together to enable you to improve your relationships with others and yourself in all aspects of your life.

I offer 1-1 face to face, telephone or Zoom for Counselling support & supervision; 1-1 face to face or Zoom for Clinical Hypnotherapy  on a long or short term basis for a range of issues and have gained a great deal of experience from issues presented to me, particularly in my current role based within a counselling service for the NHS. These include, stress, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and confidence, identity crisis, work related issues, lack of direction or control in life, bereavement and other types of loss. gender issues including pre and post operative gender reassignment, rape, childhood sexual abuse, emotional, physical and psychological abuse, domestic violence, self harm and dissociation, PTSD and self harm.

As well as talking therapy I am also able to provide creative opportunities to enable you to move forward, particularly helpful if talking is something you find difficult.

I host Mindfulness, Meditation and Hypnotherapy sessions for groups of up to 6 people lasting up to one hour with refreshments provided afterwards. Please message me for more information about these.

Having completed a Creative Supervision course which is accredited by BPA, an organisational members of UKCP I am able to offer this service to individuals and groups. I also offer a variety of teaching and training to agencies and individuals. I will be happy to discuss your needs with you.

I have provided training and teaching to individuals, groups and organisations including up to BA (Hons) Level Counselling and Child Studies, workshops include Managing Anxiety, Communication Skills, Surviving Trauma and Abuse. I have supported children, adults and other professionals. Currently I only work with adults over 18 years old.

EAP's welcome.

Supervision for qualified Counsellors, Students and others in helping professions available

My service is confidential within the confines of BACP, CNHC, GHR, CH guidelines and safeguarding protocols.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a Combined Studies Degree in Social Sciences and Education which incorporated Psychology before moving North to finalise my studies as a counsellor at Leeds University in 2006. And so began my journey providing counselling to others, engaging in ongoing training, clinical supervision and also teaching others within an structured teaching programme to develop clinical skills to become counsellors themselves. I have also delivered bespoke training workshops for individuals, agencies and companies.

I have been practising as a counsellor since 2006 having completed my training as an Integrative Counsellor at Leeds University. Since then I have continued to build my training including completing a PGCE then teaching others to become counsellors in colleges and under University umbrellas, I am an examination moderator. I also provide training to groups delivering courses and workshops including Diversity, Safe Guarding, Ethics, Research and Theory linked to Practice.

Since this time I have continued to work in schools, voluntary sector services including women's centres, sexual assault crisis centres supporting male and female survivors of rape and sexual assault; working in schools with parents, children, young people and staff presenting many issues including stress, anxiety, bereavement and low self worth.

I am qualified as a Clinical Supervisor and hold a Creative Supervisor Certificate which is accredited by BPA, an organisational member of UKCP and offer this service to individuals and groups.

I have worked in London and surrounding areas, Hull and East Yorkshire with children & families, developing services and support to provide accessible services to disabled children and their families. Have for Social Services within Hull City Council supporting children and families. I have also been trained and employed as a Family Mediator for Family Group Conferencing Service in Hull

I am a currently engaged as a clinical therapist within a Qualified Provider (AQP) counselling service for the NHS under the Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) banner.
I have Accredited Membership of The National Counselling Society and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and adhere to its Codes of Ethics and Practice. The register of counsellors and psychotherapists is a scheme set up by the Department of Health and is administered by an independent body, accountable to parliament. The scheme means that for the first time, members of the public can choose a counsellor or psychotherapist belonging to a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I receive monthly professional clinical supervision alongside peer group supervision, as in line with BACP recommendations. I maintain my professional status by engaging in regular training, personal development meetings and peer development groups.

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate (which replaced the CRB certificate) and is renewed every year.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I usually offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your needs before making an appointment. Once we agree to work together I charge £40 per counselling session which usually lasts 50 minutes Fees can be paid in cash at time of booking online or credit transfer at least 24 hours prior to appointment. Concessions can be made for students on provision of evidence.

For supervision and group therapy and/or supervision prices are agreed subject to individual circumstances

Hypnotherapy from £50.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. Saturday appointments from 10am - 3pm Days and some evenings. Other days may be possible depending on availability.

Lorna Hanson is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Pure Health, 21 Priestgate, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, DN18 5ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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My office space in on ground floor level with no steps anywhere in the building


In person

Supervision available for qualified Counsellors, students, groups and individuals from other disciplines tailored to meet you individual needs

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Lorna Hanson
Lorna Hanson