Lorna Marchant M.A.Honorary Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Lorna Marchant is an independent counsellor and psychotherapist in Bedford. Lorna's experience of counselling adults, couples,children and young people spans more than 20 years; she supervises counsellors and psychotherapists in both the UK and the U.S.
Lorna says ' I found my way into counselling through the work I did with young people on Merseyside as well as through having my own counselling' and in the case of the clients she sees today she says' as in my case, most people come into counselling to try and resolve something that is preventing them living a satisfying life'
With that in mind she offers a counselling relationship that can help unravel these difficulties, helping to see them more clearly and taking action to resolve them - if the client chooses to do so.
Lorna works integratively, having trained in the Person-Centred Approach to counselling initially, and developing that over time through other training and experiential work to become an integrative practitioner. Lorna integrates the Person-Centred Approach with Gestalt Therapy and her philosophical approach is Existential. Lorna is a Humanistic Practitioner.
In practice this means that she will attempt to walk beside you as you explore your experience and although you will be in the driving seat Lorna will be looking at the road ahead - with you. She works in a non-judgmental way and she has been told that this has been really helpful when clients are exploring difficult issues.
Lorna has a particular interest in working therapeutically with young people helping to develop their emotional intelligence whilst building an emotional language. This comes from a passion for enabling the development of resilience for the challenges that will inevitably lie ahead.
Lorna also provides consultative supervision to other counsellors, face to face and via Skype; both qualified and in training. Please contact her if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your counselling or supervisory needs - 01234 215940/07795106498
Lorna is a registrant and an Honorary Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abides by their ethical framework.
Alongside her independent practice Lorna runs a counselling training organisation in the heart of Bedford: Independent Counselling Training (ICT) www.independentcounsellingtraining.org whose emphasis is on relationship; relationships that are built upon a good foundation of knowledge, understanding, practice and self awareness; relationships built between students, with tutors and ultimately clients.
CPD events are hosted throughout the year for counsellors (both qualified and in training) often bringing senior practitioners of counselling to Bedford who offer thought-provoking and inspiring days.