Lorna Thompson, MSc, MBACP
I have many years of experience working with people who are suffering. Sharing difficult feelings and experiences within a confidential space can help to shift perspectives, alter how you feel about things and open up possibilities.
Over the years, I have helped clients with the following issues:
- Relationship difficulty/breakdown
- Despair, loneliness and isolation
- Depression and feelings of hopelessness
- Coping with chronic illness
- Feelings of not being able to move forwards
- Low self-worth
Much of how I work is underpinned by a belief in the uniqueness of each person and how they experience the world and others around them. In therapy, this individuality and any issues that have arisen, can be explored with support and care.The relationship between therapist and client is a crucial aspect of the therapeutic process and is in part what allows the thinking and the feelings that arise, to be dealt with in new ways.We can decide together whether what is needed is a brief intervention for a current life event, crisis or situation, or whether longer term work might be helpful.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.
I work in West London, W4, in a therapeutic space that is easily accessible by public transport; there is also pay-and-display parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc, Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton (accredited by the UPCA and the UKCP)
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of the Universities for Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA, organisational member of the UKCP)
- MSc Sports Medicine
I am currently researching a PhD into the mind-body relationship within therapeutic practice.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per 50 min session. Some consessions are available depending upon individual circumstances.