Lorraine Hodges MBACP
As an Integrative Counsellor I use Humanistic Counselling theories to help me offer an individual therapy experience tailored just for you and your needs.
One of the theories I trained in is Gestalt, Gestalt theory focuses on working creatively in the here and now. Focusing on issues that are happening in the present can be difficult to talk about, I would invite you to think about your issues from another perspective by working with creative tools. I use shells/objects to help you place the focus externally and then be able to map out issues. Once out in the open it can be easier to view and explore the issues, and discover new ways of seeing and coping with issues. This type of therapy is also useful when dealing with historic issues, or relationships with self or others.
Counselling is a very personal and unique experience, what you can expect from an initial session is a chance for you to talk about what you want and hope to get out of counselling. If you feel happy and want to continue with me, then I would ask if you would prefer counselling either on a short or long term basis, and if you would like sessions weekly or fortnightly.
Training, qualifications & experience
DIP HE Gestalt Humanistic Counselling
BA Hons Integrative Counselling (ongoing and completing research on 'How Counselling Parents can benefit a Child')
I consistently work on Continuing my Professional Development by attending training days, reading literature, actively research areas of interest and curiosity.
Experience working with clients with
- Relationship issues
- Post Natal Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Sexual/Psychological/Physical Abuse
- Work Related Issues
- Crossroads Situation
- I have extensive experience working with parents who are struggling with daily life
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
£40 per 50 minute session
I am happy to offer concessions, please mention when making contact if you have financial difficulties or are a student.
I am employed at a Family Counselling Service in Berkshire. I work with parents on a long term basis and who experience mental health issues or are struggling with parenting. This can be due to own childhood experiences or parenting of own children. This role is my inspiration to complete a research pilot study of 'How Counselling Parents benefit Children'. My aim is to discover the possible benefits of counselling on the parent and child relationship.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Friday 9am til 4pm. Some evening availability please ask when making contact.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|