Testimony - Zoom counselling over 5 months 2020/2021

Testimony to Lorraine Anderson. Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

I came to meet Lorraine 5 months ago (Sept 2020) as my husband of 29 years died and I wanted to re-discover who I am within the next chapter of my journey. Lorraine offers a very special and safe space for me to discuss my feelings. She has taken me on exciting and sometimes challenging journeys using her skilled ability in the use of guided meditations and imagery. Her ability to connect to how I am feeling, to guide and challenge me through the use of powerful therapeutic language has fed me spiritually as well as practically. Lorraine has enabled me to connect across a blend of faiths, without judgement.

Between our sessions I have continued to reflect and expand on my insights through my own personal mindful meditations. This has grown my own personal awareness and reconnected me with so much of who I am and how I see the world now in my own personal journey.

Thank you Lorraine for your skilled professional support.  (name withheld)  


It is by far the best help I have ever received. I have had many things throughout my life happen and only till I discovered Lorraine have I started to work through and conquer things I never have. The support and comfort is fantastic and feels like a friend and family all wrapped into one. Having somewhere to go to, a safe place if you like, makes so much difference to my life knowing that when I need it, I always have someone to turn to. Having Lorraine let's me know I'm never alone and that there is hope, but you must receive the right support when wanting to change things and I have definitely found that. If you are considering it please do it'll be the best thing you ever do. Highly recommend for so many reasons I couldn't even begin to write.

(This review was placed on Bark, 18/05/2019) 

Aimee-Lee Reddicliffe

Client

Thank you so much for your help I really understand now that I can challenge my thoughts. I don't have to do what they say or listen to them all the time. I did not know that before. May 2019



School Student. Tilly (name changed)

I came with the hope and yet some doubt that I could explore my shadow side.  The process of our work began from the first week, I still did not know where I would or could go, but with your presence which always felt safe and holding I am now clear of a childhood memory, and understand what it was about. It has taken three months so far. This work has been worth its weight in gold to me. Thank you. (September 2019)



Client 2019. Name withheld (Student Counsellor)

Sometimes I enjoy the sessions and get something I need from it, and at other times I don't. Lorraine was right though, when I am feeling a bit angry, frustrated or stuck it is part of the process. She is more patient than me that's for sure.


James 

It can take less time to resolve the past than it took to put the pain in there in the first place. Although that is not to say it is super quick, that's just ridiculous. Give yourself a chance, the cost of therapy is paid back many times over in peace, joy, vitality, personal control, maybe a new job, or a pay rise or a better relationship. These may sound like the usual phrases, but that is because there is no clearer way to say it as it is. 


Lorraine, therapist

I would like to write a review for Lorraine's counselling practice as her colleague. I have known Lorraine since 2014 when we started our counselling diploma together and found her a warm-hearted and caring person. Lorraine's strength lay in her patience and attentive listening. She is a kind and compassionate person and I am confident to recommend her for referrals. (Sept 2019)


Magda Janaszek

Private Practice Counsellor

Solace, friendship, kindness and comfort come in many forms for mankind. Other Humans, animals, nature or faith in a higher presence.