Lorraine Cookson

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Senior Accred. Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
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Colchester, Essex, CO2
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About me

You should be really proud of yourself for being here.

I know it isn't easy. 

But nor is what you are going through and now you are here, I can help.


*April 2024*: 
Unfortunately I am not taking on new clients or supervisees at the moment and this is unlikely to change until 2025.

I will have some availability for 1:1 Private Practice Coaching later this year, contact me for more details.


I am a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor and I specialise in:

⭐️ Neurodivergence

⭐️ Trauma 

⭐️ Feeling unfulfilled, lost or stuck


I work online with adults, adolescents, couples and parents. 

I also offer walk & talk sessions in Colchester, Essex.

I offer flexible sessions so that you do not have to attend weekly or at the same time or day. 


Neurodivergence includes ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's Syndrome and if you are struggling with any aspect of this or wondering if this is you, I can help. I have a lived experience of being ND and many years working with clients who are. This has often been the missing piece for clients and realising that they are in fact ND can help them to accept themselves and make adjustments and accommodations that make life easier. I can also support your loved ones to understand what neurodiversity is and how it may be impacting your relationships. Or if you are the parent of a ND individual I can help you to understand and support them on this journey.

Trauma can include anything you have found difficult to navigate, even if you think it doesn't count or "wasn't that bad". I can help you process difficult events or circumstances and help you release any difficulties you are carry with you.

If you are feeling lost or stuck I can help you understand why you are feeling this way and find a way forwards to a fulfilling and meaningful life where you feel joy again.


I am a Senior Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and as such I follow their code of conduct and adhere to their ethical framework. I completed training to work safely online in 2017.

Training, qualifications & experience


HE Dip Integral Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction)
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Certified Cyber Therapist 
Certificate in Creative Therapy 
Certificate in Couple Counselling 
Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coach Training
Currently studying for a Specialist Diploma in Neurodivergent Informed Psychotherapist


Childhood Sexual Abuse
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Children & Adolescents
Creative Journaling 
Eating Disorders
Infant LossMental Capacity Act
Mental Health
Polyvagal Theory
Receptive Imagery
Rewind Training
Somatic Experiencing
Suicide Prevention


Not only am I a qualified and experienced therapist, but I also bring with me a lot of life experience and previous work experiences. I have worked in various care settings for the last 19 years, working in numerous roles and environments mostly mental health. This experience helps me to effectively evaluate and support clients, and work with a wide range of issues. At this point there is very little I haven't heard before, worked with, or had training in. 
You are in safe hands.

Member organisations

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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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience working with paraphilic disorders, including sex and porn addictions and sexual dysfunctions.

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute consultation via zoom or phone.

Individual Online Sessions: £60 (50 minutes)

Individual Walk & Talk Sessions: £60 (50 minutes)

Couple Online Sessions: £75 (60 minutes)

1:1 Supervision: £62 (per hour)

Neurodivergent Only Group Supervision: £30 (2 hours)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

April 2024: Currently I only have Supervision and PP Coaching availability.

Further information

After working with clients for many years I know that one of the most important things for clients is flexibility, not only in models of therapy I can offer but in the way I can offer therapy. And one of the most enjoyable things about working in private practice for me is the ability to work with a variety of clients in a variety of ways, this is why I have completed further training to be able to offer more avenues for therapy.

Online counselling is available via secure online platforms.

Colchester, Essex, CO2

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online and telephone sessions are accessible for anyone who is comfortable using these mediums. Walk & Talk sessions can be adapted to meet you needs, please contact me to discuss accommodations that would best support you.

Online platforms




Supervision Specialisms: Private Practice / Neurodivergent therapists & caseload / Therapists who have had previous difficult supervision experiences

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Lorraine Cookson
Lorraine Cookson