I am a member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. If you would like to find out more information about BACP at,http://www.bacp.co.uk/
I offer a safe space where you are encouraged to explore, identify and connect with your inner thoughts and feelings, and how you interact or perceive your surroundings.
I regularly update my counselling knowledge and skills by participating in Continued Professional Development (CPD) workshops.
I am a qualified Therapeutic Integrative Counsellor.
Training & Qualifications
Continued Professional Development (CPD)
Some of the approaches I have trained in and use within my counselling practice and tailor to your individual needs are:-
The primary focus of psychodynamic therapy is to reveal the unconscious content of a client's psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension.
Psychodynamic therapies focus on revealing and resolving these unconscious conflicts that are driving a client's symptoms. Major techniques used by psychodynamic therapists include free association, recognizing resistance and transference, working through painful memories and difficult issues, and building a strong therapeutic alliance. As in some psychoanalytic approaches, the therapeutic relationship is seen as a key means to understanding and working through the relational difficulties which the client has suffered in life.
Transactional analysis (TA)
Is a theory of personality which promotes personal growth and change. Looks at how we relate, communicate and interact with others, and helps to explain why we feel, think and behave in the way we do.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT assumes that our thought processes influence our feelings and, in turn, our behaviour. CBT suggests that problematic behaviours or conditions can occur when thoughts become distorted, often producing uncomfortable feelings, for example, fear, shame, guilt or anger. This may lead to unusual, repetitive, obsessive or addictive behaviours as an attempt to alleviate or control the distorted thoughts and feelings.
CBT is focused on the achievement of specific goals, as defined and agreed between the therapist and client.
The humanistic approach believes that all individuals have the capacity within them to be autonomous; in favourable conditions, and allows the client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and understanding of self, where they are in their lives at this moment in time, and to be able to see and explore the different avenues open to them to facilitate and promote personal growth and change, in a non-judgmental, supportive and understanding service, in a safe and confidential environment.
MBACP Dip. Couns. Integrative Counsellor
Lorraine Neatham Counselling Service
Horndon on the Hill, Essex
Phone: 07958 656340
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You can also find me on Counselling Directory at http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/lorraine-neatham