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 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
I have a Diploma in Person-Centred (Humanistic) Counselling and I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
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 counselling skills lecturer and I have also worked for the charity MIND. I have an extensive background in special needs teaching.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Concessionary rate £35.00