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

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

High Lane
Greater Manchester


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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 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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship issues
Trust Issues

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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.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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