Registered MBACP (Accred) Dip CBT
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Hi, I'm Lorraine, a Professional Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor.
Now and again our lives may become a little too much to cope with on our own. One client described this feeling as having a 'headfull of cotton wool' Not knowing which way to turn and who to speak with. During these times you may benefit from sharing your feelings with someone, like myself, who will listen and help you through the tough times. Without passing any judgement. I aim to help you through any areas you may be struggling with and by working together, we will hopefully find ways to enable changes for the better – for you.
Maybe you're feeling stressed or anxious, or maybe you are unhappy at work... Often, we are listened to but not heard. I endeavour to do both. You will be welcomed into a warm, and comfortable room, which hopefully will help you to relax and share your thoughts and feelings with me, which all too often can be difficult to discuss with family and those closest to you.
The relationship between Counsellor and client is a very important one and by sharing your feelings with someone outside of the situation often feels more comfortable than with someone who is close to you. Our sessions will focus on what you want and need, which will help to unravel some of that 'cotton wool' and help you to see a clearer way forward.
I am a warm sensitive person and welcome you to share your thoughts and feelings with me within a safe and confidential environment. My website is readable (and hopefully reflects my character) which I would love you to visit. I would welcome any enquiries and questions you may have.
I am currently working face to face with all safety precautions in place. I also work via telephone or zoom if preferred. I look forward to meeting you and sharing your journey with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have received the Accreditation status, which demonstrates my commitment and experience in this field.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 (Accredited)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
- Diploma in CBT
- Self Harm and Suicide Prevention
- Bereavement Training with 'Cruse' (including Counselling skills)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling.
- Understanding Substance Misuse
- Full professional indemnity Insurance
I attend regular CPD courses to satisfy my continuing Professional Development:
- Working with Shame and Guilt
- Understanding Stress, depression and emotion
- Past Trauma and the Unconscious mind
- Verbal, Mental and Emotional Bullying
- Complicated Grief
- Safeguarding Children Level 1
- Understanding Culture Awareness Level 1
- Protecting Vulnerable Adults
- Certificate in Care Practices.
I have had many years experience within the care environment, working in hospitals, Nursing Homes and with individual clients in their own homes, where respect and trust were of utmost importance. I have also worked as a Bereavement volunteer for 'Cruse' for 5yrs.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £45.00
- £35.00 per 1 hour for individuals
- £45.00 per 1 hour for Couples
- £30.00 per 1 hour for Counselling students
- £45.00 per 1.5 hour of Supervision
I can also offer Supervision for qualified counsellors to support their client work, or for student counsellors looking for supervision whilst working through your placements. Please contact me if you'd like to discuss this further.
Sometimes for whatever reason, you may need to cancel your appointment. All I ask is that as much notice as possible could be given (a minimum of 24 hours if possible) to enable me to offer that time to someone else if needed. Payment for sessions are by cash or BACS.
When I work
You may phone me on the mobile number listed during the hours of 8am and 9pm any day. Alternatively you may leave a voice message, text or email at any time.
My practice is warm and welcoming. It is well lit and not overlooked, therefore confidentiality is guaranteed. Access is via the side of the property through 2 gates leading to my conservatory, which is also accessible for a wheelchair if necessary.
Parking is not a problem, there is lots of room outside my home, or if travelling by bus you will require the No 2 bus which stops almost opposite my street in Gunthorpe.