Hi, I'm Lorraine, a Professional Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor.
Now and again our lives may become a little 'jumbled', 'a little out of sync'. 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, be able to 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 endeavor to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere which hopefully will help you to 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, to help you to help yourself 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, and please get in touch if there are any questions you may have.
I am currently working face to face with all safety precautions in place. 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
- 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:
- Understanding Stress, depression and emotion
- 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 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
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
- £30.00 per 1 hour for individuals
- £45.00 per 1 hour for Couples
- £25.00 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.
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 and around the back of my home, 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.