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About me

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. These are all common things that we associate with negative stress and cause misery and suffering that may impact on health & well-being. And with the current Covid pandemic this has amplified any potential issues.

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?  Years of experience working with people from different age groups has given me a range of transferable skills.

I can work with all age groups and 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 I hope you can feel safe in a counselling session with me .  I have a maturity and gentleness that most people find refreshing.  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.

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 its all about Empathy & 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. In our sessions I can offer a safe compassionate space for you to explore and talk about your feelings and find some direction. Remember this is a confidential space.

What to expect in your first session?  I work with open sessions plus planned reviews to meet your needs. This really depends on your original enquiry and what you want to achieve from counselling. We can talk about your expectations, what you want to gain and decide on a time-line together.

Who do I want to work with?  I work with Children over 13 but ideally Young People,  Adults and Elders.

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.

How can you contact me? Send me an email, leave a voice message and I will pick up normally within 48 hours.  (Confidential voicemail and email)

Training, qualifications & experience

Starting L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and will be looking to increase my client base and clinical hours.

Qualified at CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.    CPCAB 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

From an audiological perpsective, 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.

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Fees

£50 per session for a 50 minute slot. (From Jan 2021)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Two days  a week: Tuesdays and Fridays. (Occasion evenings on demand and Saturday dependent on current caseloads)

Further information

I offer support. Extend a helping hand in such challenging times. Online therapy using  Zoom, Doxy.Me, telephone sessions.

All Sessions are 50 minutes known as the counselling hour.

Specialising in Bereavement: Grief & Loss -

Communication difficulties

Anxiety - Depression

Truro
Cornwall
TR1

Key details

Sign language
Other languages Basic Makaton & BSL.
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

All work is Online or via the telephone. Home visits & Outdoor therapy will become a possibility when the current Covid crisis is deemed more safe by BACP.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Lorraine Golding - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, BACP Registered.

Lorraine Golding - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, BACP Registered.