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.

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 explore how you are feeling; make connections and help you to find meaning in what you are experiencing. 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.

I use an integrative approach, which incorporates the theories of: Person Centred; Gestalt; CBT; Transactional Analysis and Transpersonal. This enables me to offer a holistic and flexible approach to help clients to make sense of feelings and to move forward in their lives.


Counselling sessions usually take place weekly and last for 60 minutes.  They cost £40 per session and are payable by bank transfer or cash.

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
Lori Thackman Counsellor
Counselling Room Two