Lorraine O'Connor BSc (Hons) Psych. MA - Relationship Therapy
I offer traditional private relationship therapy, as well as one day workshops developed for couples facing financial, or timing, challenges. Please explore this option further at www.lorraineoconnor.co.uk
Couples seeking counselling are usually desperate for change or clarity, my aim is to quickly introduce better communication from the outset of counselling. Couples who are able to talk at home usually get more out of counselling.
My ten years experience at Relate has given me the opportunity to work with people of varied cultures, unconventional circumstances and with added challenges to their communication abilities. Ages range from late teens to 'very mature' and they rarely fail to astound me with their ability to change, enabling them to get more out of life and enjoy all their relationships again. I prefer to gauge what style of counselling people respond to, this includes integrative, psychotherapy, systemic, Brief solution-focused, narrative or CBT. Many people respond to some simple coaching in behavioural change.
Therapy extends to couples as well as individuals and family members, who are having difficulties with communication and enjoying the company of people they love.
I have been a trainer for separated parents assisting with communication and support, resulting in less need to use the court system. As well as offering Anger Management courses for clients who are finding that battling to control their anger is impinging on their relationships and work.
Although not qualified psychosexually, I can help with many sexual issues. Identifying quickly if you would be better served with a referral to colleagues who are qualified and experienced Psychosexual Therapists.
I offer appointments on selected weekdays/evenings and Saturday mornings in my Wokingham home office where there is ample off-road parking.
Information on one day Relationship Enrichment Workshops can be found at www.lorraineoconnor.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Relationship Therapy
BSC (Hons) Psychology
Trainer delivering Cafcass Separated Parents Information Programme
Delivering one-day Anger Management courses, as well as individual 12-week programme
Additional courses include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- BRIEF Solution focussed therapy
- Internet addiction
- Domestic violence
- Anger management
- The relationship between Rage and Anger
- Modifying behaviours in communication
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting in divided or blended families
£55.00 for introductory sessions.
If you would like ongoing appointments:
£60-00 per counselling hour
One day Relationship Enrichment workshop £195.00 per couple, further information and booking form www.lorraineoconnor.co.uk
Tuesday eve, Wednesday and Thursday day and Saturday morning.
Various workshop dates