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Andrea Lawrence

MBACP
Hampton Hill, TW12

About me

Hello.  I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering short term or open-ended counselling online to individuals 16 years old and above. 

You may have been feeling stressed,  anxious or depressed for a while, or maybe you have experienced a significant loss or perhaps you are going through a period of change and not knowing what to do or feeling that no-one understands.

How counselling can help

Talking to someone in a safe, non judgemental, confidential setting can help. It can feel daunting talking to a counsellor about your innermost thoughts and feelings, especially for the first time. My aim is to help make your counselling experience easier for you, by supporting you through difficult times and by helping you to make sense of why you think and feel the way you do. We can explore what has brought you to counselling, looking at how your past experiences are affecting your present, leading to change and a greater understanding of yourself.

I am experienced in working with grief and loss (including job loss, relationship breakdown, sense of identity and bereavement) and the impact of it, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, long term/ongoing health conditions, stress and painful childhood experiences.

Understanding yourself and why you feel the way you do can be life-changing. It can lead to feeling empowered to make different choices, breaking down the barriers and living the life you want to live.

I believe that it is the relationship between client and counsellor that creates the conditions for change and therefore I offer a warm, friendly, supportive and calm environment for us to work together on whatever is troubling you and I will be by your side throughout. We will have time and a safe space to build a trusting relationship, giving you the confidence to be able to speak openly and freely without fear, shame or guilt.

As an integrative relational counsellor, I work flexibly and collaboratively drawing from different therapeutic approaches, which enables me to tailor the therapy taking into consideration your individual needs and unique experiences.

What to do now

If you would like to ask any questions or book an initial session, you can contact me via email.  If you would then like to go ahead with meeting, the initial 50 minute session will give you the opportunity to experience a session, get a sense of how we could work together and see how it feels for you without having any pressure to book further sessions. We can talk about what has brought you to counselling at this point in your life and look at what you would like to get from counselling. If we then decide that we will work together, we would meet for a 50 minute session each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

In addition to my private practice, I have volunteered as a counsellor for carers who are caring for partners and family members with life-limiting illnesses, addictions and mental health conditions. I have also volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for children, young people and adults. I also work with parents and communities in children's bereavement.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

From £60 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

I offer a 15 minute telephone consultation free of charge

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday, days and evenings. Saturday mornings

I can offer early morning sessions in Teddington. The rooms are a 5 minute walk from Teddington Rail Station.

Further information

Currently working online via Zoom or by telephone.

Hampton Hill
TW12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Hampton Hill

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Zoom
Andrea Lawrence

Andrea Lawrence