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About me

I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. Some situations can feel overwhelming. I'm here to listen and to start you on the path to good mental health.

Counselling provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential. Your viewpoint will always be respected and counselling can support you to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living.

You can gain insight into your feelings and behaviour and you will be supported to make manageable changes in your life.

Sessions usually take place once a week but can be fortnightly or monthly depending on your personal circumstances... Making a regular commitment gives you a better chance of finding out why you are having difficulties, but this can vary and will be agreed at the outset..

Some issues that can be worked through during counselling include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement
  • Debt
  • Low self-esteem
  • Marriage problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Drug/Alcohol addiction
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Isolation

You can be seen personally in Brora/ Inverness.

Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp video call and internet telephone sessions are available worldwide, so you can receive support without leaving your home.

You can and will, feel better....

Training, qualifications & experience

CBT Dip IOC (UWS)
MNCS(ACC) MAC
OC Dip.Couns
Dip.L.Coach
Dip.NLP

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( IOC Diploma) (University of West Scotland)
  • Life Coaching Diploma (Merit)
  • Alcohol and Addictions Counselling,  (Accredited, Alcohol Focus Scotland).
  • Counselling Diploma (Distinction) (OC).
  • Anger and Aggression Management Level2 (NCFE).
  • Understanding Autism Level 2 (NCFE)
  • Pharmacology 1&2  (SQA).
  • Certificate Nutritional Therapy. (Plaskett Nutritional Medicine College).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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 Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Zoom/Skype Sessions

Person Centred Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Nutritional Therapy

Guided Imagery

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£50 p/h may be reduction for students and low incomes. Please ask for details...

Availability

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat by appointment.

Further information


My career in Counselling and Support began in 2002 where I undertook six months of residential weekend training, provided by Alcohol Focus Scotland. I then completed 2 years of supervised practice placement providing counselling to clients and their family members who were suffering from Alcohol/Drug Abuse Issues. After gaining accreditation with AFS I continued providing advice and counselling on a voluntary basis before moving over to Private Practice in 2011.

Over the past 15 years I have continued my Professional Development gaining additional certificates in Life-Coaching, Nutritional Therapy, Macro and Micro Nutrients, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger and Agression Management, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Equality and Diversity, Child Protection, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I then studied with the Institute of Counselling to gain my Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I continue to provide support with Victim Support Scotland, and see many clients who have been victims of any type of crime. This ranges from Serious Sexual Assaults, to harassment and stalking.

I look forward to helping you on your Body, Mind, Spirit journey to better health.

Also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Spectrum Centre
1 Margaret Street
Inverness
Highland
IV1 1LS

12A Academy Place
Brora
Highland
KW9 6QR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lorraine Davidson (MNCS), (SMACCPH), Dip CBT, Dip Couns

Lorraine Davidson (MNCS), (SMACCPH), Dip CBT, Dip Couns