Lorraine O'Brien

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MBACP, Pg Dip Couple Counsellor, Supervisor
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Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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


All face to face appointments usually last one hour and will cost £60.00.

Online Counselling

Zoom costs £60, 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 £85.

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

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship issues
Trust Issues

Photos & videos


£60.00 per session

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 £60.00.  That is payable by bank transfer in advance, or cash on the day.

Supervision is usually 1.5 hours, and costs £85.

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

When I work

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

Types of client

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


In person

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
Lorraine O'Brien