MIACP, MSc (Hons). Bereavement, BSc (Hons) Couns.&Psych., Post Grad. Cert. Family Therapy & Child & Adolesc.
What is counselling?
Counselling is an agreed professional piece of work between a qualified counsellor / psychotherapist and the client. It's purpose is to provide a safe, confidential environment to explore the losses, stresses, confusion, conflict and other pain during life crises.
Lorraine's style of counselling is to listen, support and perhaps help with insight to either change what is possible to change, or to live more contentedly and creatively with that which is not. Neither judging or condoning thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Not giving advice, making diagnosis or prognosis or evaluatory reports, nor in any way dis-empowering the client from finding their own solutions to the situation.
The Humanistic Approach
The humanistic approach, is an umbrella term for counselling approaches which values the relationship in the therapeutic encounter; connecting with the client in a compassionate and non-judgemental manner, while respecting the autonomy and resilience of the client. Believing that each client is the holder of their own unique questions and solution, sometimes needing an expert companion on their journey of self discovery. This may involve looking at painful emotions and memories, sometimes feeling worse before feeling an improvement.