Lorraine Neatham MBACP, Dip. Couns Integrative Counsellor

Lorraine Neatham MBACP, Dip. Couns Integrative Counsellor

Victoria Road
Horndon On The Hill
SS17 8ND


07958 656340

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About me


I'm Lorraine, a fully qualified counsellor & Registered Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have experience of providing counselling within various settings. As well as my private practice counselling, I'm also Co-founder of Open To Change Essex, addiction support group in Brentwood, Essex. My experience so far has led me to work with clients who have had a wide range of issues e.g. Depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, abuse, loss & grief, bereavement, low self-esteem, dyslexia-related issues, etc.

My counselling room/log cabin is situated in my garden and has suitable access for wheelchair users (lightweight folding wheelchair) Please see photos at bottom of page.

Sometimes it can feel like life's events are starting to weigh you down and you feel like you could do with a helping hand. One of the first steps you can take to lighten your load and start looking after yourself and your wellbeing is to enter into counselling, which from personal experience can feel like a daunting first step to take. Let me reassure you within counselling I will provide a professional, warm, reflective therapeutic relationship in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment, which will allow you to go at your own pace while you discover more about yourself.

I can offer both short term, up to 6-12 weeks and long term 12 weeks or more, counselling.

I have an integrative; multi-model approach, which includes Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Humanistic/Person-Centred Therapy, which I tailor to your individual needs.

Each individual has their own path to follow and a different view of what is happening around them, which at times may feel rather unsettling and confusing. My aim is to focus on you and understand your issues from your perspective which will enable me to gain a sense of awareness of your needs and how your issues are impacting on your life. Within my work, I specialise in individual counselling and offer a high level of professionalism and understanding. I will help guide you on your journey in finding a new or different sense of being, allowing you to make your own choices, without giving you advice or expressing my opinions.

I offer a safe space where you are encouraged to explore, identify and connect with your inner thoughts and feelings, and how you interact or perceive your surroundings.

I regularly update my counselling knowledge and skills by participating in; Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops

Counselling is a personal relationship between you and your counsellor and requires mutual trust, openness and honesty. To establish this trust, it is important that we match. I would like to invite you for a preliminary talk so that we can get to know each other and choose the right direction.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Supervision Skills (BPS Approved)
  • Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • AQA Counselling Skills
  • AQA Introduction to Counselling

    Continued Professional Development Training

  • CBT Introductory Course
  • Working with Abuse, Trauma & Dissociation
  • Understanding Anger (and rage)
  • Working with Addictions
  • Attachment Theory from the inside
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Mindfulness Skills in Practice

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dyslexia related issues.

Photos & videos

  • The Benefits of Counselling
  • Counselling room Horndon on The Hill, Essex
  • Counselling Cabin Wheelchair ramp
  • Counselling Cabin Horndon on the Hill, Essex


I offer the first assessment session free of charge, so we can meet and discuss what is troubling you, and for us to establish if I'm the appropriate person to help you.

  • Individual counselling £35 per 50mins counselling session
  • Students & Trainees £30 per 50mins counselling session

Maps & Directions

Horndon On The Hill, SS17 8ND
Brentwood, CM13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

My counselling room/log cabin is situated in my garden and has suitable access for wheelchair users (lightweight folding wheelchair) Please see photos at bottom of page.


Monday-Friday evenings.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme