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About me

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor.


Therapy for individuals and couples


I offer a safe and comfortable space for you to explore all feelings without being judged so you feel accepted, valued and understood. I offer short term focused and longer term in depth counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues.


Extensive experience:


- ageing related issues/ getting older

- anxiety, depression and stress

- bereavement, grief and loss

- family issues, breakdown and rifts

- workplace issues, change and redundancy

- change management and personal development

- managing change or upheaval at home or at work

- facing a crossroads in life or loss of direction


Couples Therapy


I have 30 years experience of working with couples and relationship issues for relate and other organisations. This provides me with extensive experience of :-


- conflict management

- Domestic Abuse

- Relationship issues, breakdown and separation

- Life stages i.e. New baby, Children leaving home, Elderly relatives

- Infertility

- Impact of health issues such as Cancer, Depression, or Epilepsy on a relationship

- Affairs

- Sex


Supervision for Therapists


See supervision profile https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/supervisor_50066.html

Fee's

All face to face appointments usually last one hour and will cost £55.00.

Online Counselling

Zoom costs £55, for one hour.

Email Counselling costs £45 per email response.  Discounts available for multiple responses booked ahead.

Supervision is usually 1.5 hours, and costs £75.

If you are a student please do contact to talk about affordability.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced Therapist with extensive experience of working with adults, couples and young people (from 11 years old).  I trained in psychodynamic, as a foundation for my practice, and have since gone on to train in Systemic, Narrative, CBT and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. I also have extensive experience supervising students on Person- Centred Counselling courses, and as well as Integrative Counselling Courses.
Counselling is offered face to face, online (zoom or email), or by telephone.

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate in Narrative Therapy
  • Certificate in Brief Therapy: Individuals and Family
  • Certificate in Marital & Couple Therapy Relate Marriage Guidance
  • Diploma in Counselling Online

Further Training

  • Child protection
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Solution focused approaches working with young people
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Self Harm/suicide
  • Bereavement
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Addictions
  • Cancer
  • Attachments
  • Sex Addiction Assessments
  • Working Creatively

Member organisations

BACP

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

Relationship issues
Sex
Separation/Divorce
Affairs
Trust Issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Additional information

How long are appointments, and what do they cost?

The first appointment is a consultation appointment.  Its an opportunity for us to talk through what your needs are, and whether we can work together on those needs.

All appointments usually last one hour and will cost £55.00.  That is payable by bank transfer in advance, or cash on the day.

Supervision is usually 1.5 hours, and costs £75.

If you are a student please do contact to talk about affordability.

Availability

I work daytime and evenings Monday - Friday

Further information

I am an experienced qualified supervisor and offer supervision to trainee/qualified psychotherapists and counsellors, as well as people from caring professions such as social workers, support workers, and education settings such as Child Protection Officers, Welfare Departments etc.

Trained in an Integrative Therapy model in counselling and Hawkins and Shohet in Supervision, I deliver supervision to counsellors and Therapists working with adults, young people, couples and online counsellors.

I have worked with a lot of students from various modalities, and understand the emotional, practical and financial issues facing students and trainee practitioners. Therefore I offer concessional rates for students. Please contact to discuss further.

High Lane
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I trained, and qualified in Hawkins and Shohet 7 eyed Model of Supervision, and have extensive experience working as a Clinical Supervisor in the Charity Sector with Relate, Beacon and TLC, and as Clinical Lead for The Relationship Hub.

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Lorraine O'Brien  MBACP,  Pg Dip Couple Counsellor, Supervisor

Lorraine O'Brien MBACP, Pg Dip Couple Counsellor, Supervisor