QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES:
Lori qualified locally as a Counsellor with Redlands Training, Bournemouth and has a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She is a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and works in accordance with their Ethical Framework. She is also a member of the HACP (Hampshire Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and has an enhanced CRB check. Lori is fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity. She receives regular supervision to support her work.
Lori has been working with clients for the last two years and supporting them with a wide range of issues including; stress, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, relationships, eating disorders, sexual identity, loss, self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, sexual violence, domestic abuse, child abuse, anger management, PTSD, redundancy and work-related issues.
Counselling is the opportunity to engage with a qualified professional who offers a genuine, non-judgemental and empathetic environment in which the client can explore their thoughts and feelings whilst working towards improved emotional wellbeing.
Lori is a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor which means she can call on a range of theoretical approaches to support client work. These include: Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. Lori has had additional training in Compassion-Focused Therapy which is particularly beneficial when working with clients who have experienced any type of trauma. Lori undertakes regular CPD in order to keep up her professional membership of the BACP.
I volunteer weekly with STARs, Dorset (Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service) providing one-to-one therapeutic support for clients who have experienced sexual violence, domestic abuse and childhood abuse. I feel privileged when clients feel safe enough to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions and we can start to explore their journey to recovery.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A COUNSELLOR?
I have spent my whole career working in the Health, Fitness and Wellbeing sector as a tutor and instructor. I am now focused on mental wellbeing and the growth of my counselling practice. I take enormous pleasure from supporting clients to improve their understanding of themselves; leading towards a more fulfilled life.
GET TO KNOW LORI:
I like to take advantage of living in such a beautiful part of the world and being outside with my family. I also love to improve my own physical fitness by taking part in Pilates, Gym and Zumba classes. I particularly enjoy swimming as a way of relaxing and reflecting on myself and my client’s journeys.