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About me

Hello, I am a qualified Counsellor, I am based in South Wootton Monday to Thursday  daytime and evenings. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Are you suffering from Anxiety? Over thinking, despairing, can't cope, not sleeping?

Do you have Depression? Struggling to cope with everyday life, Is it an effort to get up, motivate, do the normal things you used to do?

Have you experienced sexual and/or domestic abuse, Being controlled, manipulated by an abusive partner?

Are you grieving for a loved one? you might have been grieving for years and are struggling to cope with your loss.

When you find yourself struggling to cope with difficult times. it can help to talk, Counselling can help you to find a way forward, help you to understand and cope with how you feel

I Specialise in Trauma, I have experience of working with those who have suffered childhood abuse.

I also work with Transgender clients, helping those who wish to transition and others who need someone to talk to, help with a variety of issues

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I have experience of working with Stress, depression, Anxiety ,Bereavement ,Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD),Post-Traumatic Stress, Phobias. Domestic and Sexual Abuse.  Transgender and Sexuality issues. I specialise in Trauma therapy,  I am LGBT+ supportive.
I counsel  Adolescence and Adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of Arts Counselling

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Practice 2016

BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology and Sociology

I work for SARC (Sexual abuse referral Centre) The Harbour Centre in Norwich. I am based in King's Lynn

I work for the Pandora Project in King's Lynn, working with Domestic Abuse

I have worked as a counsellor for MIND in Cambridgeshire

My counselling experience also includes voluntary counselling for Lincolnshire County Council Sure Start.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Assessment session is £25

  £45 for individual sessions thereafter

£55 couples


I offer a reduced rate for people on benefits and those on low incomes. please contact me and we can discuss a reduction



Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

I am available 9am until 9pm monday to Thursday  daytime and evening in South Wootton Kings Lynn

Currently working via video call but will resume face to face asap

King's Lynn
PE30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lorraine Friend MA BA(Hons) Registered Member MBACP

Lorraine Friend MA BA(Hons) Registered Member MBACP