I went to see Lorraine regularly for quite a few months for several issues, the main one being anxiety.
Thanks to the strong therapeutic relationship I have built with Lorraine, I am now living the life I would have loved to have lived years ago. I've had the confidence to go to university full time, become more independent and clear my brain of the full time toxic thoughts and people who dragged me down.
Whenever I have had a problem outside of the sessions, I have been able to message or call Lorraine and she has always got back to me asap. She's there every step of the way, either in a counselling session or outside of them.
I honestly cannot thank Lorraine enough for the work we have done together, she's helped me get my life back and develop fantastic coping strategies, which I can use immediately and effectively. I'd recommend Lorraine to anyone seeking to change their thought and behaviour patterns.
Thank you for what you have done for me. Lots of love.
I want to say a big thank you for your support over the last few weeks.
The sessions have helped me through my loss and I looked forward each week to our sessions.
All the best.
Dear Lorraine, what can I say, a big thank you for helping me over the past weeks.
I really do appreciate all your help. You are an amazing lady. Love,
Dear Lorraine, I just wanted to write and thank you for all your time and support. I'm really missing our chats. I think you're a special lady, giving up so much of your time to help others. Not a day goes by when I don't think of our lovely mum and what happened, but I'm feeling positive and looking forward to the future.
I have an appointment with the hospital genetics clinic in two weeks time. Feeling a bit apprehensive about what I may find out in the future, but I know I'm doing the right thing. Thank you again, much love,
My daughter has been receiving counselling from Lorraine on and off for the past 2 years now. I believe it is pot luck in getting a good therapist and feel we hit the jackpot when my daughter started her sessions with her.
Lorraine has a very calming nature about her which made my very anxious daughter at ease from her very first session. My daughter has more of an understanding of her issues and is now starting to achieve her goals in life.
I would not hesitate in recommending Lorraine, she has been an enormous help to my daughter and our family. Suzanne
Dear Lorraine, thank you so much for all your hard work and support.
To Lorraine, just a quick note to say thank you for all your help. Your support, help and guidance has been invaluable. You will never truly know or understand how amazing you really are and brilliant at the work you do. Thank you again.
The day I picked up the phone and spoke to Lorraine turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was literally a shell of my former self. Lorraine has helped me look at life from a different perspective, slowly peeling back the layers to rebuild my confidence and adjusting my destructive thoughts into a more constructive way of thinking.
It hasn’t been easy I see myself as a work in progress and will continue therapy with Lorraine as she “just seems to get it” providing help in a relaxed but professional environment that makes you feel safe. KB (Bereavement, PTSD, Anxiety)
I just want to say how muchI value my sessions with Lorraine, she helps me when I am feeling low and negative, and l leave my meetings with Lorraine so much better, she is such a great support. Thank you.
I found Lorraine after searching online for counsellors in my area. Lorraine replied to my email within hours, and (with my permission) called me later that day to discuss what the counselling process meant. I immediately heard the genuine compassion in Lorraine's voice, and this continued through all the sessions I had.
Lorraine is a great listener, and encouraged me to talk when I felt like closing up. She helped me to understand grief, emotional abuse and anxiety, as well as how to recognise and feel all of the associated emotions in order to heal.
Lorraine never minded if I did not complete the home activities (optional) and enabled me to feel vulnerable, without fear of ridicule. She feels with you, but maintains her professional boundaries so you feel safe. Some sessions were dedicated to just talking, a little crying, or going through theories relating to the psychology of others in my life or myself. I worked with stones and shells which I never thought would give any insight- however, I learned a lot about my views of people in my life.
Although my counselling with Lorraine has come to a natural end, I know that I can go back for a top up, should I feel the need, and I would recommend her to anyone who feels anxiety, depression or other effects of trauma. I understand my childhood better, and how it has impacted my adolescence and adulthood and thanks to Lorraine I have been able to heal and move on.
- Mary S