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Lorna Wright

Dip MBACP (Accred)

I am an experienced psychotherapist with a passion for people, potential and change.

Almost 10 years into my career I have  worked successfully with clients aged 13-73 from different cultural backgrounds and with different sexual preferences. My training included  working in a charity with a wide range of long term cases, in secondary schools with young people, and within the NHS supporting staff . Change and how we learn, grow and adapt , whatever our background, is the source of my personal and professional motivation .

It is , afterall, one of the hardest things we try to do .

How I work

As an integrative therapist I use humanistic theories and creative techniques most helpful to supporting changes, over coming challenges & processing and working with emotionally difficult or traumatic feelings. I work with thoughts, feelings and the body particularly when working with grief, trauma and anxiety. I anticpate our work will be insightful, pragmatic and collaborative .At all times I will be working with you towards your therapy goals and hold you within a safe , boundaried counselling relationship.  My aim is to support you from wherever you are to where you want to be , enabling a process of growth and change .

Our work may be short term and solution-focussed or longer term and unfolding . Whichever it is it will be led completely by you. Sessions are charged at £45. The first session will be an assessment charged at a reduced price of £25 to allow you to establish whether I'm the right therapist for you and for me to assess whether I have the skills to support you.

' If you can't change your mind you won't change anything'

George Bernard Shaw

Areas of specialism

  • Work related stress, burn out , life balance , relationship challenges at work  

  • Major life changes such as separation, divorce, retirement or life changing health issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Unresolved past - recurring behaviour patterns , unwanted thoughts

  • Trauma , childhood trauma and abuse

  • Grief, loss , bereavement and unresolved grief

  • Self esteem ,Self image and Self confidence

  • Sexuality and identity

  • Relationship issues

  • LGBT

  • Eating disorders

How we work together

My hope is that together we will work openly and honestly on whatever you want to focus on. We'll reflect on and even challenge thoughts and feelings and how these affect your life . We will reflect on gaps between perception and reality, between beliefs and facts and in understanding and knowledge. My aim will be to support you wherever you are to where you want to be , enabling a process of growth and change . 

Professional Training 

I am fully qualified, hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and belong to The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists , the largest  professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists . I am a registered and accredited  member.  

'The BACP accreditation scheme aims to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.They help clients, employers, practitioners and students to make an informed decision when choosing a therapist, service or training course.'

 In addition as part of both my ethical ,professional and personal development I continue to develop my knowledge and skills by practising , attending specialist courses and reading.

 

Additonal Training

  • Eating Disorders Awareness 

  • Mindfulness based CBT

  • Attachment : Cradle to Grave Theory , Research, Experience & practice

  • Trauma & the Body : Somatisation and Dissociation

  • Dealing with Distress : Working with Self Harm & suicide

  • Working with Loss : what does life mean for me now? 

  • Introduction to CAT Cognitive Analytic Therapy