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Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor. Dartford & Gravesend

Dartford DA1 & Gravesend DA11
07986 523041 07986 523041

About me

Hello !!  are you wondering why you are looking at profile after profile, not really sure why you started looking in the first place. We don't always need an actual answer, our sub conscious often takes charge , letting us know something isn't  right and may be hasn't been for a while.

Feeling less confident than you used too .Anxiety can't be seen but it can definitely felt, it's accountable for causing irritability, anger, sadness and depression, panic and frustration, it can disrupt our day to day lives, interfere with our work, and family dynamics. We can explore how the future or the past makes you feel physically, and the impact its had on you emotionally. I am very much led by you, together we can explore issues such as the impact C19 has had on you, have you been bereaved, and unable to say a proper good bye to your loved ones. Frustrated at not being able to work, or carry the fear of being made redundant. Are relationships struggling or becoming abusive.

Words aren't always easy to find so I use my training to empower the client to work both verbally and visually, with techniques to encourage you the client to find your own way back to a state of mind you understand.

I would say I'm passionate about the work I do with "life", I work with students, currently at secondary school or university, helping them to recognise and share their fears, express their emotions and seek the support and encouragement to take them forward in a world that isn't always easily understood.

I support police officers and their families - as key workers.

I work to support adults and young people coming to the end of their lives. I will  be there at the other side- post bereavement, gently encouraging family and friends to share the lives of their loved ones, and embrace their emotions, especially as the current climate has had a major impact on how we grieve.

I attend supervision regularly, and keep myself up to date with relevant training courses, current practices and techniques. I'm also a registered member of the BACP.

If you'd like to ask any questions about my counselling service please email or phone I will always reply. It might feel better having a chat so we can introduce ourselves, it also allows you the opportunity to see if you feel counselling would be right for you and that you feel comfortable talking to me. My number is 07986523041

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified bereavement counsellor with seven years experience supporting patients, their carers /  family and friends going through bereavement.

I  counsel students from Secondary School and University.  I work privately and within local schools. Along side talking therapy, I may use visual therapy to explore how life feels for someone with anxiety, depression, sadness, food disorders, family dynamics (separation anxiety)  bullying or trauma.

As a counsellor my aim is to help the client peel back the layers, allow them to rebuild their confidence and adjust their destructive thoughts and actions, to become constructive and self aware.

On line I support a breast cancer forum ,helping both men and women share their fears during and after treatment, supporting and helping individuals as they share their concerns for the future.(I have empathy for their journey as a survivor of Cancer myself).

L 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
L 3 in Counselling studies.
L 2 in Counselling skills.
Introduction to Counselling concept.

I C O registered.

Enhanced DBS.

Life Coaching and Mentoring -preparing for the next step in life.

Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Anxiety and Stress.

Working Creatively with clients.
Clinical Combo training Certificate in- information governance, safeguarding & professional boundaries 2020

Current Health and Safety information in the work place.
Imagery in death
Grief and Loss training
Domestic Abuse training

A New Way of Thinking about Addiction.

Data protection-safety.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have special interest in -

Loss; this can be through bereavement.
Image of "Self," through illness, loss of confidence or accident.
Loss of confidence due to weight / food disorders.
Loss of confidence due to being bullied or controlled.
Teenage anxiety, depression and trauma after the loss of a sibling or grand parent, parent,  friend, or close relative, or through the break up of a parents marriage.
Loss of self worth.
Loss of confidence as exams approach and doubt sets in.

Social Anxiety also known as Social Phobia:
A fear of being in social situations even if you know the people, it can limit confidence, this impacts on behaviour, thoughts and feelings limiting a positive outcome.   

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Counselling sessions  £40 per hour

ZOOM / Face to Face / Phone

Couples Counselling £45

Students £30

Payment is made in cash or via Bank transfer, this includes the initial assessment which is part of the counselling process.

Late cancellations - less than 24 hours notice are chargeable.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

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DA11 8BZ


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages none


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I am available Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 8.30 pm Saturdays 8.30 to 2.00 pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor.  Dartford & Gravesend

Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor. Dartford & Gravesend