Lorraine Woolford

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6 6RS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself.

I trained at The University of Edinburgh in both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches and I draw on both to inform my practice, working creatively in the space. I am a sensitive and compassionate person and offer a non-judgemental and empathic space to explore difficult issues.  Both approaches value the therapeutic relationship as a space which facilitates growth and new insight. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the foundation of effective therapy and work collaboratively, attuning and adapting my approach to meet the needs of each individual client. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in public, private and charitable sectors and I am certified to work with children and young people. I enjoyed 4 years working with PF Counselling Service in Edinburgh, working within the young adults service and held a role as an assessment counsellor.

  • BA - Queen Margaret University
  • Pg Certificate in Counselling Skills - The University of Edinburgh
  • PgDip in Counselling/Psychotherapy - The University of Edinburgh
  • Essential Skills Diploma in counselling children and young people

Further training:

  • 2019 - DIXIT: Using Imagery Cards for Therapeutic Exploration
  • 2019 - Tales of Mourning - Loss, Grief and Contemporary Theories of Attachment
  • 2019 - Exploring working with Trauma
  • 2019 - Call and Response.  Working relationally with risk of suicide, self-harm and self-destructiveness
  • 2019 - Rape & Consent. The encounter between client and therapeutic practitioner in the time of #MeToo
  • 2020 - The Lived Experience of Countertransference 
  • 2021 - Exploring Anger using Creative Techniques
  • 2021 - Embodiment Practices for Anxiety and Trauma Recovery
  • 2021 - Polyvagal Theory and TA
  • 2021 - Introduction to Existential Therapy
  • 2022 – Teenage Suicidal Ideation 
  • 2022 - Autists In and Out of the Therapy Room 
  • 2022 – Neurodiversity
  • 2022 - Autism Dialogue Unmasked
  • 2023 - Integrating sand into clinical practice
  • 2023 - Trauma, Dissociation and the person centred approach

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I provide face-to-face counselling sessions in Edinburgh or online, with each session lasting for 50 minutes on a weekly basis. Fee £55.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I based in Leith on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday where I offer in-person sessions. 

40 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6 6RS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Lorraine Woolford
Lorraine Woolford