Lorraine | Online Person Centred Counsellor
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About me: Lorraine
I am a humanistic counsellor with over five years’ experience of face-to-face counselling and the last two years working online and over the telephone during Covid 19. I am fully registered member of the BACP and currently working towards accreditation. Seperate to this; BAST sound practitioner and NHS senior staff working in the world of Hearing loss and deaf culture for more than twenty-five years. My transferable skills make me unique and enable me to confidently work with people from all walks of life. I hold a Holistic view of the world which later led me into counselling.
I hold true that humans have one basic motive, that is the tendency to self-actualize – i.e. to fulfill one’s potential and achieve the highest level of ‘human-beingness’ we can (Rogers 1959).
Why access counselling?
People come to counselling for numerous reasons but often it is a hugely personal and individual process. It may be looking for support with a specific issue, difficult life events, relationship problems, upsetting or traumatic events or difficultly managing emotions such as grief, guilt, sadness, confusion, anger or low self-esteem. It could be a lack of wellbeing, a sense of loneliness, depression and anxiety or other mental health problems or long term physical health problems. It can be linked to a lack of purpose or lack of fulfillment which can create low self-worth and not feeling lwe belong.
It is essential to find the right person with whom you can start to trust, research (Lamberts Pie) highlights the success of any talking therapy often linked not to the type of therapy but to the therapist and how likely you are to trust the person you work with. This is about the therapeutic relationship, being able to take the risk of opening and sharing feelings and emotions when it feels right. I work with people of all stages of counselling, from those who have never tried counselling before to those newly training or searching for a different type of therapy or counsellor. The most important thing is for it to feel right, to help you make the most of your counselling journey and see it as a positive experience.
The Person Centred Approach
My grounding is the Person centred approach based on providing an environment of warmth and safety, free from threat, judgement or criticism. In offer an honest compassionate space and aim to actively help you make sense of the world and how you came to be in this situation in the first place. I have experience working with adversity in life, distress, and the sudden outpouring of strong emotions. This is from Grief and Loss, unexpected life transitions and recently working with people diagnosed with and living with Cancer. I work with adults, young people, with different agencies plus as an independent practitioner
I offer a blended approach for those people who find it problematic in any way to access appointments face to face. Online working seems the natural transition from not meeting in the room but telephone counselling give the opportunity to hone skills and truly hear and feel what is being said without actually seeing each other. Some people find this less exposing but both are as rich as any face to face working.
This s why I offer both as part of my counselling to clients.
Online sessions use the Zoom platform or we can use the landline or mobile telephone instead. Session length is always 50 minutes.
Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic
My practice is all about offering support and helping hand in uncertain and challenging times.
I call it the together-alone paradox which the Covid pandemic brings and aims to leave my clients feeling less alone and isolated with their situation.
Qualifications and registrations
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide to their code of professional conduct and ethics and work within data protection guidelines. I also attend regular supervision and commit fully to continuous professional development by attending training events, working for different agencies etc.
Current CPD is with Macmillan, previous to this training with Petals agency to develop my work with Baby loss whilst also completing my Level 5 advanced diploma in Psycho-therapeutic counselling as an independent practitioner. Future plans will be to complete supervisor training and build this business to a more full-time capacity. During the summer months I am hoping to offer additional evening sessions if there is a need.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CRUSE ABC Bereavement care - Foundation course
KooTH modules working with Young People in school counselling
Grief and Loss
Life transitions - unexpected events
Cancer and health problems
Most common issues I support people with:Anxiety and depression
Sense of self
Improve self awareness
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abortion
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Feeling sad
- ✓ Infertility
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ LGBT-issues
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Miscarriage
- ✓ Postnatal depression
- ✓ Redundancy
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Retirement
- ✓ Self-harm
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
Additional Info: Session’s cost £50 for 50 minutes (Counselling hour) Some concessions available as I offer a sliding scale if the person struggles to meet the full cost. Please let me know when getting in touch if concessions are something we need to consider as these are only offered on an individual basis.
I can signpost you to another counsellor or service offering a more reduced rate if concessionary spaces are full or I am unable to subsidize the full fee.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Saturday||9.30 - 13.00|
- ✓ 100+ Counsellors
- ✓ In the UK
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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