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 13 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 have 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 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
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
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ritualistic and Satanic Abuse
I currently charge £40 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.