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A Room With A View Counselling Dip couns. MBACP

About me

I am a warm, caring, and approachable person, who is good at putting people at ease. I have worked in caring professions for more than twenty-five years, with people of all ages. People often remark that they feel safe and cared for in my counselling space and find it easy to talk.

Counselling is a confidential space in which to talk about what is worrying you. I will listen carefully to you and without judgement. I may ask questions to help you unpick issues, which gently and without force or pressure I will support you to work through.

I see the process of counselling a little like a journey – your journey in which I will walk alongside you, using counselling skills, tools, and theory to help you to better understand who you are, how you feel and what you need. Some people bring one aspect of their life that they want to better understand or improve, others may work through many or related issues. This approach to counselling, which puts the client in the driving seat, is known as Humanistic or Person- Centred. I believe that given the right support we all as individuals are the best people to charter our own destiny. This process is ideal for those wanting to develop better self-esteem and confidence.

"Within moments of connecting with Lorraine I felt she was someone I could trust. I found her warm, compassionate, intuitive, professional, with a deep capacity to hold me in times of strong emotion. She also has that twinkle, that joy in being alive that comes from having done the work yourself – a deep authenticity which speaks volumes. I am so grateful for the work we did together and for the future work to come!"

I do have a holistic approach to counselling where I nurture the connection between mind, body, and soul. I offer talking therapy within which we can incorporate creativity, nature, mindfulness, and visualization into your counselling when and where relevant and only if you would like. I am a qualified Reiki practitioner and if appropriate I can offer Reiki sessions to support your counselling process also.

I am currently practicing from the Nine Springs Natural Health Centre in Yeovil for face-to-face counselling sessions. Online and telephone sessions are also available.

To book an initial consultation please telephone or email, we can then arrange a free, no obligation, chat on the telephone where you can outline what you are looking for in counselling and we can double check that I am the right counsellor for you. This will take up to 30 minutes. Usually, we will work for six sessions and then review. There is no fixed maximum number of sessions. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Diploma in Person-Centred (Humanistic) Counselling.

Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (MBACP).

Usui Reiki Level II

BA Hons (Fine Art), PGCE.

I have experience of counselling people with anxiety, low mood and depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, relationship issues (romantic and familial), PTSD, Autism (including Asperger's Syndrome), Parkinson’s Dementia, bereavement and Boarding School Syndrome.

I am a former counselling skills lecturer and I have also worked for the charity MIND. I have an extensive background in special needs teaching.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Concessionary rate £35.00

When I work

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Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, 70 Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Somerset Total Communication