June Lawrenson MA; BSc; MBACP accredited; UKRC

June Lawrenson MA; BSc; MBACP accredited; UKRC

Darlington
Durham
DL3

Riverside Cottage
77 Richmond Road
Brompton On Swale
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7HF

01748811386 / 07912991731

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Darlington
Durham
DL3

Riverside Cottage
77 Richmond Road
Brompton On Swale
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7HF

01748811386 / 07912991731

About me

My aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where you can explore anxiety, stress, trauma, painful experiences, loss, conflict, confusion or despair.

I Believe we are all unique individuals and as such we know our selves better than anyone else. In normal times we can manage our own lives and solve our own problems. However, there may be times when we feel stuck, in conflict, anxious, panicky, or have suffered loss. During these times it can help to explore these feelings and gain valuable insight into what is going on. This facilitates better ways of coping and finding the courage to change self destructive thinking and behaviour. I can help you to gain confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem enabling you to have a happier more fulfilling life.

As well as being a counsellor I am a wife, a mother a grandmother, sister and friend. I believe all of these relationships have helped me with my role as a counsellor.


I started my counselling career in 1986 after doing various basic counselling skills courses. I then volunteered as a listener on a children’s helpline.

I gained a BSc (Hons) Psychology in 1996 and an MA in Counselling in 1997.

I am fundamentally a Person Centred Counsellor although I do integrate my work with CBT, NLP, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, creative therapy, and relaxation techniques if my client feels it would be useful.

In October 1999 I started my own business, Caleidoscope Counselling Services. I offer counselling, training, consultancy and supervision. I counsel individuals and couples with many issues (including young people who have been abused and young people with drug abuse issues).

I have worked as a workplace counsellor and supervisor. I have worked with nurses, doctors, the police, council workers, teachers, and mental health workers. I work with many issues including bereavement, stress, anxiety, bullying, historical abuse, and relationships.

I have taught counselling at all levels from basic counselling skills through Diploma to MA. at Durham University. My teaching at Durham involved not only lecturing and teaching skills but also supervision and facilitating personal development groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Guidance and Counselling - 1996 -97

BSc. (Hons) Psychology - 1993 - 96

Cert. - access to Higher education

Cert. in Supervision

Rape crisis training

Cert. in Bereavement Counselling

Basic counselling skills

Counselling and listening skills

Certificate in Alcohol misuse

As part of my private practice I had a contract with a large industrial company (Aker Kvaerner) doing occupational counselling, most of my clients from Kvaerner are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or burnout often leading to issues of loss of self-esteem. I also had contracts with 2 further organisations, Stapleton International and DISC where I did occupational counselling. For each of these clients I also provided workshops and seminars in occupational stress awareness, management and counselling. I have designed and taught various short courses, including: Anger management and assertiveness courses, also various workshops for stress management, bullying, self-harm, and basic counselling skills.

I have taught counselling at all levels from basic counselling skills through Diploma to MA at Durham University. I learned many great lessons at Durham especially about team work, and support. My teaching at Durham involved not only lecturing and teaching skills but also supervision and facilitating personal development groups. I also taught NCFE accredited courses Levels 2 and 3 counselling skills and counselling theory at Northallerton College. The courses that I taught and developed include skills training, lectures on different orientations such as Person Centred, creative therapies, psychodynamic, Gestalt and cognitive behavioural approaches to counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Fees

Individual counselling = £45 per hour

Couples counselling = £50 per hour

Supervision = £50 per hour

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL3
Richmond, DL10 7HF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am generally available evenings and Saturday morning. However, I do have some availability during the day, this can be negotiated when necessary.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision & training

I started supervising for CRUSE bereavement in  2001 where I gained a certificate in supervision.

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