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About me

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.

About Me

My name is Charlotte Lawrence and I am a qualified counsellor with over 16 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 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 and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work in accordance with their professional ethics. I am a qualified 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 also have a 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 worked for a local Rape and Abuse charity for over eleven and a half 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.

Diploma in Supervision
TA 101 Psychotherapy Course
Over 70 Hours training in Trauma, Attachment , Complex Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders
Training in ;
Ritualistic Abuse
Eating Disorders
Auditory Hallucinations
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Sexual Violence
Domestic violence
Male Survivor's of Sexual Abuse
Self Harm
Inner Body Focussing
Introduction to Play Therapy
Introduction to Art Therapy
Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique
Narrative Therapy
Forced Marriage
Honour based Violence
FGM
Inner Child Therapy
Quality of tenderness in therapy
Compassion Fatigue
Asylum seekers
Spirituality in counselling
Self harm
Prescribed drugs and mental health
Ego State Therapy
Personality Disorders
Trauma Rewind Technique
Master in Usui Reiki
Seichem Reiki levels 1 & 2

Master in Angelic Reiki

Death and Dying
Inter Agency Mental Health

Training around modern slavery

The Power Programme Training

Trauma Release Exercise Training

Polyvagal Theory 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ritualistic and Satanic Abuse

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I currently charge £45 a session with a reduced rate of £35 for an initial consultation session. I have a small number of spaces for concessions which will be considered on an individual basis. In addition I offer a 10% discount for 6 sessions block booked and paid for in advance.

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  free on street car parking space and on an easy bus route.

When I work

Most weekdays daytime , Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Further information

I qualified as a Clinical Supervisor in 2017 and enjoy offering Supervision to qualified counsellors and trainee counsellors.

Head, Heart And Soul Healing, 143 Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9BX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

There are three steps into the building. A ramp can be used to access the back of the premises for clients using wheelchairs however this may affect the times that sessions are available. Toilet facilities are not located on the ground floor

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and welcome new Supervisee's who require supervision for their counselling practice.

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