I offer support and extend a helping hand in challenging times.
I believe in the ability of people to overcome issues but sometimes we just need a little help. If everything seems daunting or impossible for you at the moment then counselling may be an avenue for you to explore?
Why choose me?
I'm Lorraine with years of experience working with people from different age groups and lots of transferable skills. I work as a Person-centred counsellor alongside my Audiology work, hold a more holistic view of working with the person and the unique relationship we share.
My practice is open-minded, warm-hearted and non-judgmental. You will be held safe in a counselling session with me and given the time and space to explore in depth.
I have a maturity and gentleness that people find refreshing.
My strength is listening, to say when I understand and ask when clarification is needed. I believe in Congruency and helping my clients deepen their own self awareness, to find a way forward. My clients are always at the heart of the process. My mission is to help clients feeling less alone and isolated in their world.
I work with Adults and Elders, Young people over 16yrs. Choose to specialize in Anxiety and Depression, Bereavement, Grief and Loss. More recently with baby loss, the healthy but worried and those facing transitions in life.
How can counselling help?
Basically it's about you. 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. It's empathy -communication and finding that balance. Sometimes it can be the difficult unsaid which is the hardest to talk about that holds the most energy.
It can leave us conflicted, guilty, ashamed, remorseful and a whole host of negative emotions in our lives.
What to expect in your first session?
I offer safe 'compassionate space' for you to explore and talk about your feelings. 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. I can also offer one-off sessions if you want to try first before you commit.
If you're ready to get started, all enquires are warmly received. Send me an email or leave a voice message and I will respond.
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 & ongoing CPD; Baby loss 'Petals agency and Bereavement Training International'
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.
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
Happy to work with hearing impaired clients, lip-readers, hearing aid users or those struggling with the stress and anxiety of tinnitus.
Open to working with baby loss clients to help broaden my current training and turn this into a specialism over time. Happy working with both sets of parents together and separately.
£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.