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Loraine Cairns | Counsellor - Psychotherapist - EMDR therapist

6 Queens Street
EX32 8HJ Barnstaple
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Counselling Barnstaple

My name is Loraine. I am an experienced and accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, Qualified Supervisor and I am passionate about this profession.

Maybe you have a clear idea of why you are considering counselling or EMDR, or maybe you would like to explore a more general feeling you have. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore any feelings of concern or distress that you are experiencing at the moment. 


Counselling is an opportunity to take time for yourself; time to explore, discover, heal, change and sometimes simply ‘be’ alongside your Self. 


I will take care to ensure that the pace of our work feels right for you.


During our first session we will discuss what has brought you here, and explore what you would like to get out of our sessions. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions and to see get a sense of whether I could be the right therapist for you.



Types of issues

I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including:


  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Body image issues
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Fertility issues
  • Identity issues


  • Infidelity
  • Life transitions
  • Pain management
  • Redundancy
  • Self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Sexual & intimacy issues




About me

My experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy ranges from being a student, a client, a tutor, a practitioner and a supervisor – so I have a 360 degree perspective!


I continue to broaden and deepen my professional development with a range of courses, workshops and activities.


I am a registered & accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy), IIPA (International Integrative Psychotherapy Association) and EMDR Association UK & Ireland. 

Online therapy

During the Covid 19 pandemic, and in line with current guidance, I am working remotely using Zoom. Working online can feel different from being in the same room, but it can nevertheless be an extremely effective form of therapy.


The BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and the EMDR UK & Ireland Association have offered guidance and recommendations about working online, which I take account of to ensure my practice remains highly professional.


I offer counselling, psychotherapy and EMDR via Zoom.

Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic

The current coronavirus pandemic has plunged the entire world into uncharted territory. The many uncertainties that it brings, both directly, about the nature and threat of the virus itself, and indirectly, about the knock-on effect on our daily lives, relationships, jobs and finances, can cause us to feel increased stress and anxiety. If you are feeling adversely affected by any of the many aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, please get in touch.

Qualifications and registrations

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • IIPA Certification in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • EMDR  Europe Accredited Training in the Theory & Practice of EMDR
  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision


Professional status

  • Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist  (Reg.MBACP(Accred))
  • IIPA Certified Integrative Psychotherapist
  • EMDR Europe qualified Therapist
  • CPCAB qualified Counselling Supervisor


Professional body memberships

  • BACP
  • IIPA
  • EMDR UK & Ireland






EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitzation and Reprocessing) is a specialized form of therapy, which is particularly effective in working with trauma and distressing memories. 



TRE® (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises) recognises the healing potential of the body’s natural tendency to tremor and shake. TRE® is suitable for working with deeply held trauma as well as everyday tensions. It is not necessary to name or talk about any specific experience or memory. The neurogenic tremors will naturally spread to the areas of the body that are holding the tension or trauma.


Registered with

Accredited and Registered Member of BACP


£45 per hour / £60 per 1.5 hours


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