Our Qualifications

Our Qualifications

According to an independent body that was established to identify and promote scientifically evaluated good practice in physical and mental health, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines in the UK, CBT and EMDR are reported as being evidence based types of psychotherapies that have been widely researched and proven, based upon outcome and effectiveness measures, to be the treatment of choice in alleviating and treating a range of emotional, psychological, behavioural and physical difficulties. www.nice.org.uk. Services offered by Lorraine are clinically excellent as advocated by NICE guidelines.

Who qualifies as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Psychotherapist?

It is important that your therapist treating you is accredited and registered in CBT. Unfortunately many psychotherapists and counsellors advertise and / or offer CBT but often hold registration and accreditation within other disciplines that are different from CBT. Moreover, it is also understood that many training courses in CBT are not accepted or endorsed by the appropriate regulatory bodies as they often lack appropriate training, qualifications and clinical supervision, and are therefore not accepted for CBT accreditation and registration as a CBT therapist.

An accredited CBT therapist provides a service that is arguable different from that of someone with less skills and qualifications. Lorraine is qualified and experienced specifically in CBT. Lorraine is provisionally accredited from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) which means that she has satisfied the board with meeting the minimum training and standards required to deliver and practice in CBT, and undergone supervised practice, as a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychotherapist.

A register is available to check CBT status of your therapist is available by searching on the following specific CBT directories via the following website: British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies website: www.babcp.com

Who qualifies as an EMDR Practitioner?

Lorraine is currently qualified to Level 3 in E.M.D.R., and is regularly supervised in accordance with EMDR UK & Ireland Association Guidelines by an Accredited Supervisor to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained.