Barbara Lorusso

Barbara Lorusso

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Swindon

Swindon SN2
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


Due to recent expansion I am able to offer a variety of sessions on various days and times.

I am happy to work with you both face to face and virtually if preferred.

I have a one week break at the beginning of July 22 and then a week in September 22.

About me and my therapy practice

I'm a counsellor with over 15 years experience of supporting clients both short focussed therapy and long term therapy.

I have worked within a mental health charitable organisation for many years supporting people with varying issues and have a wealth of experience.

If your life is being impacted by thoughts, feelings or actions that you are worried about, then you will be surprised how powerful counselling can be to support you.

Practice description

My practice will enable you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe and non judgemental session.

I am person centred which means that I believe you to be the expert on yourself and I will support you to explore what brings you to therapy safely.

In addition to a person centred approach I can offer some CBT when needed to support the therapy.  I am not pure CBT but draw from this for support when it is required for growth.   

My counselling qualification was in integrative therapy which allows me to incorporate other counselling support where needed.

I am able to work with both individuals and couples and offer a wealth of experience.

As I was affiliated to a charity for many years I have only recently started private practice and am working towards accreditation.

My first session

I am available for an initial 15 minute free talk to decide if you would like to book an assessment appointment.

If you decide that you would like to make an appointment then the initial assessment will cover some basic practical information and give us the opportunity to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling.

We will then contract for the way forward which allows you the autonomy to ask for what you need and this will support the focus of the sessions following.

Initially I ask that you commit to 6 sessions and then we can review to decide if you would like to continue for additional sessions. This can be for as long as you feel that you need the therapy and will be regularly reviewed.

There is a concessionary 20% discount for students.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work