Lorraine Orders, BSc Eng (Hons), BA (Hons), MA Counselling, PG Dip CBT, MBACP (Reg); BABCP

Availability: Tuesday 12.15pm -5.15pm and Wednesday 5.30pm-10pm

Mode: Face to Face; Online therapy

Fees:    £60 for CBT (50-60 minute sessions)

£48 for CBT (concessionary rate limited by availability)


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)

Professional Memberships

MBACP (Registered Member)

Member BABCP


Lorraine is a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who has been with Oxford Counselling Centre since 2016. Over the past ten 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 specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is underpinned by evidence-based psychological interventions. She offers classic CBT and schema-focused CBT for the treatment of stress, anxiety, low mood/ depression and any associated emotional and relationship difficulties that accompany these issues.

Lorraine has a range of experience working with both common and complex presentations including phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphia, excessive worry, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, PTSD, sleep difficulties, perfectionism, low self-esteem, work-stress, grief and bereavement, low mood/depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, personality difficulties and managing uncomfortable emotions such as anger, guilt and shame.

Lorraine is a Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a Member of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). She is committed to abide by their professional ethical standards and regularly attends to continual professional development so that she maintains up-to-date, best evidence-based practice.

Therapy Offered

Lorraine works with individual adults and young people (aged 16 years and above) offering CBT on a weekly basis.

CBT can yield significant results in 6 to 8 weekly sessions.

Depending on individual needs and objectives, clients working with Lorraine typically complete treatment within 8-14 weekly sessions and are offered subsequent booster sessions to maintain long-term benefits.

For more complex presentations, treatment may require schema-focused CBT and up to 20 sessions or more.


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. 

CBT looks at how our environment affects the way we think and the way we behave, which may cause us to feel distressed. It focuses on the present and references the past to help understand why we might think or behave in a certain way. With this understanding, CBT aims to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and improve our experiences of life. Additionally, Lorraine has a specialist interest in complex presentations using schema-focused CBT that aims to change long-standing unhelpful patterns of coping and build a more helpful approach to living.

At the first assessment session, you will be encouraged to describe the difficulties you are experiencing and identify the therapy goals you want to work towards. Lorraine will then outline an initial concept of how she would work with you so that you can better determine if CBT is right for you. In subsequent sessions, once the problems and goals have been clarified, Lorraine will begin to work with you to explore and develop strategies to ameliorate your distress and thereby reduce symptoms. Typically, clients undertake manageable tasks/homework between sessions to help consolidate the learning. Evidence shows that this significantly enhances the outcome of therapy.