Lorraine Golding Dip. Therapeutic Counselling. Registered member BACP
I'm Lorraine. Welcome to my profile and for reading this.
I am open to working with anyone. I am an Audiologist and School counsellor part-time then the rest of the week fully committed to my private clients. I have 25+ years experience working with hearing impairment and the wider NHS and in my counselling experience 'Bereavement & Loss' plus the multiple challenges facing young people such as Anxiety and Depression through to Anger, Gender/Sexual identity. I have lots of transferable skills and the ability to work with a wide range of presenting issues and age groups.
Why choose me? I have a maturity and a gentleness that will put you at ease. I am a good listener and people tell me "I am easy to talk to" I am fully committed to the counselling process and trust in the therapeutic relationship. I believe the right clients will find me.
How can counselling help? Part of Person-Centred counselling is the organism and its ability to grow. Without the right conditions it fails to thrive. Counselling offers the right conditions (Core conditions and therapeutic relationship) to help us to adapt and grow. My work is non-directive without judgement.
Empathy & Communication is key to my work. It's about the difficult unsaid stuff rather than what lies on the surface. Sometimes its not what we say to people but how we feel about ourselves that causes the tension, the stress, the anxiety. We try to control what life throws our way but those curve-balls leave us reeling. If you feel ungrounded or 'at sea' making sense of our feelings and emotions can feel like there are no words to describe what is happening. I provide a safe compassionate space for you to explore this, find alternatives along with a sense of movement away from that place of feeling stuck, lost or alone. This space is confidential between us.
What to expect in your first session? Gentleness and Empathy. We can start at the beginning together. We can talk about expectations and what exactly you want to achieve from therapy? I normally suggest six sessions with a review in the middle and end session. I can offer open ended work as well as time-limited.
Who do I want to work with? At the moment Young People 18+, Adults and Elders but this will broaden with time.
Advantages of Online work. Some clients find less travelling time and no petrol or parking costs a real bonus. There is familiarity being seen in the comfort of your home especially useful if you are worried about leaving the house or anxious. Living in a rural area or having mobility issues can offer limited choice but online counselling offers a greater number of counsellors available to see you. Expats can also easily be seen across time zones with no difficuly. Online working is a natural progress from face-to-face work.
Book a free 30 mins exploratory conversation with me to see if I am the right counsellor for you. Send me a quick email or leave a voice message and I will get back to you as soon as practically possible for me (within 48 hours). My telephone line and email is confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a developing interest in Existentialism and all aspects of Loss.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills ABC Foundation course CRUSE Bereavement care
Much Personal development and ongoing CPD: linked to my work for Kooth school counselling and work with Adults in the NHS & private counselling practice. Such as Safeguarding Adults Level 3, Psychological First Aid, Addiction Volunteer training, Basic Drugs Awareness (DAAT) and BACP Subgroup membership : Children, Young People & Families
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical guidelines. Fully commit to regular supervision and have private insurance.
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
Disability especially around hearing impairment & the Deaf culture. Covid 19 and the need to wear masks has created greater communication barriers for those reliant on lipreading. There is greater anxiety and fear around mishearing or misreading visual clues. Video counselling may make a big difference seeing the whole facial expression and lip shape. In addition the option to add text to support words misunderstood.
£45 per session for a 50 minute slot.
Counselling needs to be affordable for everyone. I do have a few concessionary slots for Young People, OAPs and people on low incomes obviously this depends on my workload.
Book a free 30 minutes exploratory conversation to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
Make a phone call or send me an email and I promise to get back to you within 48 hrs.
Concessions offered for
My online practice offers support and extends a helping hand in such challenging uncertain times. Online therapy is offered via Zoom or Doxy.Me; there is the option of telephone sessions if this is your preference. Sessions are 50 minutes.
Grief and Loss - Communication difficulties - Anxiety - Depression
Contracting to suit your needs and financial budget.