Our Team

Lorraine
Director of Benfleet Counselling & Psychotherapy Ltd. Accredited EMDR, Integrative Psychotherapist specialisiing in Trauma and PTSD

 

Adults, Children, Adolescents, and Couples.

Discover a path to healing with Lorraine, a dedicated specialist in trauma, encompassing both PTSD and C-PTSD.

Beyond trauma, Lorraine excels in addressing pain management, anxiety, depression, and phobias. Her unique expertise extends to working with individuals who are adopted or have connections with adoption.

Lorraine is a certified practitioner of EMDR Therapy and AI-EMDR Therapy, offering transformative solutions for both individuals and couples. Through continuous commitment to professional development, Lorraine embraces innovative and off-the-wall training methods, proven to make a profound impact on the well-being of countless individuals.

Embark on a journey of growth and healing with Lorraine, where compassion meets cutting-edge therapeutic approaches. Your well-being is our priority, and Lorraine is here to guide you towards a brighter and more resilient future.

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Both In-person and Online appointments are available.

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Jenny
Integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor

 

Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Supervisees

Explore Jenny’s Wealth of Expertise

Jenny brings a wealth of experience to her practice, catering to individuals across the lifespan, from children and adolescents to adults. Her skill set extends seamlessly to working with couples and families, leveraging her expertise in systemic family therapy gained through intensive training with the esteemed Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

With a deep commitment to fostering positive connections and holistic well-being, Jenny’s approach is rooted in a rich tapestry of experiences working across diverse age groups and relational dynamics. She is dedicated to creating a supportive and empowering environment where individuals, couples, and families can navigate challenges and discover lasting solutions.

Discover the transformative possibilities that arise from Jenny’s extensive background and her compassionate, client-centered approach. Whether you are seeking support for yourself, your child, or your family, Jenny is here to guide you on a journey towards growth, resilience, and strengthened connections.

Jenny is available to see clients both Online and In-person.

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Paula
Hypnotherapist

 

Adults

Unlock Transformation with Paula’s Hypnotherapy Expertise

Paula specializes in adult hypnotherapy, offering a powerful and effective approach to address a wide range of challenges. Through the art of hypnotherapy, she guides individuals towards transformative solutions for issues including stress, anxiety, weight management, smoking cessation, confidence building, self-esteem enhancement, hypnobirthing, relationship dynamics, pain management, overcoming fears and phobias, and improving sleep patterns.

Experience the profound benefits of hypnotherapy as Paula tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. Whether you’re seeking relief from stress, looking to enhance your well-being, or aiming to overcome specific hurdles, Paula’s expertise provides a supportive and personalised journey toward positive change.

Embrace the potential for personal growth and well-being with Paula’s skillful application of hypnotherapy. Your journey to a healthier, more empowered self begins here.

Paula is available for In-person appointments

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Jane
Integrative Counsellor

 

Adults, Children and Adolescents

Discover Supportive Guidance with Jane

Jane specialises in working with both adults and children, offering her wealth of experience to assist clients across a diverse range of challenges. Her approach is characterised by its gentle and caring nature, creating a supportive environment for individuals seeking help.

For children aged 10-18 and adults alike, Jane’s expertise extends to address a variety of concerns. Her unique ability to connect with younger clients ensures a safe and nurturing space for them to express themselves and navigate challenges.

For those who practice the Christian faith and are specifically seeking a Christian Counsellor, Jane provides a compassionate space that integrates faith into the therapeutic process. Her understanding of the unique intersections between faith and personal struggles allows for a holistic approach to counseling.

Experience the benefits of Jane’s expertise as she guides you and your family through your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Whether you’re facing personal challenges, seeking spiritual support, or navigating the complexities of life, Jane is here to provide empathetic and faith-oriented counseling tailored to your individual and familial needs.

 

Jane is available for In-Person appointments on Mondays and Saturdays.

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Kate
Person Centred Counsellor

 

Adults, Children and Adolescents

Embark on Personalised Healing with Kate

Kate specialises in person-centered therapy, extending her expertise to work with children, adolescents, and adults. Through a compassionate and tailored approach, Kate provides support for individuals navigating a spectrum of challenges.

For those grappling with grief and loss, struggling with low self-esteem, wrestling with anxiety, or facing relationship difficulties, Kate offers a guiding hand towards healing. Her empathetic counselling style creates a safe space for clients to explore their emotions, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Kate welcomes clients in person, providing a warm and inviting environment where therapeutic connections can flourish. Whether you are seeking support for yourself, your child, or as a family, Kate’s commitment to person-centered care ensures that each session is uniquely tailored to your needs.

Experience the transformative power of Kate’s therapeutic approach as you embark on a journey towards improved well-being and strengthened emotional resilience.

Kate is available for In-Person appointments on Thursdays.

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Michaela

Michaela
Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor

 

Adults, Children and Adolescents.

Discover Compassionate Guidance with Michaela

Michaela skillfully weaves her counselling expertise to assist you in exploring and understanding the challenges that may be troubling you. As a caring and empathic professional, she creates a welcoming space to put you at ease throughout your therapeutic journey.

With a special focus on helping individuals with ADHD, Michaela brings a nuanced understanding to our counselling practice. Her dedicated approach is tailored to address the unique needs and experiences of those navigating the complexities of ADHD.

Embark on a supportive and transformative experience with Michaela, where her compassionate guidance and specialised expertise combine to foster personal growth and well-being. Whether you’re seeking assistance with ADHD-related concerns or navigating other life challenges, Michaela is here to provide a safe and understanding space for your therapeutic exploration.

 
 

Michaela is available to see clients In Person.

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Marie
Integrative counsellor

 

Adults, Children and Adolescents

Navigate Support and Understanding with Marie

Marie brings valuable expertise in working with adult carers, recognising the profound impact that caregiving can have on individuals and their families—be it physical, emotional, or financial. Her experience extends to providing tailored support for those facing the unique challenges associated with caregiving.

In addition to her proficiency in caregiver support, Marie holds a special interest in women’s mental health. Her focus encompasses the nuanced aspects related to gynecological health, fertility issues, the emotional challenges of baby loss, and the transitional phases of peri/menopause.

Marie is committed to offering a compassionate and supportive space where individuals can navigate their concerns and find solace in understanding. Whether you are an adult carer seeking assistance or navigating the complexities of women’s mental health, Marie is here to provide guidance and support on your journey towards well-being.

Marie is able to see clients both In Person and Online

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Laura
Integrative Counsellor

 

Adults

Unlock Positive Change with Laura’s Expert Guidance

Discover the power of transformative support with Laura. Life throws challenges our way in various aspects such as work, health, relationships, and overall well-being. Laura specialises in recognizing and navigating these challenges, offering expert guidance for individuals seeking positive change.

Taking the first step toward support can be daunting, but Laura is here to highlight the profound, life-changing rewards that await. With a persuasive approach tailored for those ready to embrace transformative solutions, Laura invites you to embark on a journey toward enhanced work-life balance, improved health, and fulfilling relationships.

Don’t let hesitation hold you back from positive change. Choose Laura’s professional expertise to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and purpose. Your journey to a more fulfilling and balanced life starts with that pivotal first step – let Laura be your guide.

Laura can see clients In Person

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Chris
Integrative CBT and EMDR Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor

 

Adults, Adolescents and Groups

Experience Expert Therapeutic Support with Chris

Meet Chris, a seasoned CBT and EMDR Therapist dedicated to working with both adults and adolescents. With a wealth of experience, Chris offers individual therapy, specializing in the treatment of PTSD and trauma. In addition to his therapeutic work, Chris extends his services to clinical supervision, ensuring the highest standards of care for fellow professionals.

Chris’s expertise doesn’t stop there – he’s also adept at addressing psychosexual difficulties, providing a comprehensive approach to mental health and well-being. Furthermore, Chris facilitates group therapy sessions and group supervision, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment for individuals seeking therapeutic support.

Embark on your journey toward healing and personal growth with Chris, where professionalism and engagement converge to create a therapeutic experience tailored to your unique needs.

Chris is available to see clients In Person.

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Tricia
Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor

 

Adults

Uncover Empathetic Support with Tricia

 

Meet Tricia, an experienced integrative Counsellor offering compassionate guidance through online Zoom sessions. Specialising in grief, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, Tricia provides both short-term relief and long-term solutions.

With a Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling and extensive training from St Francis Hospice, Tricia brings a wealth of expertise to support you through challenging times. Her dedication extends to volunteering at Synergy Addiction, addressing addiction-related issues.

Tricia’s commitment to professional development is evident through certifications in Transactional Analysis and Depression and Anxiety.

 

Tricia works online only and is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Claire
Trauma and attachment Informed EMDR Psychotherapist

 

Adults

Discover Expertise and Compassion with Claire

Meet Claire, a seasoned relational and systemic practitioner trained to work in a trauma-informed manner. With a rich background in CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, Claire brings over 25 years of extensive therapeutic experience gained from her work in the NHS, the third sector, and private practice.

Claire’s expertise spans mental health, trauma, workplace well-being, and relationship issues. She believes in the importance of creating a safe and connected therapeutic space, recognising these elements as vital for effective help and healing. Claire’s passion lies in attachment and trauma work, reflecting her commitment to addressing the core aspects of her clients’ well-being.

With a deep sense of honor, Claire engages daily with clients who bring courage into their therapeutic journeys. She emphasises the reciprocal learning experience, acknowledging that she gains as much from her clients as they do from her. Choose Claire for a professional and engaging therapeutic relationship that fosters growth and healing.

Claire works online only.

Jackie
Integrative Counsellor

 

Adults from 18+

Navigate Life’s Challenges with Jackie.

As a fully qualified counsellor and a member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, Jackie possesses extensive experience in helping individuals navigate the complexities of life’s challenges.

Jackie specialises in a diverse range of areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, procrastination, imposter syndrome, and substance abuse. Her approach to counselling is pluralistic, drawing on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic, and Psychodynamic theories. This eclectic method allows her to tailor her support to each client’s unique needs, facilitating meaningful change.

Through these therapeutic techniques, Jackie helps clients understand the impact of past experiences on their current thoughts and behaviours. She guides them in identifying effective tools and strategies to manage or overcome their presenting issues, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Jackie’s approach to therapy is deeply rooted in empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. She is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable exploring their innermost thoughts and feelings. In this nurturing space, clients can develop the skills and tools they need to thrive, empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives.

Jackie works In Person and Online

Michelle

Michelle
Administration Manager

 

Admin Support

Experience Professional Excellence with Michelle

Michelle’s extensive background spans various industries, including banking, learning and development, as well as sales and support roles. Her diverse work and life experiences revolve around a central theme—assisting and supporting individuals in attaining their desired goals.

In her role, Michelle meticulously manages the crucial aspects of our operations, handling appointment bookings, credit control, contract administration, and the general administrative functions of the office. Her commitment to professional excellence ensures the smooth and efficient functioning of essential office processes.

Experience the assurance of having Michelle, a seasoned professional, overseeing critical administrative aspects. Her dedication to supporting individuals and maintaining the operational integrity of the office highlights the importance she places on contributing to the overall success of our endeavors.

 

Available on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays.