Barbara Lorusso

Barbara Lorusso

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Swindon

Swindon SN2
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


There is a variety of sessions available on various days and times.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday daytime and evening, Saturday morning availability for face to face sessions.

Virtual support through Zoom sessions are available as above and on Thursday afternoons and evenings.

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

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.

In addition to private practice as a counsellor I worked with a mental health charitable organisation for many years supporting people with varying issues and have a wealth of experience.

In addition to my normal practice, I continue to update my skills and apply further training, to support a safe working counselling experience for all.

Recently I started specialist training for sex and pornography addiction and have become a member of ATSAC (Association for the treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity) and CORST (The professional body for Psychosexual and Relationship  Therapists).

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'm 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 theoretical counselling approaches that I have training in, for support where needed.

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

BACP Accreditation paperwork has been submitted and is currently pending a decision.

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.

The sessions are 50 minutes (1 hour for couples) and can be for as long as you feel that you need the therapy, we will regularly review your needs.

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, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, 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, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited