Hello, I’m Lori. My extensive, real-world life experience has proven invaluable when working with clients. I was a journalist, a teacher and I have five years’ experience working with adults with mental health and physical disabilities. For over two years, I was counselling within the NHS IAPT service.
As a private practitioner, I’ve been offering therapy in Wimbledon since 2017.
During the crisis, my counselling in Wimbledon has moved online, using Zoom or Skype. If you prefer we can talk on the phone.
I have experience in helping clients with:
- Anxiety and panic
- Work place issues
- Life transitions and significant birthdays: becoming an adult, becoming a parent, mid-life crisis, coming to terms with ageing, preparing to die
- Abuse – physical, sexual, emotional, financial
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Self-awareness. Who am I now?
- LGBT+ affirmative
- Family relationships
- Partner relationships and breakdowns
I offer solution-based counselling: here’s what seems to be happening – now what needs to change to make your life better?
In sessions, you choose the agenda and take it wherever you want to and at your own speed. I will not offer direct advice, but I will join you in the exploration, asking open questions, to help you think of things from a new perspective.
Together we will explore your issues to find insights and a new way forward.
You, your feelings and your care is my priority. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethical framework, to keep the work safe and you at the heart of all we do together.
I hold the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, accredited by the CPCAB – the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
In the counselling world my approach is called ‘integrative’. I integrate person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, to tailor-make a service for you. I often use resources from CBT and NLP to give focus to finding solutions.
I have undertaken inter-cultural training to help me understand more about the cultures and expectations of my clients in our diverse city.