Lorraine Jarman

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MBACP Dip Senior Therapeutic Counsellor/Coach
Available for new clients
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Dartford DA1 & Gravesend DA11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 I am a qualified integrative counsellor coach & mentor. I’m mindful of looking after your mental health and in order to do that I have to be mindful of where and how we work together. I can offer you a safe and comfortable environment. One where I will never judge you or the topics you share. I will however gently encourage you to speak openly and freely. My aim as a therapeutic counsellor is to be “real”.  I’m honest and genuinely recognise that empathy can’t be taught, you have to truly feel it.

  • I recognise it isn’t always easy to understand “what’s going on”.  In our personal and professional lives things can change, counselling offers a place to share and explore.

I am a person-centred practitioner and encourage talking one to one / I use CBT to challenge negative thoughts and behaviours and T A to promote personal growth and development.

  • Favourite theorist-Carl Jung- exploring the unconscious mind.

I attend supervision myself and keep up to date with relevant training courses, 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 call 07986523041. A phone call will give you the opportunity to see if counselling is going to be right for you, and to assess whether you feel comfortable talking to me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Nine years ago, I started my career in counselling as a volunteer for a hospice training as a bereavement counsellor, I qualified- whilst still there, taking on a senior position.

I left the hospice earlier this year to focus on my Private Practice. I have a genuine empathy for my clients/patients and their families.  I support patients nearing the end of life or have a life limiting condition, listen to those who have, or are about to lose a loved one or find themselves in a carer's role.  Loss can be so many different emotions, thoughts and feelings, not always about bereavement but the grief of how a loss can make us feel and change us.

 My training has taught me to be empathic, genuine and non-judgemental. Everyone deserves to be listened too.

As a counsellor my aim is to help you peel back the layers, explore those thoughts and feelings. I would like to gently encourage you to trust in "yourself". Find that confidence you once had or still have, challenge any destructive negative thoughts or actions; aim to find that person you want to be.

I support breast cancer survivors, going through scary times.  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 the counselling concept.

I C O registered.

Enhanced DBS.

Coaching and Mentoring -preparing for the next step.

Integrating Coaching into Counselling Practice.

Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Anxiety and Stress.

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

Current Health and Safety information in the workplace.
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)

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

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.   


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

 Individual counselling- £40 perl hour

Couples counselling- £70-per hour

Students- £30 per session

Discount on block sessions

When I work

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Further information

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Dartford, Kent, DA1

Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8BZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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