Lorna Polke


07973 963144

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About me

I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy to all age groups, both time limited and longer term work. My practice is based in Redgrave, West of Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. As a well qualified practitioner, with a rigorous training, I have over 25 years of experience, within the NHS, in Private Practice and within other agencies.

For counselling and psychotherapy with children, young people and their families I work as part of a team of Associate Therapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Supervision - 2012 Westminster Pastoral Foundation(WPF) London
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - 2005 WPF London
Diploma in 'Working with Adolescents' -2003 WPF London
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling -1997  WPF London
Course in Supervision -2005 British Association Psychotherapists (BAP) London
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling -1985  WPF Southampton

I am a member of UKCP and a member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS)

I have a very wide experience, having worked in a Mental Health Team in the NHS for over 20 years. Alongside this I have worked in a GP practice, in agencies and in private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Various days and times - please contact me to discuss.

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Some vacancies for lower fee paying clients

Further information

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy offers a confidential space where individuals can think about and discuss their thoughts, emotions, relationships and events in their lives, whether past or present. It presupposes that whatever happens to us as we go through life, will have impacted on us, sometimes in ways that we are unaware.

It is impossible for any of us to escape challenging times in our lives and sometimes thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming. When this happens we can become depressed or anxious or feel generally very unhappy with our lives and in our relationships.

Children and young people may respond differently from adults. They may become sad or anxious but they may show it in many different ways, for example they may find it hard to learn, have tantrums, exhibit challenging behaviour or struggle with friendships.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with adults is usually a talking therapy. Adolescents too may like to talk but children will often communicate with the therapist through their play.

Sessions are usually once a week for 50 minutes on the same day at the same time. Work can be open ended so that the individual and the therapist together decide when it should come to an end.  Sometimes a set number of sessions will be offered.

Maps & Directions

Diss, IP22

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


I have availability- please contact me to find a mutually convenient time.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have considerable experience as a supervisor, with individuals and groups.

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