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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 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 your problems and what is worrying you. I will listen carefully to you and without judgement. I may ask you questions to help unpick issues, which gently and without force or pressure I will support you to work through.

"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 am an integrative therapist, which means that I use different theoretical models and tools to support you in your counselling. This will be different, tailor made - for each person. By tools I mean I may suggest ideas such as journal-ling or drawing for example to help self reflection.

In order to book an appointment please phone or email. I am more than happy to answer any initial questions in this way. We can then book an initial session where we can discuss your requirements in more detail and you can decide whether or not you would like to continue. If you are happy we will work for a further five sessions and review. There is no fixed maximum amount of sessions. Each session lasts for 1 hour.

Face to face sessions currently take place from my 'counselling hut'. This is a peaceful spot situated under a tree. Due to our current need to work safely within government recommend actions the space is very simple (I prefer rustic!) This of course helps me to clean down surfaces easily between clients.

I have recommenced working with clients face to face (April 2021). Telephone and online appointments continue to be available also.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling and I am an member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I have experience of counselling people with anxiety, low mood and depression, relationship issues, attachment anxiety and PTSD.

I have a back ground in special needs teaching which additionally supports working people with Asperger’s Syndrome and ASD, special needs, Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s dementia and other forms of dementia. I have also worked for the charity MIND.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Counselling sessions are charged at a fixed rate of £40.00. Concessionary rate £30.00


Weekday daytime and evening appointments available.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Languages offered

Somerset Total Communication

Lorraine Hazell-Linder Dip. Couns MBACP BA (Hons) PGCE

Lorraine Hazell-Linder Dip. Couns MBACP BA (Hons) PGCE