About Me

Lorraine

CounselLor / Psychotherapist

I am a qualified & registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist who is trained and experienced in a range of therapeutic models and approaches including Hypnotherapy & CBT. I have experience working with individuals presenting with various issues, circumstances and mental health difficulties.

Despite being common, struggling with your mental health can be very challenging and may look and feel different for each one of us. I will work with you in a collaborative way so that together we can explore your needs and goals for therapy.

Along with my own private practice, I am a volunteer Counsellor at Chris’s House – suicide prevention charity.

I am an Advanced BWRT Practitioner – MBWRT (Adv.). BWRT® deals with your emotional or psychological triggers even before they reach your conscious mind. Powerful Therapy that empowers people to instigate the changes via our powerful brain

I am a WSN Practitioner – this is an interactive therapy which allows you to really understand your personality traits, which can then give you heightened awareness to ensure you make the right decisions for you

I am a Coach – for professional and personal objectives. We work together in a proactive approach to let you excel with your chosen goals through CBT and other methods

What led me to the therapy world?

I have been in the corporate world for over 25 years and managed many businesses and contracts but the big thing for me was always about developing people’s talents and letting them grow to their full potential.

As for myself – I stopped smoking with Hypnotherapy and personally know the benefits this therapy can bring to peoples’ lives.

I was a person who mainly sat behind a desk and exercise was for other people. I did some work on my own mindset and learned to understand my relationship with the biscuit cupboard and my stress levels. From not being able to run the length of myself, I went on to run 5 x 5k, 3 x 10ks and 3 x half marathons, 2 x Spartans and a Tough Mudder. Its amazing to get your mindset in the right place for you to excel.

I, like many, had to face redundancy after being with the same company for 14 years – that feeling of low self-worth, lack of self-confidence throughout you. Sleepless nights worrying how you are going to provide for your family. Mind racing – what does the future hold for me, how will I cope?

I found talking therapies during my corporate world and realised this was where my real passion lies….

Thinking back to my corporate days, I witnessed many people who get bogged down with their life due to learned behaviours. Due to this, they end up trapped and then just “plod along” which in itself can cause HUGE issues – but I now know – people do have choices to change their life for the better……

So, if you are experiencing  difficulties such as: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, poor body image, grief/loss of a loved one or job or relationship issues, you may wish a confidential, non-judgmental and compassionate place, where you can express how you feel, form a commitment to understanding and helping you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life. In doing so, you will realise your inner strength and abilities – maybe for the first time in your life.

For this reason, in my practice I use an integrative approach. This means that I integrate different evidence-based theories and therapeutic tools into your individual plan, depending on your needs and goals for therapy

One of my most important roles in therapy is to foster &empower change, well-being, psychological functioning, and psychological flexibility.

Thank you for taking the time to browse this site.

It is always hugely rewarding to meet new people and for me, there is nothing more satisfying than the opportunity to accompany people in their journey to success, freedom and wholeness

So if you feel I may be the right therapist for you, get in touch to receive your complimentary initial consultation via zoom or phone

Hynotherapy

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills
  • BWRT Advanced Practitioner & Coaching
  • WSN Counselling & Coaching Practitioner
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy Specialist Practitioner
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy Weight Specialist – Hypnotic Stomach Banding
  • Part Therapy
  • Emotion Resolution
  • EMDR incorporating Hypnosis
  • Mental Health Diploma
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • ASIST Training
  • SAFE Talk
  • AIET – Award in Education & Training