Lorraine Cookson

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Senior Accred. Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Colchester, Essex, CO2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details


*September 2023*: 

Private Practice Coaching: I have some availability for 1:1 Private Practice Coaching and offer this on an adhoc basis or more regularly. I have more details on my website for all of the packages I offer or please contact me for more details.

Individual Supervision: I am not currently taking on new 1:1 supervisees, however I know how important it is to be supported by the right supervisor so please do contact me to be added to my waiting. 


My supervision specialisms are:

⭐️ Private Practice

⭐️ Neurodivergent therapists

⭐️ Therapists working with Neurodivergent clients

⭐️ Therapists who have had previous difficult supervision experiences

I welcome newly qualified and trainee counsellors.


I am very passionate about therapy and I love being able to support other professionals through supervision. I love helping people grow and explore topics within their therapy work.

Private Practice: I have always worked within the private sector and so feel I know this really well. Alongside supervising your client work, I am also happy to attend to your business needs and can support you to create a flourishing private practice.

Neurodivergent therapists: I have a lived and professional experience of neurodivergence and I am very happy to support you as a neurodivergent practitioner and with your neurodiverse client group.

Therapists who have had previous difficult supervision experiences: Unfortunately I have had many supervisees come to me with previous difficult experiences within supervision. Where the supervisee has been made to feel smaller than or has had a punitive experience. If you have experienced this please know that it is not the standard and a good supervisor will help to build you up. This is why being a supportive supervisor is so important to me.


In my supervision I attend to four main areas - educative; authoritative; supportive; and therapeutic. It is incredibly important to me that my supervisees feel supported in their supervision. This allows you the positive space to explore difficult and challenging experiences within the counselling room. You do not have to be the perfect therapist; you do not need to have all of the answers; and you do not have to get it right all of the time. When we have ruptures in therapy, though difficult and challenging, we have such a wonderful opportunity to repair with our clients and to model how to navigate this challenge to them. We are all human and we all err. You should never be afraid to bring this to your supervision. 


I can supervise your practice with:

⭐️ Adults

⭐️ Adolescents

⭐️ Children

⭐️ Couples 

⭐️ Consultative Supervision (supervision of supervision)

I have experience supervising therapists working in schools, colleges, universities, charities, private organisations, private practice, and solely working with EAP clients.  


Although I am now a Senior Accredited Registrant Member of the NCS my core training was BACP Accredited and I was a member of theirs for many years. I can support you through your accreditation with either the BACP or NCS. 



1:1 Supervision: £60 per hour

I offer session lengths of 45 / 60 / 90 minutes.


I offer a free 20 minutes or so on Zoom, so that we can meet and see if we feel that we might be the right fit for each other. If we decide to work together, I suggest that we contract for 3 months initially to give us time to get to know each other, after which, all being well, we will continue on a rolling monthly contract.

I am happy to be your main supervisor or an additional supervisor for specific needs. If I am not your main supervisor, I am happy to negotiate the length of session per month that would best suit your needs or meet less frequently by prior agreement. 

I am generous with my time, knowledge, and training. I am passionate about expanding my own practice and I feel I offer this energy and excitement to my supervisees. I focus on offering a flexible and supportive supervision experience.


I also offer business coaching and development for therapists working Private Practice, charged at my hourly rate of £60. Please visit my website for more details.

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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Colchester, Essex, CO2

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Online and telephone sessions are accessible for anyone who is comfortable using these mediums. Walk & Talk sessions can be adapted to meet you needs, please contact me to discuss accommodations that would best support you.

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Supervision Specialisms: Private Practice / Neurodivergent therapists & caseload / Therapists who have had previous difficult supervision experiences


Lorraine Cookson
Lorraine Cookson