Lorraine Bowen Dip HE Counsellor.Registered MBACP
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.
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 worked for a counselling agency for several years supporting 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£50.00 for 50 minute sessions
An initial 30 minute consultation is offered free of charge to help you decide if counselling is right for you.
Cash or BACS (bank transfer) are accepted for payment
I work from a therapy room in my home.
There is parking available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursday Friday and evening appointments
Types of client