Catherine Lawson

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EMDR Therapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Burnley BB12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Catherine and I am an integrative person-centred and cognitive behaviour therapist and an EMDR 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 EMDR therapist, working 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
  • EMDR
  • 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
  • Identity
  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual £50-£70 an hour

Schools and Companies £55

Supervision £50 an hour

Schools and Companies £55

EMDR therapy £65 an hour

EMDR Schools and Companies £70

Concessions available for students, volunteers and OAP's :-

Counselling £40 an hour

Supervision £50 an hour and a half

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 09:00-19:00

Tuesday 17:30 - 19:00

Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30

Thursday 17:30 - 19:00

Further information

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.

Burnley, Lancashire, BB12

5 Wheatcroft Avenue, Fence, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 9QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a qualified supervisor with many years experience as a counsellor where I mainly use the person-centred approach, integrating CBT.

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