Dr Lorraine Osborne

CBT Solutions

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling


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Last updated: 1 May 2020

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling

About me

Dr Lorraine Osborne is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a BACP accredited Counsellor.

Depression, anxiety and worry, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, binge eating, PTSD, perfectionism, insomnia, abuse and loss are examples of the areas I specialise in. My background is in Primary Care where individuals frequently present with difficult life issues, interpersonal problems, low mood and anxiety.

Therapy can sometimes seem daunting so it’s important that my practice is genuine, warm and open. Central to CBT is how we interpret events; with our thoughts and feelings powerfully influenced by the way we behave. My CBT approach is more directive than when Counselling, with agreed goals for therapy and homework tasks between sessions to address problems in a practical way. We would work together and practise making changes to behaviours and thinking patterns which may be unhelpful to you. Irrespective of the modality in which I work, my aim is to support you in realising your own potential and living your life to the full.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines suggest that CBT is a highly effective treatment for common mental health problems and a course of therapy usually lasts between 8 and 20 sessions. Your feedback and brief questionnaires help us to monitor the effectiveness of therapy.

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Newcastle.
MA Integrative Counselling, University of Sunderland.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NHS Centre for CBT, Newcastle.
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory, University of Aberdeen.
PhD Psychopharmacology, University of Dundee.
BSc Pharmacology, University of Dundee.

BACP - Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
BABCP - Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Areas of interest

Overthinking (worry and rumination); Anxiety; Low-mood; Depression; Self-criticism; Low self-esteem; Difficult life issues; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Panic; Low Self-esteem; Social Anxiety; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Health Anxiety; Phobias; Insomnia; Anger; Loss; Bereavement; Abuse.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is my main therapeutic approach. First and foremost this is about understanding why you might be stuck, and identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviours.Techniques used to break 'vicious cycles' include thought records, challenging anxious predictions and self-critical thoughts, and behavioural experiments.

I work with Adults (18+) and children/ young people (age 11+ years).

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Psychophysiological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)

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