Lorna Wiggins

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Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3UN
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About me

Thank you for reaching out - you need not be alone in dealing with difficult feelings or concerns that you have on your mind.

I am here to support you, sensitively and without judgment, so you can talk about anything that is worrying or bothering you, with the assurance that your privacy will be kept safe.  I am committed to helping you gain new perspectives and ways of coping; make important decisions; deal with change, and find a meaningful way forward.

Please be assured that whatever you share in counselling, you will be believed.  I am willing to hear whatever you feel comfortable talking about.  I will never expect you to disclose anything you are not ready to, and we can regularly review the way we use counselling to ensure that it’s led by you. I won’t turn away from your pain - we’ll approach it together.  I can be with you every step of the way for as long as it takes.

I am committed to building a relationship with you that feels consistent and dependable. You can trust me to respect the pace you choose. I will listen, truly hear you, and endeavour to understand. When you come for counselling it is a time for putting your needs first and prioritizing the things that matter to you most.

Exploring your experiences (past and present) in the safety of a therapeutic relationship can lead to healing, acceptance, and hope of a better future.  You can regain trust in your own instincts, become more confident, and feel better about yourself.

I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches which can be tailored to your unique needs and preferences to help you grow and achieve your goals. 

Training, qualifications & experience


I’ve been using talking therapies since 2006 to stand beside individuals who are ready to address difficult and distressing issues in their life and make changes.  I’ve supported a diversity of people from a range of cultural backgrounds in community and residential settings for services that enabled recovery from addictions, trauma and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  I am a competent counsellor, health coach, mindfulness practitioner, and group therapist, with extensive experience in delivering evidence-based programs proven to enhance motivation, self-efficacy, and recovery.  


  • Management and Leadership of Integrated Support Services (Level 6)
  • Interpersonal Group Therapy (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
  • Online and Telephone Certified Counsellor
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional


Sexual Trauma:

I offer specialised counselling to empower survivors of abuse.  The training I’ve had meets the National Standards set by Rape Crisis England and Wales, meaning that I understand the many forms of sexual violence and the impact it has on those that have survived it.


I've helped hundreds of addicts into recovery.  I am experienced in the use of a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy called Seeking Safety and the spiritual principles of 12 Step.  Both of these approaches empower individuals to change destructive patterns of behaviour and develop healthier lifestyles.


I was lead facilitator of an anger management course for a number of years.  The approach I use is compassionate and helps you be kinder to yourself so anger and shame can be resolved. I apply a range of evidence-based methods, proven to be effective, which can stop you acting impulsively, give you time to think, and teach you how to communicate your needs assertively.

Working with men:

For much of my career I have worked with men.  I worked in a men's prison where I supported many hundreds of men, both individually and in groups.  Prior to this I supported young people affected by homelessness and unemployment.  Before I trained in talking therapies and counselling I worked on farms alongside male colleagues.  I find that I am able to relate to men and that in a therapeutic setting they are comfortable with me.


  • Health Coaching (Personalised Care Institute)
  • Working with Sexual Violence (Rape Crisis)
  • Managing Anger (Mind BLMK)
  • Responding to Complex Needs (Rapt)
  • Safeguarding Adults (NHS)
  • Safeguarding Children (NHS)
  • Motivational Interviewing (Mind)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Living with long-term health conditions, including pain.

This list is not exhaustive of the issues I am able to support you through.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minutes whether face-to-face, by telephone or online video messaging.

An additional charge is calculated for home visits within a 25 mile radius of Woodford Halse, which dependent upon distance will range between £50-£70.  Requests for a home visit are assessed on an individual basis.

Payment can be made by bank transfer in advance of the session, or cash on the day,

I advise speaking by telephone in the first instance so you can make an informed choice about counselling. There will be no charge for this and I'll respect whatever you choose.

When I work

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Further information

I am listed on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Agency.  I follow the Code of Ethical Practice set out by the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society.

Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3UN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

Woodford Halse is accessible on the Daventry to Banbury Stagecoach bus number 200. If you require ramp access then I'll book a room at Byfield which also is served by the 200 bus.


Lorna Wiggins
Lorna Wiggins