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.
Face to Face counselling
Having a therapeutic space that offers a safe environment, like having a bolthole available to visit. Available at my premises.
The experience differs from face to face, yet telephone counselling can be likened to having a good conversation without having to leave the home.
Secure digital chat through Zoom platform, can be beneficial if you live in a busy household. Or secure video calling also Zoom platform, this gives you the freedom to access therapy at a convenient time.
My calendar shows online and telephone counselling sessions that are currently available and could be available the next day.
Please contact via email or telephone for availability, I aim to respond within 24 hours.
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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience working with parents in the areas of
Parent experiencing ill mental health
Child experiencing ill mental health
Past experiences of parenting
Present experiences of parenting
£40 per 50 minute session
Payments by bank transfer or cash if Face to Face counselling.
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.
I run a successful Private Practice in Andover Hampshire and an now offering online and Telephone counselling to become accessible to those who lead busy lives.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Online and Telephone Counselling available at Evenings and early mornings. Face to Face Counselling available at my premises in Andover Hampshire. Online booking available on website.
Types of client
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