Lorraine Bagshaw Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, Counselling and Clinical Supervision Leamington Spa

Welcome to Lorraine Bagshaw Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, Counselling and Clinical Supervision Leamington Spa, Coventry and Warwickshire

I am a Relational Developmental Psychotherapist with UKCP accreditation offering psychotherapy, counselling and clinical supervision in the Leamington Spa, Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Psychotherapy & Counselling

People access therapy for many different reasons. Maybe you are experiencing period of change, anxiety, stress or overwhelm and extra support is needed. Other issues that may lead you to psychotherapy could be; family and relationship issues, eating disorders, overthinking behavior, panic attacks, addiction, bereavement, depression or issues of isolation and loneliness. Individuals can seek help from a psychotherapist and counsellor because they feel that life is empty and unsatisfying and are looking to understand and resolve these feelings.

Therapy is a way of working through past trauma's or present difficulties in a way where you can move forward with your life, feeling more connected to yourself and others.

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Essentially therapy is about understanding yourself better, to work towards change and growth. By building your awareness, you can stop repeating unhelpful patterns and move forward.

This is facilitated by weekly sessions on either a short or long term basis. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

My approach is Integrative which incorporates Attachment theory, Object Relations, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and many more. Ultimately I focus on creating a safe space for you to share your story and explore your feelings. I am flexible in my approach as a psychotherapist and the way I work with everyone is different, depending on your needs.

For more information please see my 'About Psychotherapy & Counselling' page.

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My experience as a psychotherapist has seen me working in many different settings which have included a Women's Centre, IAPT Primary Care and a counselling charity. I have also worked in an FE College, Young persons agency and Schools. This is alongside my private practice based in central Leamington Spa.


I have experience working with clients on a short term basis, privately and within the NHS - although I tend to work long term, working towards meaningful and lasting change. We can discuss this in our first session together.

Clinical Supervision

I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the helping professions. My supervision model is relational developmental and I am comfortable working with therapists of varying modalities as well as students in training.

What issues can I help with?

Psychotherapy & counselling can support for many issues. I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:





Eating Disorders



Panic Attacks


I believe that therapy and mental health care is for everyone, and most people can benefit from discovering more about themselves with the support of a therapist.


The concept of integration is the process of bringing parts (of self) together to move forward in a renewed way. In therapy we will look to make links between past/present; conscious/unconscious; thought/feelings/behaviour; and between self and other. I draw on lots of different theories in doing this.


I believe that our experiences and relationships in our childhood have a direct impact on how we live our lives as adults. In therapy we may explore how your childhood and history affects your present, to allow you to gain more understanding and awareness of the here and now.


I place importance on the relationship between us. relationships are often the source of many psychological problems, but this also means they can be harnessed towards growth and healing. What happens in the therapy room may well reflect processes happening outside.

My location

Based in the centre of Leamington Spa at The Clarendon Centre, I am easily accessible from Warwick, Kenilworth, Coventry or the West Midlands area. Face to face therapy will always be my preference, however I also offer online or telephone sessions if preferred.

Please contact me for session availability.

Fees & availability

My fees are £60 per session, with a session lasting 50 minutes. Some concession rate are available for students or those on low incomes. For clinical supervision I charge £65 for an hour. Please contact me to discuss further.

I am registered with leading insurers such as AXA, Aviva and BUPA. If you are with a different insurer or employee assistance programme please still get in touch.

Get in touch

Are you looking for a psychotherapist or counsellor in Warwickshire? I currently work from my practice in Leamington Spa. For availability, to find out more, or to make an appointment please get in touch. The best way to do this is by email (using the contact form here) and we can arrange a short phone call at a time convenient for us both.

I can also offer remote appointments, either online or telephone. My preferred way of working will always be face-to-face

All contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


How many sessions will I need?

This really varies between client to client and ultimately depends on your aims and objectives for therapy. We can discuss this in your initial session. Short,medium and long term therapy is available.

What if I no longer want to continue with the therapy?

There is no obligation to continue with the therapy and you are free to end at any time. I would encourage that you discuss this with me first as the way I work is relational and making decisions together, even if it's that therapy isn't right for you, is important.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

The term Psychotherapy is often used interchangeably with Counselling as both are talking therapies. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a significant time period, considering overall patterns, chronic issues, and recurring feelings. This requires openness to exploring the past and its impact on the present. Counselling may be for a specific issue such as a bereavement or significant life event, and the work together may be shorter and more focused. With both counselling and psychotherapy the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and safe.

What is the UKCP?

The UK Council for Psychotherapy is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. Being a member of the UKCP means I have had to meet certain criteria, such as a minimum standard of training and minimum number of client hours. I also adhere to their ethical code of practice. Please visit the UKCP website to find out more.

Where are you based?

I am based on Regent Street, Leamington Spa. My practice is part of The Clarendon Centre - a collective of three practitioners; Debbie Collins, Sam Elvyhart and myself. The building is also shared with other mental health practitioners and the Sports Massage business Knots About You. Please be aware that my practice is on the second floor and there are multiple stairs.

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