Lorraine Golding

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Dip. Counsel, MBACP, MNCPS Acc.
Available for new clients
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Truro TR1 & London E1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I'm Lorraine, from Candle Mouse Counselling.

I am a professional counsellor, senior audiologist and ex-sound practitioner able to work with people from different backgrounds, professions, cultures and beliefs etc.

I am approachable, non judgemental, homing my person centred training and skills to provide a safe container (space) for counselling. Always grounded within my Person centred approach,  but happy to integrate different approaches if we decide it may support your counselling needs.

I work with narratives in a relational way. Can offer  schemas working (CBT) to focus on thoughts, feelings and behaviours that affect anxiety,stress and depression. We can do breathing skills, learn about  psycho-education to give you sense of control that will help with your general health and wellbeing.

You have a choice of working remotely online with me, or over the telephone. Those clients living in Cornwall in Truro can be seen for Face-to-face session if this is your preference.

For the next 2 months during a quiet period, I am offering free 15 minute intro calls to allow you to decide if you wish to work with me we can them move into sessions together. 

Fees range from £40-70 depending on the time of the session and your current financial situation. This needs to be discussed on enquiry.

Sessions

I am Passionate about counselling, the use of Core Conditions to provide you space to explore whatever is brought into the room.

We talk about your feeling and the emotions, sometimes the 'stuff' that doesn't sit right or feels uncomfortable.

We build a therapeutic alliance, work together to find a greater sense of awareness around who you are today and who - where you want to be in the future. This is done gently with an open mind and heart as we learn to trust in the process.

Thank you for reading my directory and if you feel there is a connection with me please contact me to start the dialogue. If the timing of intro calls don't suit, please email me instead and am sure we can find a suitable time.

How long are the sessions and their frequency?

Sessions are ideally 50 minutes but occasionally the full hour.

I work with individuals weekly, fortnightly and very occasionally monthly for check-ins and maintenance.

Fees

Sessions during the day are charged at lower fees based on each individual needs with evenings at full rates.

Individual counselling, no couples work.

I work with the following but this is not an exhaustive list.

All types of Anxiety.

Grief and Loss. Much experience with Bereavement.

Work with the sense of Loneliness and how this affects our life.

Believe in Allyship; Understand Neurodiversity and work with difference. (Open to making adjustments in sessions such as reducing timings, lighting, allow for creativity and do my best to accommodate this).

Work with Overwhelming emotions and believe  coming to counselling might be the first place where you can be yourself.  

We can deepen self-awareness, work with boundaries, look at negative thinking, catastrophizing and everything else that stops us in our tracks and  moving forward with purpose. Such as intrusive thoughts, overwhelming emotions, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, shame, low confidence, low self esteem even perfectionism, avoidance, low motivation. It could be Procrastination, unhealthy relationships or repeating patterns and not quite knowing how to make changes.

My session will provide the space to explore and unpack emotions with no judgement or criticism from a professional therapist.

It would be helpful if you tell me a little about yourself and that way we can work out if I am the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My work is overseen by a trusted supervisor who has known me for many years.

Client details remain confidential as per the requirement of the BACP Ethical Framework.

Level 7 Supervision training Feb-July 2024 

Level 5 Psycho-therapeutic counselling (independent practice)

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Person centered )

CBT certificate 

Human Given Couples (Communication) 

Macmillan counsellor

Cruse Bereavement Grief and Loss.

KOOTH and digital online XCP for Young People.

Private practice growing since 2019,

Care Coins/ Red Umbrella working - EAP .

Working with Adults 18+ no couples work,

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety issues, low mood and Depression
  • Bereavement and Grief
  • All types of loss 
  • Cancer or illness
  • Communication issues, hearing loss, lipreading clients 
  • Makaton and basic BSL     
  • CBT  low intensity  

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

All fees paid in full by bank transfer on the day before the session starts.

Slight increase since Jan 2024

Daytime reduced rates available offered on an individual basis and dependent on availability/diary.

Evening full rate only.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytimes Tuesdays and Fridays, a few evenings per week. With Saturdays mornings mostly for supervision purposes

I'm sure we can find the right time to work together and flexible.

Further information

What happens in sessions?

I follow the Humanistic-holistic approach. Basically we look after the whole person not just focusing on one presenting issue.

All sessions are charged at agreed rate, however there is no obligation to take up counselling thereafter; if you feel what I offer is not right for you.

Note due to busy counselling days, I may not be able to offer any free sessions or introductory calls but will always respond to enquiries.

The Walsingham Clinic, 2 Walsingham Place, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2RP

London, Greater London, E1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

The Walsingham Clinic has three steps ino the property. We have a clinic room, waiting room and downstairs toilet. The main counselling room is upstairs via one flight if stairs. Please let me know what adaptions are needed to attend sessions.

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

Basic Makaton & simple BSL.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Supervision finishes July 2024. Open for supervisees online/ in person. Contact me directly to discuss further.

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