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Lorraine Langridge MBACP(accred reg) PGDipCouns(nhs) PGDipSupervision(nhs) Lic.Ac MTAS

What is counselling?

Counselling is a type of talking therapy. People talk to a counsellor about their problems, exploring various aspects of their life and feelings without being judged. The counsellor will listen attentively, with acceptance and respect for the client and encourage the expression of feelings and thoughts, behaviours and ways of relating to other people. It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to a particular course of action.

The counsellor will be empathic, genuine and respectful of all clients forming a working alliance or relationship of trust in which the client feels secure and safe.

The aims of counselling

Counselling can help people to: Discuss their problems honestly and openly, deal with issues that are preventing them from achieving an outlook on life.

Everyone has different ways of coping with personal difficulties. People often deal with stressful situations and events by talking to their partner, a family member or a friend. However, in certain situations, talking to a professional counsellor may be more helpful.

What can counselling help?

Consider counselling if...

  • You are experiencing difficulties with sleeping, restlessness or troubling dreams
  • Worrying thoughts are crowding in and cannot be ordered or silenced
  • You cannot see how you can cope any longer
  • The past seems to haunt or control you and hold you back
  • Enthusiasm for life has gone and you want to recover it
  • Life seems out of control or no longer has direction
  • You feel you want to change but can’t
  • You are struggling to cope after bereavement or other loss or change
  • You are having difficulties with relationships
  • You struggle with confidence in yourself and want to achieve more
  • If you are having difficulties with stress, anxieties, panic attacks, anger, compulsive behaviour, addiction or if you are recovering from a traumatic event.

These are just a few of the ways people express how they are feeling when they come for counselling. Lorraine Langridge is a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) so bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived"

Sessions are usually weekly lasting 50 minutes and prices are £40 per session

Please contact reception to book an appointment with Lorraine.

For more information, visit www.acorncounsellingservice.co.uk