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About Me

I support individual adults and adolescents from my Practice in Herne Hill, South London.

Throughout my working life I have been involved in supporting, enabling and encouraging individuals to grow and change. Prior to training and qualifying as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I trained and worked as an Occupational Psychologist.

I offer confidential face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy to help you gain a greater understanding of why you feel the way you do. I am trained to listen and offer a non-judgemental environment where you can talk through your problems and find ways of making choices to improve your quality of life.  I also offer online counselling services if you are unable to attend sessions.

I use a relational-integrative approach to counselling and Psychotherapy. Literature has shown that the most important aspect for a successful therapy outcome is the relationship between the client and the therapist itself. Therefore, it is important to have an initial assessment session to ensure the relationship is beneficial for you.

I work with clients on an individual basis dealing with a wide range of issues. The length of time clients work with me varies according to the needs of each person and includes both longer term psychotherapeutic work as well as short term solution focused counselling. In broad terms, short term counselling will typically be 6 – 12 sessions whilst working psychotherapeutically at greater depth will take longer.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Metanoia Institute)

MSc in Occupational Psychology (City, University of London)

BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Birkbeck, University of London)


MBACP (Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Member of the Metanoia Institute

MBPsS (Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society)

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


The fee for the initial assessment session is £80.

Thereafter, the fee for ongoing individual 50-minute sessions is £80 by bank transfer.

Couple Counselling is £100 for a 60-minute session.

During lockdown I am offering online sessions to NHS workers at concessionary rates of £50 per session.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I can offer my professional counselling services to people of all ages on a long or short-term face-to-face basis.  I have experience working in various settings including schools, GP surgeries and both charitable and private organisations.

I work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am - 9pm.

Herne Hill

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No


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


Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Lorraine Trotman MSc, MBACP

Lorraine Trotman MSc, MBACP