How can counselling help ?
There may be times in your life when current or historical experiences may affect you deeply and you may feel you need some support to explore your feelings or to look at how you might move towards changing some aspect of yourself or your current situation.
You may have a supportive family, friends or partner but feel uncomfortable talking to them about your difficulties or may not want to burden them.
Counselling can offer a safe space where you can explore uncomfortable feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behaviours which affect your life. As showing a part of yourself that you are not used to sharing with anyone else may leave you feeling vulnerable, scared or overwhelmed at times, I endeavour to put you at your ease and to work alongside you at a pace you feel comfortable with.
What exactly is counselling?
For some people it may be the first time they have tried counselling and may not know what to do or what to expect. At your first counselling session, I will spend time explaining how I work and what you can expect from the sessions and we will discuss and agree your appointment times and days together. My aim is to help you to resolve any difficulties you might be having in a way that is right for you. Therefore, in the first session, I will gather information to get a further understanding of what you are experiencing and what you wish to achieve from the sessions. It will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have about counselling.
My name is Charlotte Lawrence and I am a qualified counsellor with over 11 years experience. I offer a professional counselling service in a supportive non- judgemental environment where you can safely and confidentially explore your concerns.
My personal life experiences and own experiences of counselling have taught me the value of having the space to safely explore issues and how precious it can be to be really heard and accepted.
I originally trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, however, I now consider myself to be an Integrative counsellor, which means I use an eclectic array of interventions tailored to suit individual client's needs. I believe that, as every client who I work alongside is unique, their needs will be too. Therefore once I have met a client I consider with them what ways of working might be of most benefit to them. This may include talking therapy, using art, play, guided visualisations, a variety of interventions for reducing Trauma, to name just a few.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work in accordance with their professional ethics. I am currently in the process of working towards professional accreditation and will shortly be undertaking training to be a Clinical Supervisor.
In addition to my counselling work, I am also a qualified Reiki practitioner (which is a non-invasive gentle form of healing) and am working towards my foundation diploma in Spiritual healing. Throughout my years of counselling I have witnessed many clients who experience pain within their bodies which I believe, can sometimes be linked to difficult emotional life experiences. Therefore, I can offer a holistic service to address the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of clients, offering healing alongside counselling for people who felt this was appropriate for them.
As well as my private practice, I have worked for a local Rape and Abuse charity for over nine years and have extensive experience working with people who have experienced Sexual or Domestic violence, and people who have complex mental health conditions as a result of this, and specialise in working with people who have dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher National Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice.
TA 101 Psychotherapy Course
Over 50 Hours training in Trauma, Attachment , Complex Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders
Training in ;
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Male SurvIvor's of Sexual Abuse
Inner Body Focussing
Introduction to Play Therapy
Introduction to Art Therapy
Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique
Honour based Violence
Inner Child Therapy
Quality of tenderness in therapy
Spirituality in counselling
Prescribed drugs and mental health
Ego State Therapy
Trauma Rewind Technique
Usui Reiki levels 1 & 2
Seichem Reiki levels 1 & 2
Death and Dying
Inter Agency Mental Health
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ritualistic and Satanic Abuse
I currently charge £35 a session with a reduced rate of £30 for an initial consultation session. I have a small number of spaces for concessions which will be considered on an individual basis.
. Sessions are weekly and usually held on the same day and time each week unless otherwise arranged.
Sessions can be booked on a week to week basis or a number of sessions can be agreed upon in advance.
The therapy will be reviewed together on a regular basis to check if it is meeting any goals you identified at the start of your therapy .
I offer sessions at a venue approximately a mile from the town centre of Huddersfield with a free car parking space and on an easy bus route.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday's all day and evenings. Wednesday Evenings. Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|