About Lorraine Gillingham
I am an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor offering both short and long term counselling to individuals and couples. I offer a low cost consultation session which can help you to think about the way forward and how counselling could make a difference.
Some people may spend a long time thinking about whether or not they want to start counselling. For others, a life crisis, bereavement or relationship breakdown might prompt them to seek support. At times, life can be challenging or distressing, and it can be really hard to find solutions or a way forward from our problems.
Whether you want to explore past events, are worried about what the future might hold, or want to find solutions to current difficulties, counselling provides a confidential place to talk about, and find solutions to, your concerns. I offer my clients a safe and confidential service, drawing on many years of experience I am committed to providing a high standard of counselling care, focussed on and tailored to each individual.
My training, work experience and any achievement
My qualifications are:
1996 Cert Couns Skills, CSCT London
1997 Cert Couns Theory, CSCT London
1997 Combined Cert Couns, CSCT London
1999 Post Graduate Diploma Counselling, University of Sussex
2004 Cert Counselling Supervision, University of Sussex
2005 British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accreditation
2005 UKRC Registered Counsellor
2011 Post Qualifying Certificate Couple Counselling - Relate Institute
My counselling experience includes:
- Working in long term Private Practice;
- Parental Support Counselling Service - Counsellor;
- Counsellor and supervisor at Rock Clinic, Brighton;
- Couple Counsellor - Relate, Brighton;
- Brighton Womens Centre - Supervisor;
- Brighton & Hove Primary Schools - Parent Counsellor;
- Consultative supervision school staff - East Sussex & Brighton & Hove;
- Sussex University - Counsellor;
- Managing team of counsellors - East and West Sussex Schools;
- Head of Therapeutic Services - Sussex charitable organisation;I
I originally qualified as a Psychodynamic counsellor, however, through further professional development; I am able to use other counselling approaches. This is sometimes referred to as Integrative counselling, which is a combination of counselling approaches used to best suit individual clients.
In addition, I am a qualified Relate couple counsellor and clinical supervisor. I am a member of, and was Accredited by, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2005 and have full professional insurances.
Having worked for many years both in private practice and within organisations offering specialist counselling services, I have had experience of working with people who have used counselling to help them with a wide range of problems including: Anxiety, bereavement, disability, depression, abuse and abusive relationships, phobias, relationship breakdowns, obsessive feelings and behaviours. This list is not exhaustive; there are many reasons why people choose to come to counselling.
My counselling practices are located within Horsham and Brighton. Both clinics are comfortable and easily accessible by public transport, and have on street parking.
From my experience, an initial meeting with a counsellor prior to starting counselling can be helpful in giving you an opportunity to think about whether they are someone you feel comfortable with. Whatever has led you to counselling, the relationship between yourself and the counsellor will be important to the success of the therapy.
If you have decided that you want change something in your life, and are taking the step to look for a counsellor then you are already on the way to gaining a better understanding of yourself and to finding a happier and more fulfilling life.
I hope that the information here at Natural Therapy for All will assist you in making a decision about counselling and finding a counsellor.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
I am also a Relate trained couple counselling and can offer couples therapy for a wide range of relationship difficulties.
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Anger Management
- Childhood Issues
- Couple Relationships
- Eating Disorders
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Learning Difficulties
- Low Self Confidence
- Marriage (Marital Relations)
- Midlife Crisis
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Negative Thoughts
- Panic Attacks
- Physical Abuse
- Post Natal Depression (PND)
- Premature Ejaculation (PE)
- Relationship Problems
- Same Sex Relationships
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Self Development
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Somatogenic Psychosis
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Work Stress
- Emotional Abuse
- Counselling: £45.00/session
Special Online Booking Offers
I offer a 50 minutes initial consultation for £20.00
This will give you the opportunity to think about whether counselling is the best way forward for your situaiton and/or what issues or problems you might like to resolve.
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