Lorraine Childerstone

Lorraine Childerstone

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07791 062994

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Therapist - Banbury

Banbury OX15
07791 062994
Sessions from £48.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have limited availability in Brackley, Northamptonshire, on a Wednesday and Thursday evening and Thursday afternoon, and online on Tuesday to Thursday daytime.

About me and my therapy practice

The counselling room can be exciting, rewarding, challenging, illuminating, inspirational and life changing. Sometimes it can be tough going, but you are never alone as working together we face and explore your difficulties and challenges. In that space you can develop a deeper awareness of yourself, your patterns and your wishes and desires for the future, as well as a deeper appreciation for who you are.

I can help you explore – offering a safe, warm, non judgemental space, so you can take the time to find out what is really going on for you. Together we can explore your behaviour, thoughts and feelings and what you want from life so you have the chance to develop more awareness, connection, pleasure and enjoyment – moving from merely surviving to thriving!

Practice description

I am a fully qualified humanistic relational counsellor, with a Level Four Diploma in Integrative Counselling, and a certified online and telephone counsellor. I have also trained in: Hypnotherapy; NLP; Body-based work (Tai chi) ; End of life work; Mindfulness and spiritual practice

I weave together three different therapeutic ways of working – Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person Centred – to help meet your unique needs. I can also draw from hypnotherapy, relaxation and visualisation skills, motivation and coaching to support you. Everything we do we decide together – so you are not ‘done to’.

We can look at what you want to understand or change and what stops you. Some of the things you might explore are:

significant relationships from the past and how they have impacted on where you are today;

how you can approach doing things differently in the present.

patterns of behaviour which are limiting you

Self understanding, acceptance and nurturing the real you, not who you think you ought to be.

I have worked with a range of clients, including at a hospice and for a general counselling charity. I am currently working for Action for Asperger's,  a charity offering support to those affected by an ASD diagnosis and their families.

Walking talking therapy - If the idea of sitting for an hour doesn’t appeal then you can explore what is going on for you in the open air and on the move.

My first session

Your first session is free and can be in person, on line or over the telephone. During the session I'll ask for some basic information about you and find out a little about what you would like to explore in counselling, and you can ask questions too. By the end of the session we can decide between us whether we are both happy to go on and work together.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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