Sharon Lawrence MBACP (Snr Accred) - Chapters Counselling & Training

Sharon Lawrence MBACP (Snr Accred) - Chapters Counselling & Training

Chapters Counselling & Training
Unit 17 Parsons Court
Welbury Way
Aycliffe Business Park,
County Durham

01325 304100 / 07833 577852

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About me

Chapters Counselling and Training is a well established business that has been providing therapeutic services and training for in excess of 10 years.

I personally have over 17 years of post qualification experience as a counsellor which has given me a wonderful array of experience with different issues that people face in their lives. I am a warm, patient and respectful therapist who values each client as the unique person that they are. My beliefs are that there is hope for everyone and we all deserve time and space to work things out...and with support we can change, accept or just feel better in ourselves.

As well as working with individuals I am trained to work with couples and I enjoy the experience of supporting them to understand one another better, to develop their relationship or even to support the process of their relationship ending in a more satisfactory way.

I work with local businesses and agencies to offer employer assistance counselling as well as with privately referred clients who choose to access counselling for themselves.

As a supervisor, I work with many professionals including police staff, support workers and welfare officers as well as offering clinical supervision to other counsellors.

We also teach all levels of counselling training to those who wish to either have a taste of what counselling is all about or pursue a career as a qualified counsellor.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any of our professional services.

We have recently moved into new offices at Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham DL5 6ZE

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor (Dip.counselling), supervisor (Level 6 Cert in Therpeutic Counselling Supervision) as well as a qualified teacher (C&G 7407 and Cert Ed),I am a Senior Accredited counsellor with the BACP - MBACP(Snr Accred) and a registered independant counsellor on the UKRCP register. I have an up to date enhanced DBS check and all relevant insurances. I also have a certificate in couples counselling.

I have taught counselling for 17 years and 11 years ago left my job to set up my own business delivering high quality, private counselling and training at all levels. I teach, supervise and counsel predominantly using the Person-Centred approach but am always guided by the needs of the clients and students, so can utilise skills from other approaches as and when appropriate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

We also offer counselling to students who are required to have personal therapy as part of their counselling training journey. I am on the approved list of therapists for students at Teesside University and we are happy to see trainee counsellors from other training establishments. Fees are reduced for students to support their learning as our caseload allows.


Individual counselling fees £40 per session

Couples counselling fees £75 per session

Supervision fees are £67.50 per hour and a half.

Course costs vary according to level, duration etc.
Level 2 - £699
Level 3 - £995
Level 4 Diploma - £2400 per year plus registration fees of approx £300
Level 5 Certificate - £1,400 plus registration fees of approx £300
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision - £1,400 plus registration fees of approx £300

Further information

Chapters is a private, friendly, fully approved and accredited training centre that can offer courses, bespoke training, individual and couples counselling and supervision to counsellors and trainees. We are not precious however, and we welcome anyone who has an interest in people. There is something here for everyone regardless of experience, previous training etc.

Counselling is offered in a modern, comfortable and relaxed environment where clients are encouraged to do whatever they need to in order to engage in the therapeutic relationship.

Maps & Directions

Aycliffe Business Park,, DL5 6ZE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Sessions are available at various times throughout the week and weekend appointments may be agreed if required.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am pleased to be able to offer clinical supervision to counselling practitioners.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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