Loraine Rawson

Loraine Rawson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Hitchin

Hitchin SG5
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates


available 9.30am-6.30pm Monday-Friday, Saturday 10-2, weekend rates apply and concessions available based on income 10-4pm.

Couples sessions £70, Saturday£80.

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life can be a little overwhelming, particularly now.

Over my 25 plus years as a BACP accredited counsellor working in Hitchin SG5 with couples, individuals, creatives, and students in counselling trainings, I know that stuff happens, and naturally, our relationships sometimes have trouble keeping up.

I have worked in GP practices and voluntary organisations both as counsellor and supervisor, and been in private practice since 1997. I worked with Relate for three years,and have 25 years of working with both individuals and couples, including eight years as an Axa ICAS counsellor.

I have also worked extensively for other Employee Assistance Programs, where I had experience dealing with short term solution focused interventions to deal with specific issues when necessary. However, long term change is often best brought about through longer term work.

Together we have an opportunity to explore how you may have come to view your life. Although I will not tell you what to do, I will encourage you to find your own insights so that you can find more successful ways of resolving your difficulties.

I work with relationship difficulties and breakdown, relationship enrichment, care and boarding leavers issues, depression, anxiety, anger, a sense of futility or defeat, frustrated expectations, substance dependence, loss, work related difficulties, stress, parenting issues, low self esteem and self confidence, and issues around abuse and boundary setting. I am committed to compassionate and confidential work.

My primary training is both psychodynamic and person-centered. Both this training and my human experience of living as a member of a family and community enrich and inform our work.

I work face to face and ask clients not to attend with cough, cold or fever, or by skype or zoom, or by phone, so email me and leave a message and we can get started.

Whilst few people relish the idea of therapy, it is just possible that we might enjoy our work together!

Practice description

Having spent some years volunteering and training with Relate, I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, and have diversified what I can offer with a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Hertfordshire.

I am a BACP accredited counsellor - this is a post qualification accreditation that requires consistent development, both personal and professional.

I meet with colleagues on a regular basis for ongoing professional development and skill sharing, as well as seeking ongoing professional development as part of my commitment to your work. And also because I like it.

In addition to my private practice I have volunteered as a supervisor with Hitchin Counselling Service and worked for ten years with the then pioneer organisation Axa ICAS offering workplace counselling for employees, from legal counsel and medical practitioners, to educationalists and creatives to lorry drivers and local authority employees.

We can work face to face or by skype, zoom or phone, do email me to get started. No time like the present.

I welcome and enjoy diversity and variety in my work.

My first session

Contact me by email or and leave a message. I would normally aim to contact you within a working day.

Our first session lasts 50 minutes, and we will assess together if we think we can work together usefully over 2 sessions.

Daytime sessions are generally more available than evenings.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, 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, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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