Lorraine is a qualified counsellor with over 10 years experience, counselling supervisor and accredited member of the BACP. Prior qualifying Lorraine worked in both the corporate business and voluntary sector. This brings a broad breadth of experience to the counselling relationship.
Lorraine specialises in supporting clients experiencing loss, low mood and self esteem, stress and anxiety in both work and in personal relationships. She is able to support clients in a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental way to help achieve emotional well-being, coping strategies and improved self- worth.
On-going professional development is undertaken.
Lorraine offers supervision to both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training.
Her supervision style encompasses her integrative approach to counselling. This is primary using a compassionate approach to CBT and Psychodynamic principles but aspects of other models are used including TA and Solution Focused therapy, which may be particularly helpful for shorter term work. The key focus is supporting counsellors in their work to grow professionally, receive support including ethical issues and provide a space to reflect on client work and needs.
Lorraine also manage a counselling service which enables her to have a broad experience and exposure to a range of counselling issues.
Lorraine has a post graduate diploma in supervision and would be happy to discuss your supervision needs and preferences. Generally she would suggest an initial telephone conversation and then a face to face meeting in order to learn more about each other and how you may work together.
As with counselling it is the strength of the supervisory relationship which will predominantly determine its success rather than the particular model of therapy although an understanding and respect of our respective approaches is important.
Concessions maybe available
Diploma in Supervision
Dip HE Counselling awarded by Roehampton University
Cert. Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Primary Certificate in Stress Management
Primary Certificate in developing psychological resilience.
Lorraine's counselling approach is holistic applying an integration of the principles of CBT, Psychodynamic and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Recognising that the past often has an impact on our present lives and our relationships.
Long- term face to face, short - term face to face, time- limited .
Where it is not possible to conduct counselling sessions person and where the presenting issue is appropriate, Lorraine is able to offer remote sessions by telephone or on-line platforms. Usually this will be via Zoom although it can be discussed whether another suitable or preferred method is needed . Before committing to counselling in this format it will be necessary to discuss the issues being brought and gain some general information. This is to assess suitability, understanding of on-line communication, including having a private space.
Remote counselling is only available to individual adult clients.
Please read my the informed consent regarding working online.
To book a counselling appointment or for more information about supervision, please contact Lorraine:
Telephone 07837 978600