Lorraine Davis

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MSc Integrative Psychotherapist UKCP
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8DP
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

My approach

Having the opportunity to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing in a space to reflect on what keeps you in a place of unhappiness, despair or distress is incredibly useful and can help to facilitate change.  In a collaborative way, we will explore troubling patterns, thoughts and reactions to facilitate insight, which provides opportunities to consider different ways of thinking and responding.

How we think, feel and behave in the context of experiences in relationships can be challenging and conflictual. You may wonder to what extent it is you, or other people that contributes to making things distressing.  If this resonates with you, and you are going around in circles not really understanding how to resolve your issues, then therapy 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 core identity, sense of self, and our ways of relating. These experiences, play a role in creating levels of despair and emotional problems.

About me

I am an experienced, qualified Integrative psychotherapist. This means I am not aligned to one approach and so I draw on a framework of different therapeutic models, theories and techniques 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 lie in the past. I will take your worries, experiences and concerns seriously, and with 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 experiences can affect how we perceive and react to others, which produces ways of relating which may not always be helpful.   How we communicate both internally to the sense of self, and externally to others, can create cycles of distress, guilt, shame, anxiety, sadness, anger and unhappiness.

Starting therapy

I realise contacting a therapist can be daunting, and anxiety provoking. However, it is a misconception to think that you can manage, and resolve all your problems on your own.  We all need help at some level and at certain times in life. So if you can make that first step, I am very 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 wish to set up sessions, we will undertake reviews on a regular basis, to see how the work we are undertaking is helpful to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional, qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a wide range of experience working with clients on their emotional issues and difficulties including: depression, relationship breakdowns, infidelity, betrayal, anxiety, 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 a leading training organisation 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 eight 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) which promotes best practice, and registration is contingent on qualifying as a psychotherapist.   I abide by their ethics and codes of practice.  I am committed to continuing ongoing professional development.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Fees are £65 per hour for individuals whether daytime or evening.

For couples I charge £100.00 per session.

I can offer some discounted spaces if the fees are too expensive, and for students in training, and other people on low income 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My hours are from 8.30 am until 6.00 pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Aspley Guise.   Tuesday's I am available from 4.00 pm.  

I don't work on a Friday or at weekends.  

Further information

I can offer appointments in the evenings and during the daytime.

Appointments can either by made for online work or face to face work too.

Unit 2A, 5 West Hill, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8DP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified Supervisor (supervision cert from Metanoia). I can provide supervision for trainee therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists.

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