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PgCert, BA(Hons), MBACP

About me

Recently awarded Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor/Therapist and Supervisor (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. 

I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who:

  • have experienced early attachment disruption
  • experienced, or are experiencing, trauma or abuse, including
  • transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse
  • have a personality disorder diagnosis
  • experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder
  • experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses


I am a member of the following professional/membership bodies:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • UK Association for Transactional Analysis
  • European Association for Transactional Analysis
  • International Transactional Analysis Association
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist over a number of years, initially in Watford, and more recently in Winchester, and online. In addition to this, I work as a clinical supervisor, both in my private practice, and for a local counselling organisation. I am also a member of the Accreditation and Membership Committee for a Regional Training Establishment. Prior to this I had some experience conducting annual reviews of the efficacy of Therapeutic Communities around the UK. 

My initial training (BA degree) was in Integrative Counselling, offering a variety of ways of working with clients. I have subsequently trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy and ongoing Psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis.

Alongside training in therapeutic approaches, I have extensive training specialising in working with trauma.

A synopsis of my main training is provided below (most recent first).

Ongoing:

  • Level 7 / Certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (The Link Centre/UKATA, 2021-2023)
  • Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies (Trauma Research Foundation, 2021-2022)
  • Advanced Certificate in Trauma and Dissociation (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, 2021-2022)

Completed:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (Level 7) in Supervision (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, 2021)
  • Certificate in Working with Groups (The Link Centre, 2021)
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis (The Link Centre, 2020-2021)
  • Certificate in Internal Family Systems Therapy (Internal Family Systems Therapy Institute, 2020)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (Level 7) in Trauma Studies (University College Cork, 2019-2020)
  • BA(hons) Theology and Counselling (London School of Theology, 2014-2017)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Person Centred Counselling (City College, Southampton, 2013-2014)
  • Level 2 Certificate Introduction to Counselling (City College, Southampton, 2013)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free introductory call (20mins). Sessions cost £60 (per hour). Group sessions cost £25-30 per 1 hour 30 mins. 

I also offer a limited number of sessions per week with set reduced fees based on financial need. These are offered at cost price.

Due to the often open ended nature of counselling work, if these slots are already allocated I will be unable to indicate when a reduced fee slot may become available.

When I work

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I offer weekly therapy sessions in person and/or online, to adults, in individual or group settings.

Please contact me for my current availability.

Further information

If you would like further details or to book an initial session please contact me by email at lori@winchestertraumacounselling.co.uk or by phone/text/WhatsApp on 07763213210. I will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible, usually during working hours. 

If you are in crisis please contact Samaritans on 116123, your GP, or attend A&E if appropriate.

Winchester Trauma Counselling, Talbot House, 34 Staple Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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There are stairs in the building to get to the counselling room. The closest parking is a few minutes walk away at Tower Street. Alternatively, the venue is accessible by the town's main bus routes, or 5-10 mins walk from the train station.

Supervision

In person
Online

I offer supervision to supervisees from a variety of modalities. I have trained in Integrative, IFS, and TA modalities, and in working with trauma.

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