Counsellor in Crowthorne
"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But there's nothing as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong"
My name is Lorraine thank you for visiting my website.
I am an experienced Integrative Relational Therapist.
I understand starting counselling can feel like a difficult step to take, and I am here to support you through this process.
At this time of unprecendented crisis, our world has become a very different, often frightening place to be. Our social support networks have been severely compromised, through the necessity of social distancing and we face an uncertain future.
As we progress through this state of flux, it is likely that we experience feelings of sadness, fear, isolation, increasing anxiety, loss and stresses on our relationships. We are bombarded with information through television, internet and social media, advice on how to live in as safe way, and how to battle through. It can feel very scary and overwhelming.
I am currently working online and face to face as a therapist and invite you to contact me for an initial consultation. Talking to a counsellor can really help. Taking care of our mental health may be very important to deal with the challenges ahead. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, depression or stress. Perhaps you are having difficulties with relationship issues or have had a bereavement. Perhaps you have experienced some form of trauma or abuse or you just can't make sense of life right now. Counselling can help you with these difficult feelings.
Could you benefit from a safe place to take some time out, to be listened to and explore your feelings with a therapist alongside you?
As a BACP registered counsellor, I provide counselling in a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, at my Crowthorne practice; close to Wokingham, Sandhurst, Yateley, Camberley, Bracknell Ascot & Farnborough. I can help you make sense of the experiences that are troubling you and the challenges you are facing in your life and help you move towards personal growth and change in your life.
I offer counselling to individuals, young adults and children aged 12 and above, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and live it more fully, helping you with all aspects of your relationship and life's stress.
I believe that providing you with psychological tools can be invaluable. I also believe in the power of a good connection between two people, to enable you to unlock your potential and find the courage, confidence, inspiration, success and happiness you deserve.
I understand that feelings don’t need to be avoided or feared, they just are. I am experienced in helping people overcome their griefs and their struggles. CENTRAL to my ethos as a practitioner in Mental Health is the belief that everybody carries within them their own inner wisdom or inner guiding principle. Some refer to it as ‘the inner healer’ or intuition or unconscious intelligence. This inner wisdom is what I rely on. I know that all people are creative and that given the right circumstances, everyone can find their way. As someone once put it: the therapist is not an active agent but a “co-adventurer’ who intelligently supports what is happening.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
My practice is in Crowthorne Berkshire, and close to: Sandhurst, Camberley, Bracknell, Ascot, Yateley, Wokingham, Crowthorne, bordering Surrey, and Hampshire.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Day 10th October
This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness week is Mental health in an Unequal World
When we are struggling, and feeling low, despondent or even desperate, having someone reach out, notice our need and let us know they are there for us can make all the difference. Now, more than ever, people all over the world are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work issues, health issues and, sadly, bereavement.
During this time of crisis, and uncertainty we are seeing, and maybe offering, acts of kindness all around us, but we may also be feeling very isolated. No one should have to struggle alone. Reach out to a friend or relative, make that email, pick up the phone.
When difficulties seem to overwhelm us, counselling can be a great help. Knowing the therapist is walking alongside us, supporting us and helping us make sense of our lives, can really help. During this time of lockdown and social distancing, counsellors are still here. Starting counselling is daunting when we can start the work face to face and may feel even more so by video or telephone call, but you do not need to struggle alone. Help is here.
Kindness to others is so important, but remember “we often wait for kindness …… but being kind to yourself can start now’ Charlie Mackesy.