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Lorna Williamson

Exeter EX1 & Totnes TQ9
07384 009 290 07384 009 290

About me

I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor, experienced in working with young people and adults with a wide range of issues.

I have a special interest in stress and anxiety, in how the nervous system works and how it impacts our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

I use my experience as a Shiatsu practitioner and my mindfulness practice to help my clients to understand how their body and mind are relating to each other and incorporate mindfulness and relaxation exercises into my sessions where appropriate to help my clients to manage their anxiety symptoms.

From the foundation of a strong therapeutic relationship, I am equally at ease using Gestalt creative techniques, Sandtray therapy or CBT and Solution Focused techniques for short term work.

My counselling style has been described as warm, friendly, compassionate and genuine. I offer a calm, welcoming and grounded space and a genuine interest and acceptance in all that you wish to bring to our sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training was in Integrative Counselling, which means that I was trained in Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and this allows me to work with my clients in a very holistic and fluid way, moving between approaches and techniques as and when appropriate to the individual client.

I have experience working with long term clients, families experiencing bereavement and for the last 3 years working for the Student Counselling Service at Plymouth University.

Qualifications and Training

  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Shiatsu Diploma (Bristol School of Shiatsu)
  • Post graduate training in Transformational Dialogue (Bristol School of Shiatsu)

* Online and Telephone Counselling

* Mindfulness for Health and Well-being

* Integrative Sandplay

* Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

* Substance Misuse

* Trauma, the Brain and Recovery

* Body Process

* Sexual Abuse

* Loss and Grief

* Solution Focused Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£40 per hour for an individual session

I offer a free initial half hour session to all new clients, which gives you the opportunity to meet me and decide if you feel you would like to work with me.

Totnes
TQ9

StudioOne
23 Southernhay West
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1PR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I currently have flexible availability and can offer daytime and some evening appointments Mon - Thurs online using Zoom or phone sessions

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Lorna Williamson

Lorna Williamson