Lorna Williamson

Lorna Williamson

23 Southernhay West


07384 009 290

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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)

* 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


Photos & videos

  • Therapy room at STUDIOone Exeter
  • Beautiful Southernhay in central Exeter


£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.

I am also very happy to discuss any concerns you may have about starting counselling over the phone free of charge.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX1 1PR
Totnes, TQ9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently have flexible availability and can offer daytime and some evening appointments in Exeter and Totnes.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults