Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor. Dartford & Gravesend

Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor.  Dartford & Gravesend


DA11 8BZ

07986 523041

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About me

Hi, as we go through our normal lives, we all have good and bad days, the struggle is when we're overloaded.

Feeling less confident than you used too ,don't recognise who you are at the moment. Anxiety can't be seen but it can definitely be felt, it's accountable for causing irritability, anger, sadness and depression, panic and frustration, it can disrupt our day to day lives at home, work or play.

I offer a warm, friendly and safe environment for you to explore all your unanswered questions. We can explore how these unanswered questions make you feel physically, and the impact they have on you emotionally. I am very much led by you, together we can explore issues such as anger management, trauma (PTSD), bereavement, frustration at not being able to cope with an alcohol and drug related issue, lack of confidence, loss of self. Family break ups, abusive relationships, and abandonment.

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 work with and support adults and young people coming to the end of their lives through life limiting and life threatening conditions, and those given the role of carer. I will also be there at the other side- bereavement,  gently encouraging family and friends to share the lives of their loved ones, and embrace their emotions.

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.

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 junior up to and including university , privately and within school settings locally based in my area. I use play and visual techniques along side talking therapy to explore how life feels when clients struggle with anxiety, depression, sadness, food disorders, family dynamics, autism, asperger's, bullying and peer pressure.

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


Accredited register membership

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.   


Counselling sessions  £35 per hour

Couple Counselling £45

Students £30

I  can offer home visits in the local area - fees are looked at accordingly.

I do not currently offer FREE assessments.

Further information

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Maps & Directions

Dartford, DA1
Gravesend, DA11 8BZ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: none


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


I am available Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 8.30 pm / Saturdays 9.00 to 3.00pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme