Caroline Lawrence (FdSc, MBACP)
Hi, I am a qualified counsellor, with a broad and varied professional background working with a range of clients.
My therapeutic approach is, perhaps, best explained as "down to earth". By this, I mean that I offer a confidential space, where you can explore your experiences and work through whatever may be troubling you whilst offering appropriate challenges. Counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes and this is a time for you to be heard outside your immediate circle of family and friend without judgement.
As a person-centred counsellor, I am committed to empowering others and supporting them to find their own way forward in life. In practice, this means that I adopt a variety of therapeutic interventions; yet, at the heart of my practice is the nurturing of an honest and caring relationship.
Therapy will not not provide instant solutions, but I do believe it provides a guided space and time to work towards a happier and more centred person.
I am also a registered member of the BACP and am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered as a counsellor with the BACP, and have several years experience supporting a wide range of clients across the Public, Charitable and Voluntary Sectors. This includes extensive work with clients experiencing alcohol dependency and/ or other addictive patterns of behaviour. I also have vast experience of working with bereavement and grief, eating disorders, living with a terminal diagnosis, trauma and sexual identity.
FdSc Counselling (3 years)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
AS Level Psychology (1 year)
Continuing Professional Development
Young People and Self Harm
Working with Alcohol Dependency Level 1
Working with Alcohol Dependency Level 2
Understanding and Working with Depression and Suicide
Understanding the Impact of Imprisonment on Prisoners’ Families
Working with Children with SEND
Working with Co-Dependence
Understanding Eating Disorders
Supporting those with Sight Loss
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial consultation (30 minutes) – £20
During our initial meeting we will explore how best to work together, including your current issues, concerns and history, and what you would like to achieve from counselling.
Counselling sessions (50 minutes) – £35
Discounted rates (e.g. student counsellors) – £25
Please contact me to discuss this further
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|