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Psychoanalyst

Member of the International Psychoanalytic Association

Member of the British Psychoanalytic Association

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation

Supervisor Psychosexual Therapist Counsellor

I offer

Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Counselling - short/long term once weekly
Couple counselling
Psychosexual therapy
Clinical supervision

Day and some evening appointments available.

Psychoanalysis is a treatment approach based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behaviour. These unconscious factors may be the source of considerable distress and unhappiness, sometimes in the form of recognisable symptoms and at other times as troubling personality traits, difficulties in work and/or in love relationships, or disturbances in mood and self-esteem. Because these forces are unconscious, the advice of friends and family, the reading of self-help books, or even the most determined efforts of will, often fail to provide relief. In many different ways our emotions and thoughts influence our thinking and behaviour affecting everyday living and the way we relate to others. Intensive psychotherapy can provide the opportunity to make deep and profound changes as we gradually come to understand and make sense of how our experiences have shaped us.

A person does not need to feel that they are in need of “treatment” in order to derive benefit from a psychoanalytic exploration of their own “inner world” and ways of coping with the world of people around them. A desire to “know oneself better” and – perhaps – to function better in the world may be sufficient motivation to engage in psychoanalytic exploration with a qualified psychoanalyst.
Please follow the links below for further information.

Training and Qualifications

MIPA, MBPA, MBPF, MSc, Pg Dip. Cert ‘CC’ Relate, Relate Dip. PST, CRUSE Cert. Counselling
BPC reg., COSRT Acc., UKCP reg.

I am a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) and registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). My MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development is from the University of London, and I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire. For many years I worked with Relate and have a Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling, and the Relate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and am accredited with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Previously I was actively involved with CRUSE Bereavement Care, and I am a certificated bereavement counsellor.

I adhere by the Code of Ethics of my professional bodies.

I provide professional psychotherapy and counselling for the NHS in primary and secondary care and I have an independent private practice in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

I have twenty years of experience and work with individuals on a once a week basis or more intensively. Treatment is offered for psychosexual problems as well as couple counselling.

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Clinical Supervision

I am an experienced supervisor and offer clinical supervision on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis for both trainees and fully qualified psychotherapists and counsellors, individually or in groups.

I am a visiting lecturer, and a marker for other professional trainings and have experience as a dissertation tutor.

Conditions Treated

Treatments are offered for the following:

  • feelings of anxiety and an inability to cope or concentrate
  • feelings of emptiness, sadness or depression
  • lack of confidence or feelings of underachievement
  • difficulty in making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
  • extreme mood swings
  • difficulty in coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce, or loss of a job
  • physical symptoms
  • eating disorders
  • obsessional behaviour
  • phobias
  • panic attacks
  • postnatal depression
  • mid-life crises
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The Cost

I charge £60 for the initial session and have a scale of £60 - £80 per session depending on circumstances.

I am also registered with providers of private health care.

Contact Details

01442 871250 (confidential answering machine)
Email
loraine.mcsherry1@btinternet.com
www.lorainemcsherry.co.uk


To find more out more about Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the following websites may be of interest:

www.ipa.org.uk

www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk

www.psychoanalytic-council.org
• What is psychoanalytic psychotherapy?
• Who is psychoanalytic psychotherapy for?
• How are psychotherapists qualified?
• Evidence for effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy

To find out more about Psychosexual Therapy please look at the COSRT website:
www.cosrt.org.uk