Lorraine Bowen Dip HE Counsellor.Registered MBACP

Lorraine Bowen Dip HE Counsellor.Registered MBACP


07548 679260

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About me

For me, finding a Counsellor who you can instantly relate to is key to successful therapy. I am a fully qualified Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor with a wealth of experience particularly working with children. I am passionate about my role and through counselling, building a two way working relationship you will be able to gain insight into yourself, the way you relate to others and your situation in the here and now. You will be able to explore different ways of looking at your life and choices you make. I work with children and adults offering one to one sessions. I work both short (usually 6 sessions) and long term dependent on your individual needs, which we can discuss in your initial session.

My aim as a Counsellor is to provide a safe, comfortable non-judgemental environment where children or adults feel supported and able to explore their issues in order to move forward and work towards a resolution.

I am an empathic, caring, approachable person aware that the relationship we form is key to meeting your needs therefore my aim is to provide a positive, trusting environment where I can help you to help yourself.

I am fully insured against public liability and I have an enhanced DBS check

I work from an office at home which is based in Totton, Southampton. Parking on the drive is provided.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Higher Education Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • Cert Ed Psychology
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate  in Counselling Skills
  • Basics of Counselling certificate
  • Twenty seven years experience working with children.
  • Years of experience working with adults in an agency.

I am a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) who has supported children in the education system for twenty seven years. I have worked with children ranging from 5-16 years of age. I started in Secondary and then moved into Primary school so I am experienced in supporting children with a range of issues such as attachment, separation anxiety, relationships, self-harm, loss, anxiety, stress and academic pressure. These are examples of some of the issues I have explored.

I have also worked  for several years in an agency in Southampton counselling adults.

In my private practice I work with children, young people and adults.

I am a registered member of BACP.

I adhere to the BACP's Ethical framework for good practice. I belong to the BACP Children and Young People sub division. I am also a member of the HACP-Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am fully insured against public liability and have an enhanced DBS check.

CPD (Continuous Professional Development) is an essential requirement for professional development. My most recent CPD are Stress Management, Loss and Grief, Young Adult Minds, Emotions, Mental Health Matters.

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£50.00 for 50 minute sessions

Cash or BACS (bank transfer) are accepted for payment

Further information

I work from a therapy room in my home.

There is parking available

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO40

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Thursday Friday and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults