June Lawrenson MA; BSc; MBACP accredited; UKRC
77 Richmond Road
Brompton On Swale
01748811386 / 07912991731
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Individual counselling = £45 per hour
Couples counselling = £50 per hour
Supervision = £50 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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
Supervision & training
I started supervising for CRUSE bereavement in 2001 where I gained a certificate in supervision.View supervision profile