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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st November 2021

About me

HeLo Counselling and Wellbeing

As a business we have made the decision to move all counselling sessions during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to online platforms or by telephone. This is to keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times. This is following the advice of the Government, NHS Scotland and BACP (my professional body).
We can now arrange the continuation of counselling via the online platforms of Zoom or WhatsApp. We can also arrange sessions via the telephone.

About me

I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for clients to explore issues that are worrying them or causing distress. The therapeutic relationship is a two-way process built on trust, empathy and acceptance. Working together has the potential to help you discover new ways of coping with your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I work with young people 12 years and over and adults.


I have a variety of experience. I currently work with young people in  school and have a private practice.I worked in a GP practice where I supported adults to explore issues and emotions such as anxiety, stress, depression, anger, low self-esteem and low self-confidence. As well as  years of experience supporting clients trying to make sense of the huge impact that grief has on their life following a bereavement or loss. Offering support for clients to talk and share the pain, sadness and overwhelming emotions that accompany grief.

As a nurse with over thirty years’ experience, my career has focused on supporting people affected by cancer at all stages of their illness. This has included experience of working closely with patients with cancer and depression. Having the knowledge and understanding of the impact, both physical and emotionally that a diagnosis of cancer, or a life threatening illness ,can have on an individual and their families.

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)

I am trained to teach the Mindfulness in Schools .be curriculum (dot-be). Here I deliver a 10-week mindfulness programme specifically designed for 11-18 years olds for use in schools, further educational establishments and youth related organisations. I hold an enhanced disclosure PVG.

Mindfulness is about paying attention to what you are feeling in the here and now, focusing on what is happening inside your body and around you. With mindfulness training, people can develop ways of regulating their thoughts and emotions by practicing mindful breathing and grounding techniques.

Focusing on the present can offer participants tools for building their resilience and ways of managing their thoughts and emotions. This could help reduce issues such as anger, anxiety, stress and depression. It may also help with sleep issues and low self-esteem.

Additional Information

I currently work as a nurse for a cancer organisation and have previously worked for a mental health association counselling young people.

I have experience of working and supporting clients in both short and long term work, tailoring the amount of sessions and support to meet the needs of the individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Stirling University
  • Online and Telephone Counselling CPD Certificate
  • Children Matter Course-certificate
  • CRUSE Specialist Module- Bereavement and Loss
  • 8 week Mindfulness Therapy (MBSR)
  • Trained to teach Mindfulness in Schools Programme (.be)
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid-2 days
  • Mental Health First Aid Lite
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Course
  • BN with Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Cancer Nursing
  • Registered General Nurse

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

KY11 and KY12

Therapies offered

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Adults 18 years and over £40 per session

Young people 12-17 years £30.00 per session.


We offer 50 minute appointments throughout the week, with day or evening appointments available. We also offer appointments on a Saturday 9am-2pm.

Further information

The initial session will give you an opportunity to discuss your concerns and look at the best way for us working together. During this appointment I will explain how counselling works and answer any questions you may have.

Once you are happy to proceed with counselling I will ask you to sign a contract and establish clear boundaries.

This explains my professional commitment to you in regards to:

  • date and times of appointments
  • confidentiality agreement
  • professional client/counsellor relationship
  • how and when to contact your counsellor outside of the sessions e.g. cancellation

This is not a legally binding document and you are free to stop the sessions at any time.


Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lorraine Petrie - HeLo Counselling And Wellbeing

Lorraine Petrie - HeLo Counselling And Wellbeing