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

Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6
07544230858 07544230858
Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6

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 almost 27 years experience of working with couples/relationship issues for relate. 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


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

Online Counselling

Skype costs £45, 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 (11 years upwards).  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- Centered Counselling courses, and as well as Integrative Counselling Courses.
Counselling is offered face to face, online (Skype 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


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
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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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.

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
Greater Manchester

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 Unspecified


I work daytime and evenings Monday - Friday and Saturday daytime only.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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.  My experience also comes from working with other professional organisations, offering supervision to Social Workers, Child Protection Officers, Teaching Staff, and Welfare workers. .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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