Catherine Lawson Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
Hi, my name is Catherine and I am a person-centred counsellor and cognitive behaviour therapist.
Life can get difficult at times and counselling can help you through these difficulties. I will walk alongside you with any issues that you are carrying and together we will find the best solution that is right for you. I believe everyone has their own answers and I will help you find yours.
I work mainly as a person-centred counsellor and work with your individual needs, supporting you through our work together as you develop a greater understanding of yourself. I may use various techniques like relaxation and different strategies to look deeper into the problems in your life affecting thoughts and behaviour.
I may send things home with you to extend our counselling hour, giving you techniques for life.
As a counsellor I offer you my genuineness as we build a relationship and trust. I will create a safe and confidential place for you to open your issues up and listen without judgement as we begin to move forward.
My clinical supervision is offered in an empathic manner, bringing in support, trust and challenge, allowing progression in your individual style of working.
Thank you for reading and please don't hesitate to call if what I offer is for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
- College Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Diploma in Family Counselling
- Diploma in Addiction Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Supervision Level 5
- Specialist Advanced Diploma In Supervision Level 6
- Online Counselling Training
- Play Therapy
Continued Personal Development in:
- Domestic abuse training
- Working therapeutically with children and young people
- Working with children and young people who self-harm
- Self harm: The solution not the problem
- Working with bereaved clients
- Love, Change and Loss, An insight into grief and bereavement
- Obsessive compulsive disorder: how can therapy help?
- Children and young people conference 2016, 2018
- Working with identity and self-esteem in young people with eating disorders
- Working with Addiction
- Eating Disorders
- Young People in the LGBT Community
- Suicide Exploration
- Introduction to Integral Eye Movement Therapy
- Supervision Skills in Practice
- Supervision Training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual £40 an hour
Schools and Companies £50
Couples £50 an hour
Family £50 an hour
Supervision £45 an hour
Schools and Companies £55 an hour
Concessions available for students and OAP's :-
Counselling £35 an hour
Supervision £45 an hour and a half
One of the hardest things to do is to contact a counsellor in times of need and counselling can help you to move on in life.