Lorraine is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working/consulting in Oxford face to face and online on Mondays.
Lorraine is an accredited Cognitive behavioural therapist and Counsellor who has been with Oxford CBT since 2017. Over the past twelve years she has had experience of working internationally in a variety of services providing teenagers, university students, adults and older adults with mental health support.
Lorraine offers an empathetic, warm and collaborative approach to help clients understand their difficulties and develop strategies to overcome them, ultimately leading to an enhanced sense of wellbeing. She has a particular interest and proficiency in complex presentations using schema-focused CBT which explores “inner world” constructs and the impact this has on people in the here and now. With this understanding, CBT aims to change long-standing unhelpful patterns of coping and build a more helpful approach to living.
Clinician Responsibilities of Lorraine Orders
- Excessive Worry/ GAD – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Social Anxiety – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Panic Attacks/Disorders – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Specific Phobias / Driving Phobias / Agoraphobia – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Low Self-Esteems – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Stress Management – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Unhelpful habits (eg. Self Criticism, perfectionism, procrastination) – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Anger Management – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Overeating/Binge eating – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Body Image difficulties – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Depression / SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Sleep difficulties/insomnia – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Bereavement – Teens 16+ and Adults
- Physical Health Conditions (Chronic Pain) – Teens 16+ and Adults
Qualifications of Lorraine Orders
- Master in Counselling (Monash University, Melbourne)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford University)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Complex Presentations (Oxford University)
- Advanced Clinical CBT Skills (Oxford University, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
- Certificate in Bereavement Care (Cruse, Oxford)
- Foundation in Transactional Analysis (TAworks, Oxford)
What Started Lorraine Orders On The Path Of Becoming a CB Therapist
- Since childhood Lorraine has been fascinated by people, perhaps influenced by her clinical psychologist mother who was one of the first NHS practitioners in the late 1960’s to provide mental health treatment to outpatients. As a way of satisfying her curiosity and interest in people, Lorraine decided to study and train to be an integrative counsellor and support people in understanding their own experiences. She furthered her specialisation to become a cognitive behavioural therapist which specifically explored people’s patterns of thinking and behaviour to help them overcome a range of difficulties.
Memberships of Lorraine Orders
- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited
- Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) registered
- Lorraine has lived and worked in the UK and Asia which has enabled her to visit several continents and experience many different cultures. She has a keen interest in different cuisines and architecture.
- Lorraine has an engineering degree from Imperial College, London and a bachelor of Arts degree in architectural design. She can often be found taking pictures of unusual buildings and bridges; close ups of architectural details and casting a detailed eye over interesting interiors and objects.
- As a child, Lorraine was a ballet student at the Royal Academy of Dance. Today, she regularly practises yoga as a way of maintaining physical and mental health.