Counselling & how I work

What is counselling and who is it for?

Counselling is a talking therapy, which can help you work through difficult life events; make sense of feelings and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.  It can help you to move forward and make decisions and choices about your life.

Some of the reasons people choose to have counselling include:

stress, anxiety, panic, depression, low self esteem, lack of confidence, loss & bereavement, trauma, self injury, abuse, difficult relationships, life events …. to name but a few.

Sometimes people feel confused and don’t understand why they feel the way they do and need a safe place to talk through and explore their feelings to gain clarity and deeper understanding.

My approach to counselling is to build a trusting and honest relationship in a space that feels safe and then to work creatively and holistically to enable you to make connections and integrate parts of yourself that may have become suppressed or disconnected.  I believe when you feel a deeper sense of connection between your thoughts, feelings, body and environment; you can experience a greater sense of wellbeing.


Counselling sessions usually take place weekly and last for approximately 55 minutes.  They cost £40 per session.

The number of sessions will depend on you and how you feel.  It may be that you feel you are ready to stop after a few appointments or may wish to continue for a longer period.

Sessions take place at Tavistock Therapy Centre in Tavistock.  It is centrally located for easy access by car or bus.  There is no designated parking, but there is street parking and car parks close by.

Lori Thackman Counselling