Lorraine Davis MSc Integrative Psychotherapist UKCP - BACP

Lorraine Davis MSc Integrative Psychotherapist UKCP - BACP

62 High Street
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK11 1AQ

6 Downham Road
Woburn Sands
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK17 8NQ

07713 485407

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62 High Street
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK11 1AQ

6 Downham Road
Woburn Sands
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK17 8NQ

07713 485407

About me

My approach

There is great benefit from having the opportunity to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing objectively. The counselling relationship will provide you with the space to think and reflect on what keeps you in a place of unhappiness, or distress.  Through shared exploration, we will explore troubling patterns to create and facilitate insight, which provides opportunities to consider different ways of responding, and reacting.

How we think, feel and behave, along with the relationships we experience can produce challenges which may be difficult and overwhelming.  You may wonder to what extent it is you, or other people that contributes to making everything seem so conflicting and distressing.  If this resonates with you, and you are going around in circles not really understanding how to resolve anything, then counselling or psychotherapy is useful for creating insight into what is going on.

I am interested in working with you to try and understand what it is about the quality of relationships, with self and others, that is creating distress, and unhappiness.  We all have unique social, cultural and life experiences which influences our identity, the sense of self, and our ways of relating. These influences and experiences, play a role in creating levels of despair, and emotional problems.

About me

I am an experienced, qualified Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. This means I am not aligned to one approach and so I draw on a framework of different therapeutic models which I use creatively and flexibly for each individual I work with.

I am interested in trying to help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, by exploring patterns and difficulties which I believe often lie in the past.  I will take your worries, experience and concerns seriously, with empathy and sensitivity.

I believe that trauma, depression, obsessive ruminating thoughts, and anxiety stems from relational experiences, which can produce unhelpful patterns in other situations and relationships.  These patterns can affect how we perceive and react to others, which produces ways of relating which may not always be helpful. This can influence how we communicate both internally to the sense of self, and externally to others, the outcome of which is cycles of distress, guilt, shame, anxiety, sadness, anger and overwhelming unhappiness.

Starting therapy

I realise contacting a counsellor can be daunting, and feel very anxiety provoking.  To encourage you to make contact what I would say is it is a misconception to think that you should be able to sort out your problems on your own.  We all need help at sometime.  So if you can make that first step, I am more than happy to speak to you over the telephone or through e-mail contact if that is easier.  We can discuss what counselling or psychotherapy will involve, as well as what you want out of therapy without any obligation to set up sessions.  If you decide you wish to proceed to set up sessions, we will undertake reviews on a regular basis, to see if the counselling support and therapy is helpful to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a wide range of experience working with clients on their emotional issues and difficulties including relationship breakdowns, infidelity, betrayal, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD, anger management, trauma from childhood, addiction, bereavement, and abusive issues in relationships.

I hold an MSc Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London, who are widely recognised as one of the leading training organisations in the UK, with a reputation for excellence, accredited by Middlesex University. I also hold a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, both from the Metanoia Institute.

I have worked for over five years as a counsellor and therapist in the Milton Keynes area, and for other counselling services too.

I am a registered member of UKCP (a leading UK registration body for psychotherapists) and I am a registered member of the BACP (the profession’s largest registering and accreditation body for counsellors and psychotherapists) both of which promote best practice. I abide by their ethics and codes of practice.  I am committed to continuing professional development.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees Monday to Friday are:

Daytime £45.00 per hour.

Evening from 5.00pm at £50.00 per hour.

Please note I am not able to offer appointments at the weekend.

Further information

I can offer appointments in the evenings and during the daytime at MK11 in Stony Stratford, and some limited evening and daytime appointments at MK17.

I am open to seeing clients early in the morning from 7.30 a.m. to accommodate you if you are working.

Maps & Directions

Milton Keynes, MK11 1AQ
Milton Keynes, MK17 8NQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I am available to see clients Monday to Thursday from early morning to evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme