I offer support, extending a helping hand in such challenging times.
I believe in the ability of people to overcome challenges but sometimes we may need a little help. If everything seems daunting and impossible for you at the moment then counselling may be an avenue for you to explore?
Why choose me?
I'm Lorraine and have years of experience working with people from different age groups which has given lots of transferable skills. My practice is to keep an open mind and be non-judgmental.
I am not thrown by seeing people upset or working with sadness, and therefore know you can feel safe in a counselling session with me.
I believe my real strength is in listening, and to truly say I understand when I get it, or to ask questions for clarification when I don't. I want to leave my clients feeling less alone and isolated in their world, and I have a maturity and gentleness that most people find refreshing.
I work with Young People, Adults and Elders (Children over 13yrs). Specialising in bereavement, grief and loss, communication difficulties, anxiety and depression.
How can counselling help?
Basically it's all about you and what you need at that moment. I will not tell you what to do nor give you answers, our work together is about finding your way and making changes that seem right. In a nutshell, it's about empathy and communication. It's that difficult stuff that lies under the surface, which sometimes is unsaid and extremely hard to talk about. We can feel conflicted, feel guilt, ashamed, remorseful and blame ourselves for everything negative in our lives.
What to expect in your first session?
I offer a safe, compassionate space for you to explore and talk about your feelings and find some direction. Remember this is a confidential space. I work with open sessions plus planned reviews to meet your needs. This depends on your original enquiry and what you want to achieve, but we can talk about your expectations, what you want to gain and decide on a time-line together.
If you're ready to get started, send me an email or leave a voice message on my mobile and I will pick up normally within 48 hours. (Confidential voicemail and email). Online therapy using Zoom, Doxy, Me or telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (current)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Foundation course CRUSE Bereavement care (ABC)
- Personal development and ongoing CPD: Ongoing.
I am proud to be a fully registered member of the BACP who strictly adheres to their Ethical guidelines, commits to regular supervision and is working towards Accreditation. I am privately insured for counselling work.
I primarily work as an Audiologist, but more recently as an Associate counsellor in secondary education and as a Bereavement volunteer. All these positions have placed me in a privileged position where people have trusted me in distress.
This might be people dealing with hearing loss that removes their communication with the world we live in, the death of a loved one, not getting into the college of our choice, or loosing a job. All common things that we associate with negative stress and cause misery and suffering that may impact on health and well-being. And with the current Covid pandemic this has amplified any potential issues.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From an audiological perspective, tinnitus management and hearing loss that can cause increased stress and anxiety affecting our everyday ability to cope in society, with our families etc. Loss eg: Ageing, Disability, Loss of job, Relationship or anything that causes change affects our everyday norms and lifestyles.
£50 per session for a 50 minute slot. (From Jan 2021)
Tuesday mornings affordable counselling at reduced rates depending on financial situation. Please enquire.
Tuesdays and Fridays, occasion evenings on demand.
Saturdays dependent on current caseloads.
Advantages of Online work.
Less travelling time, plus the familiarity of being at home if you are worried about leaving the house, or feel anxious. It offers greater availability and choice of counsellors, as you are no longer restricted to seeing a local counsellor.
If you live abroad, online sessions cross time zones and seems like a natural progression from face-to-face work.