Lorraine Davis MSc Integrative Psychotherapy UKCP - BACP
62 High Street
I am an experienced, qualified Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with an MSc Integrative Psychotherapy. 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 the quality of relationships, with self and others, and the unique social, cultural and life experiences which are influential to who we are, and will undoubtedly play a role with the distress, despair, and emotional problems that are experienced.
How we feel, think and behave, along with the relationships we experience can produce challenges which may be difficult and overwhelming. For instance, you may wonder to what extent it is other people, relationships and both past and present situations that contributes to making everything seem so difficult. If this resonates with you, and you are going around in circles not really understanding how to resolve anything, then counselling and psychotherapy can be useful for creating insight into the reasons why.
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, with empathy. I will take your worries, experience and concerns seriously.
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 some insight, and an opportunity to consider different ways of responding, and reacting.
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 is cycles of distress, guilt, anxiety, sadness, anger and unhappiness.
I realise contacting a counsellor can be daunting, and feel a bit worrying. 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 is helpful to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, 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 more than five years experience as a counsellor and therapist, and I have worked for counselling services in the Milton Keynes area.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My fees Monday to Friday are:
Daytime £40.00 per hour.
Evening from 5.30pm at £50.00 per hour.
Please note I am not able to offer appointments at the weekend.
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. However this would be in Stony Stratford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available to see clients Monday to Friday from early morning to evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|