Karen LorrimerEMDR therapist
Hi, I'm Karen. I have worked in mental health and wellbeing for over 30 years providing social, emotional and psychological interventions.
I currently combine my private therapy work with my NHS role as a Mental Health Practitioner.
Through my own battles and personal victories with my mental health I have developed a specific interest in working with severe anxiety conditions, such as Panic Attacks; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Agoraphobia; Obsessive Intrusive Thoughts; OCD; Dissociation; Body Dysmorphia; Social Anxiety; Health Anxiety and Phobias.
A little about how I work:
I offer a Mental Health Assessment:
- helping you make sense of emotional turmoil
- providing mental health information and advice
- recognising patterns and putting the pieces together
- increasing understanding and insight into your situation as a first step to recovery.
I take a ‘holistic’ approach – helping you look at every aspect of your life (not only the psychological), exploring what’s keeping you stuck, and what will help move you on. This wide-reaching approach builds awareness of the ‘mind-body-feelings’ connection and helps us recognise and break vicious cycles in our lives.
I provide coping strategy tools and techniques – developing practical, effective methods, skills and resources to regain control over problematic situations and build resilience for the future.
I place a strong focus on exploring future solutions:
- creating a personalised action plan to achieve your goals
- identifying your unique step by step recovery pathway
- empowering you to take control of your own wellbeing, for now and the future.
Issues often worked with
Initial tel / online consultation (30 minutes) - FREE
Individual 1 hr session - £45
Block of six 1 hr sessions - £250
I work both online and face to face
Training and qualifications
B.A. degree in Applied Social Sciences
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Coaching Certificate
Senior Member Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists