Lorraine Hedges BA(Hons), MBACP
I am a BACP registered counsellor (register number 333403) offering professional counselling to adult clients. I have worked as a counsellor in Watford and Winchester over a number of years, and prior to this I had some experience conducting annual reviews of the efficacy of therapeutic communities around the UK.
I offer counselling in a quiet venue in Winchester city centre and currently have space on Mondays for new clients. The closest parking is a few minutes walk away at Tower Street and the venue is accessible by the town's main bus routes, or approx 10 mins walk from the train station. There are stairs in the building to get to the counselling room.
Sessions last for 1 hour (usually weekly) at a regular and mutually convenient time for ongoing counselling. This may be short or long term work, we will identify clear goals in our first session which we will regularly review our work to ensure you are getting what you want and need from the time we have together.
If you would like further details or to book an initial session please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text on 07763213210.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced trauma or abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, or who are experiencing suicidal feelings, thoughts, or impulses. I have had specific training in using the CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality) Framework to work with clients to manage, explore, and understand these thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
My training (BA degree) is in integrative counselling, which means I have experience of working in a variety of ways with clients, from traditional talking therapy to more creative ways of exploring issues, as well as CBT and DBT skills, mindfulness, and relaxation. It is important that you find a way to explore your issues that best suits you - one size doesn't fit all - and hopefully a varied approach in counselling will help you do that. I place a strong emphasis in the way I work on the therapeutic relationship we create together, as this provides the safety for you to explore the issues that are troubling you.
I also do regular ongoing training and continuing professional development in a variety of areas. This has recently included:
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Domestic abuse
- EMDR (introduction)
- Extreme religious organisations
- Self harm
- Vicarious trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions cost £45, however I am able to offer some reduced fees based on financial need.
If you would like further details or to book an initial session please contact me by email, phone or text.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am currently able to offer counselling appointments to new clients on Mondays.
Types of client