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 work part-time as an Audiologist and School counsellor, the rest of the week am fully committed to my private clients. With 25+ years experience working with hearing impairment and a wider NHS plus counselling experience working with Bereavement and challenges facing Young people from Anxiety and Depression through to Anger, Gender and Sexual identity. I have lots of transferable skills and the ability to work across a wide range of presenting issues and age groups.
Why choose me? I have a general maturity and a gentleness. I am professional but will easily put you at ease. I am easy to talk to and a good listener.
Above all, I am fully committed to counselling and trust in the process. The right clients will find me 'We are all in this together'.
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 for us to adapt and grow. It is non-directive and non-judgemental.
My practice has always been about Empathy & Communication. It's about the difficult unsaid stuff rather than what is on the surface. Sometimes its not what we say to people but how we feel about ourselves. This causes the tension, the stress, the anxiety. We try to control what life throws our way but those unexpected curve-balls leave us reeling. We become 'ungrounded', 'at sea' struggling to make sense of our feelings and emotions. There seems no words......I provide a safe, compassionate space to explore your issues, find alternatives which gives a sense of movement away from that place of feeling stuck, lost or alone. This is space is confidential, between us.
What to expect in your first session? Gentleness and deep understanding. We can start at the beginning with expectations and what exactly you want to achieve from therapy. Normally I suggest six sessions with a review in the middle and end session but 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disability: Hearing impairment & Deaf culture. Much understanding how this generally impacts on every day life which has been made much worse by Covid 19, having to distance from afar and wear masks. It has added to the communication barrier already there. There is greater anxiety and fear around mishearing as lack of visual clues or being able to lipread. The world seems a much harder place if you have a hearing impairment.
£45 per session for a 50 minute slot.
I am open to making counselling more affordable for everyone and do have a few concessionary slots for Young People, OAPs and people on low incomes. Please ask as 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 practice offers support and extends a helping hand in such challenging uncertain times. I offer online therapy (video face-to-face) using Zoom or Doxy.Me and telephone sessions if this is your preference. Each session length is for 50 minutes.
Grief and Loss - Communication difficulties - Anxiety - Depression
Contracting to suit your needs and financial budget.