The Horsforth Centre

Lorna Halvorsen

Lorna HalvorsenCounsellor

Hello . Are you troubled? We can all experience difficulties in our lives. Do you think the same things over and over, unable to stop, or make sense of it! Would it help to talk to a counsellor who will listen to you in a safe supportive space.  Lorna uses the integrative approach meaning that she draws on a range of different theories and uses the approach most helpful to you.

In therapy Lorna looks at where you are today as a person, your relationships, what you like, what you wish to change and how you can achieve that change. It is important that the therapist listens in an empathic, non-judgemental way whilst being perceptive and insightful. It's common to be stuck in patterns that no longer serve you well but you may be unaware of these patterns so are unable to change them.

Lorna can help you with:
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem and Confidence Building
  • Coping with Grief, Loss & Bereavement.
Lorna has made a positive difference to many people's lives.



Lorna holds an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lorna is a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor. Lorna’s training includes:

NFCF Certificate level 2 in Counselling Skills
Certificate of Higher Education level 5 in Interpersonal and Counselling skills
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Lorna feels that the Therapeutic Relationship that you build with your therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. If you do not have a trusting, honest and comfortable relationship with your therapist, your therapy will not have the maximum benefit in your life, regardless of the therapy type. Lorna does not believe that there is one therapy that suits all individuals or even all the issues within an individual. Lorna therefore practices from an integrative therapy approach. This enables Lorna to design bespoke therapy for each individual and for each scenario within the therapeutic relationship. This makes therapy relevant for the client and it means that the most appropriate therapeutic approach is adopted and/or adapted for each problem. This approach also allows Lorna to take the client's individuality into account and fashion a therapy plan that will suit the client's specific needs.

Counselling is a process aimed at providing clients with the time and space to explore and understand their problems. To either resolve or come to terms with their problems in a confidential, safe setting. It's common to be stuck in patterns that no longer serve you well but you may be unaware of this so unable to change it. Through therapy you can become more self-aware and this can lead to you being able to make different choices and a different path forward in your life.

Professional Background

Lorna has worked with various charities and currently is a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care where she has been for several years. This is in addition to her private work. Lorna is also a private counsellor at Addingham and Silsden Medical practices.

Lorna has worked extensively with grief and bereavement which includes complicated grief, sudden death, RTA, suicide but also has experience of working with stress, anxiety, relationships, low self- steem, OCD, ME, still birth, PTSD, depression, alcohol misuse, feelings of patterns repeating that never seem to end, questions about life-direction and self-identity. Lorna has worked with clients 
both long and short term at a pace to suit the client and their individual needs.

It is normal to feel anxious or depressed when life is difficult and the future seems uncertain. Talking to someone outside your circle in a safe, non-judgemental space with a more objective perspective can be very helpful.

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How long does each session last?

Counselling sessions with Lorna last 50 minutes and she would work at a pace that suits you but are generally weekly.

How to Contact Lorna

Contacting Lorna Halvorsen is simple. To have a chat about what your requirements might be, or to book an initial consultation, you can phone her or contact her by email.

Tel: 07917 693352

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