Lorraine Cookson - Senior Accred. Counsellor and Supervisor
As an Integral Therapist I am uniquely trained in many complete models of therapy and use which model is most appropriate for each client at that time. This gives me a good insight into different modalities and really suits creative working which I personally love. I hope to bring this experience, creativity and understanding to my work as a supervisor. I hope to create a supportive and empowering environment for my supervisees.
My background is in mental health and I have worked in different care settings since 2004 and have a wealth of experience with different clients and issues. I currently work with adults, adolescents, children and couples.
I have completed a Certificate in Supervision and a Diploma in Supervision.
I am really passionate about counselling and I love supporting other counsellors in this work. I particularly enjoy working with counsellors that are setting up or expanding their own private practice; with a thriving practice of my own I feel I am well placed to support this. My hope is to empower colleagues in their private practice work and to help them to build a self sustaining business.
My model of supervision is really a mix of theories I've studied but I lean greatly on my intuition as a therapist and supervisor. I believe that clients and supervisees have the skills they need and I hope to help someone to reach their own conclusions with support. Having said that I have worked for a great many years in high pressed positions in which I have had to make quick and important decisions around the care of clients relating to child protection issues and the like, so I am confident in taking a lead if supervisees need this at times.
I am well supported in my own practice by 2 different supervisors. I have sought supervisors that have specialisms due to the wide variety of my work. Both of my supervisors have private practice's of their own. One specialises in working with adolescents and online and both offer consultative supervision so my supervisees can be assured that their practice is in safe hands.
I work from my home office in Layer de la Haye and as a Certified Cyber Therapist I am happy to offer supervision via a secure online platform.
I charge £40 per hour and I am happy to offer 45, 60 or 90 minutes sessions every month. Or if you would like to see me on an adhoc basis I'm happy to offer 60 or 90 minutes sessions by arrangement.
Payment can be made via cash, card, or bank transfer.