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About Lorraine

I feel passionate about counselling because I have experienced the help and relief it has given to many people. I received counselling myself, following a bereavement and I valued it at a time when I felt very isolated and depressed. Here's a brief history of my counselling journey.

I began my counsellor training in 1993 when I embarked on the certificate in counselling. In 1996, following two bereavements, I decided that I wanted to work for CRUSE bereavement care as a volunteer counsellor. I wanted to help people in their grief, by listening and being there. In 1999, I decided that I could improve my skills by way of the Diploma in Counselling. I completed this in 2000 and I acquired various counselling related part time work for the next two years.

In 2002, I started counselling in GP practices. I continued with this for 8 years. In 2008 I achieved a Masters degree in Counselling from the University of Manchester. I have worked in private practice for over 8 years and I am currently about to work online offering a zoom video experience of therapy. 

 I have extensive experience of working with people from all walks of life, on all kinds of issues whether they be short term or long term. I also work with couples on relationship problems.

I am an accredited & registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that I work to an ethical framework and that I have regular supervision and continued professional training and development. 

Hours: By appointment. I work face to face and online so I have flexible availability.

Telephone - 07708 490777

Email - lbalfe@protonmail.com

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