Lorraine Wood MBACP
I am a person-centred therapist and a registered member of BACP. I aim to provide a warm, safe and confidential environment in order to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship. Within this environment we can work together to help make sense of and understand whatever it is that you have been struggling with that has led you to counselling. Counselling is a process of change and can help you to move forward in your life and help you to gain a better understanding of yourself. Whatever your reason is for accessing therapy, I will work with you without judgement and at your own pace.
You may wish to explore or address old or unresolved issues in order to move forward with more clarity or you may be seeking support for a specific issue in your life, you may be experiencing impacts of these issues such as PTSD , anxiety or depression. Maybe you just feel different and feel like you don’t fit in or that you are misunderstood. Counselling can offer the space you need to explore the world from your own perspective and help you to feel that you are not alone and that you can make change to relieve these feelings.
I have many years’ experience working with issues such as Rape and Sexual abuse, anxiety depression, drug and alcohol addiction. I also offer clinical hypnotherapy and specialise in anxiety reduction. I am a fully qualified and experienced Person-Centred Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Teacher. I practice in Person Centred Counselling with over 10 years’ experience working in trauma specifically with adults and children affected by rape and sexual abuse. I offer clients a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting in which they can explore any past or present issues. I provide an integrative approach of person-centred therapy and clinical hypnotherapy & the REWIND Technique according to the needs of the client. I qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 2007 and Clinical Hypnotherapist in 2008 I have worked with clients suffering from a range of disorders including anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, relationship issues fears and phobias. I also have an enhanced qualification in weight management and stop smoking hypnotherapy. I have additional training in working with suicidal clients, ritual and satanic abuse and clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I am also a safe guarding lead within my role as Operations Manager for a Rape Crisis Charity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years’ experience working with issues such as Rape and Sexual abuse, anxiety depression, drug and alcohol addiction. I also offer clinical hypnotherapy and specialise in anxiety reduction.
Level 2 Concepts in Counselling
Level 3 Counselling Skills
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate for professionals working in the Sexual Violence Sector
Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Level 6 Clinical Supervision (On – Going)
Certificate in Teaching and Education
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
One to One Counselling £40 per session - 50 Minutes
Clinical Hypnotherapy £60 Per session - 50 - 90 Minutes
I offer a discounted fee of £30 per session for student counsellors ( Counselling only)
Sessions and what to expect
The first session provides us with an opportunity to meet and talk through and assess your needs and for you to decide if you will be comfortable working with me. Thereafter it is preferable that we meet on a weekly basis. Each session normally lasts for 50 minutes, I’m able to offer both short-term and long-term work.
I understand that taking the first step is not easy and I am happy to talk to you over the phone in the first instance to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have.