Unleash your EMDR - Release the Magic Part 1, Laurel Parnell's 3-day Practical Workshop in Advanced Clinical EMDR Skills
Lorraine Bygrave

I am an Accredited Integrative psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner and director of Benfleet Counselling and Psychotherapy Ltd.

Working as a therapist is not only a profession for me, it is also a passion, which the spark I found in helping people is continually fuelled by the belief that everyone deserves to live their best life.

Connecting with people and assisting on the journey which helps to uncover their real self is a process which I look forward to with all of my clients.

Negative behaviour is one of the foremost indications that people are suffering inside, and without judgement I collaborate with my clients to piece together the puzzles, so we can change this.

I completed Laurel Parnell’s Attachment Focussed Therapy workshop in 2017. I have also attended Mark Brayne’s Unleash the Magic’s Attachment Informed workshops which have helped to completely transform my practice.

I have also received training in pain control with Mark Grant and I am trained in R-TEP and G-TEP by Elan Shapiro.

In addition to this I have received training in The Feeling-State Addiction protocol with Robert Miller PhD and have learnt how to use the Flash Technique with Philip Manfield.

I remain committed to developing and expanding my knowledge through continually training. This ensures that I remain up to date with innovative therapy techniques, so that I can offer a service which tailors around ongoing developments in psychotherapy. As such, this enables me to deliver ground-breaking therapy which will have long lasting results on the lives of my clients.

Living with good mental health is fundamental to our wellbeing and can have an unprecedented impact on physical health, family life, work life, and relationships. Learning how to manage stress and anxiety, as well as processing trauma are crucial steps in moving towards the life that we want to live.

Drawing on various personal experiences enables me to offer a comforting level of empathy and understanding, which helps develop a trusting and safe environment for my clients. I believe that helping people to become more self-aware, nurtures life skills which they can carry through future difficult situations that they may find themselves in.

Life is a journey, it may take many attempts to get it right, but you can never stop learning and growing as a person. Helping clients process negative beliefs about themselves by turning them into positive ones is very rewarding.

Seeing progress from being depressed, anxious and fearful to being reinvigorated with a new zest for life is a reward greater than words can describe. I have learnt a great deal from the clients I have helped, whether they have been children, young people or adults.

During the lockdown I switched my therapy services to online. Online therapy has proven highly effective, and it gives clients the emotional support and help in a manner which was safe in this pandemic. Working online enables me to connect with people from all over the UK and, even throughout the world. I have found EMDR therapy to be very effective and powerful online.

I feel very privileged to have found a career as fulfilling and rewarding as this one, and that so many people let me help them with their journeys.