Mrs Lorraine Cookson

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-07171

Location: Colchester

People to counselling for all different kinds of reasons and sometimes they aren't even quite sure why, they just have a deep sense of unease and discontent. The most common thing I have heard in my practice is "it wasn't that bad" or "other people have had it worse". So many people carry this deep shame for not being able to 'get on with it' or for struggling with big emotions when they perceive their struggles to be less worthy than others. The truth is, if you're struggling with it it's worthy of time and attention to explore, understand and heal from. There will be no judgement in the counselling room, I will accept you as you are and sometimes this is the most powerful thing of all.

I chose to train as an Integral Therapist because I believe that different people and different issues need different models of therapy. I generally start the therapy journey in a person-centred way, meaning I will listen to you and respond appropriately to what I'm hearing. However, I like to work in a much more dynamic way and can use a variety of interventions and activities. I am committed to further training and have gone on to complete training in creative therapies and online therapy, for example, to enhance my practice.

I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. I am also a supervisor for other counsellors and other non clinical professions.
I also run mindfulness and wellbeing groups for children and adults; and will be adding workshops for Parenting for Connection.

Contact me for more details.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Supervision, Person-Centred Workshops, Colchester
    Certificate in Creative Therapies, Life Force, Colchester
    Certificate in Supervision, Person-Centred Workshops, Colchester
    Certified Cyber Therapist, Online Therapy Institute
    Couple Counselling Training, Life Force, Colchester
    Receptive Imagery in Counselling, Anglia Rusking University
    Diploma of Higher Education in Integral Therapeutic Counselling, Anglia Ruskin University
    Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Anglia Ruskin University
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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