About me

I am now offering counselling sessions Face to Face or via  telephone or video call.

I am a professional, fully qualified and BACP registered Counsellor and  Supervisor. In addition, I am a Certified Havening Practitioner. Havening has provided many with rapid relief from negative emotions including; anxiety, panic and phobias. Copy the link below and watch a short video about Havening.            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6PcEWDJbo

Coping with emotional disturbance can be difficult and life limiting. If you are experiencing negative feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you would like to address I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and relaxed environment from which we can work together.

I have over 20 years experience in supporting people through painful and challenging situations.

I am here to help with a range of issues including; relieving stress, anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic, low mood, depression, phobias, sadness, loss, low self-esteem, confidence and family/relationship or work related issues.

Contact me today for a FREE no obligation telephone consultation on 07929374273. This will give us the opportunity to discuss your counselling needs and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the service I offer. I look forward to hearing from you.

I understand how challenging life can be. I had a difficult childhood. As an adult, I struggled with work and family life balance and have also suffered loss and trauma. As a result I too sought help and support. I decided to re-train and change direction in order to be there for others who need someone to listen and be there for them. I feel my life experiences as well as my training have given me a deeper level of understanding when working with my client’s through their own issues.

My passion is mental wellbeing. I have studied to gain an understanding not only of psychotherapy but also the neuroscience involved in emotional disturbance. I believe together they provide me with a greater insight and ability to help my clients. In order, to break down barriers and nurture change, I will work closely with you to build an equal therapeutic relationship. I will encourage, support and guide you to reflect and process your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I understanding that every client is unique, thus I adopt an integrative approach to meet client's individual needs. This means I have studied in a number of counselling techniques  including:- Person Centred (talking therapy), Cognitive Behaviour (CBT), Psychosensory Therapy, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic Therapy. In addition, I offer Coaching and Mentoring which can be incorporated into counselling sessions, if requested, or are available as a separate service.

I have over 20 years experience, working in a corporate environment, for a large Public Limited Company, providing both professional and personal development to staff and management. Including; coaching, mentoring, goal setting, training, skills development and professional one to one counselling.

Currently, as well as running my own practice I am a Partner in an organisation that provides Health and Wellbeing Services to the motor industry and I work with an organisation that offers counselling for adults in South East Essex.

If you have any questions or wish to arrange an appointment, please call me on 07929374273 for a free telephone consultation. Alternatively, send me an email by clicking on the red email me button at the top of this page. For your information my email address is dotlawrence007@gmail.com


5 Star Yell Reviews including:-

Highly recommend
I have been meaning to write a review for this wonderful lady for a long time. I've been seeing Dot for the best (worst) part of this year. I initially felt very anxious to start the process of counseling as it was like opening Pandora's box.... I have suffered a lot of loss and trauma in a very short amount of time, and I had kept going in my professional life, and seemed from the outside that I was coping... but on the insideI knew I was just spinning plates. Anxiety present, Dot immediately made me feel safe and unjudged... We have spent this year talking about my loss and prospects. Dot facilitated the Havening Technique on me, and it was a life changing experience. Covid put a screw in the works to my healing, but Dot was adaptable to the changes we have all had to endure and made it possible to still continue our work together. Hand on heart, I cannot recommend Dot enough. She is an extraordinary individual. So clever, so compassionate, very experienced (and funny!)

Help to control anxiety
I contacted Dot when my anxiety was getting out of control and starting to affect my life. I immediately felt at ease with Dot. She helped me to work through my anxiety and taught me techniques such as mindfulness to control it. She used havening and CBT and always ensured I was happy with the techniques used. Dot is very easy to talk to and I found it very easy to book with her. She has created a lovely room which is quiet and calm so you immediately feel comfortable. Dot has really helped me to manage my anxiety and I now feel so much more in control. I would highly recommend her, she is professional at all times and is a fantastic counsellor.

Excellent and rewarding experience.
Dot was very warm and welcoming I felt at ease and safe sharing my feelings and thoughts. Working with Dot has given me the skills and tools I need to manage my stress and anxiety and has given me a better quality of life at home and at work. I would not hesitate to recommend Dot to anyone who needs support and help

Life changing experience, definitely recommend.
Dot was warm and welcoming, i immediately felt at ease and safe in the comfortable space provided.

As a qualified counsellor I approached Dot as the only local counsellor offering the Havening technique, wanting to work on past, deep embedded trauma which to date I had been unable to fully release. Results were both emotional and empowering, I discovered deep, buried connections to past trauma that previous counselling had not achieved. Dot's support enabled me to make sense of the impact the trauma had on my thoughts, feelings and behaviours over many years. I initially felt dazed by the revelations but left feeling emotionally stronger, more positive, content and with a true sense of self.

Dot has a great depth of knowledge not only of the Havening technique and integrative counselling but as a coach and mentor too. I would have no doubt in recommending Dot based on my own unique enlightening experience and her passion, knowledge and professionalism.


Sessions are 50 mins and the charge is £50 ( this includes printed information, links and recordings as and when agreed).

Free Parking available. Within walking distance of Chalkwell Station and bus routes.

Opening Times

8am to 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

8am to 2pm Friday

Closed  Saturday and Sunday.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Counselling Diploma

Developing Positive Relationships

Conflict Resolution

Bereavement & Grief Counselling


Leadership and Management

Developing Skills in Others

Coaching for Success

Mentoring Managers

Mentoring Young People

Havening Technique [has provided many sufferers with rapid relief from anxiety, panic and other negative emotions see video below]

Certificate In Professional Supervision For Counsellors

Child Psychology

Avdanced Parenting Skills

Advanced Diploma Anger Management

Social Care [children and young people]


Counselling Certificate

Understanding Attachment

Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Understanding  Self Harm

Understanding Eating Disorders

LGBT Awareness

Helping Troubled Children

Member organisations


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.

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free Parking directly outside

Counselling sessions £50

Coaching and Mentoring Sessions £50

Reduced rate for students studying counselling level 4 or above

Professional Supervision Sessions  For student and qualified counsellors. See Supervisor Profile for rates

Havening Techniques ® Sessions £50 . A radical new and evolving form of scientific therapy that helps permanently treat and heal traumas, anxiety and phobias as well as to create positive alterations in our brain to enhance wellness and resilience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6PcEWDJbo

Pshychoeducation Four 50 minute sessions £50 per session with handouts. Understand your thoughts feelings and behaviours.
Four sessions to provide you with the tools to navigate through life without picking up emotional baggage along the way. An understanding of what happens to you when your emotions take over, how to to deal with this in the moment and reduce the likelihood of such event reoccurring plus much more.

Boundaries one 50 minute session £50 with handout. Do you say yes when you wish you could say no? Do others take advantage or continuously let you down? Do you always do more than others in order to feel worthy? Do you spend a lot of time not feeling okay? If yes to any of the above then it would be beneficial to go through your boundaries.

Free parking available


8am to 7pm Monday to Thursday  Friday 8am to 2pm

Saturday and Sunday closed but will take enquiries.

Further information

Dot Lawrence is also a Registered Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner.  Havening has provided rapid relief from phobias, stress, anxiety, panic, trauma and other negative feelings for many sufferers. To learn more click on the link below and watch the video.

Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark Of Dr Ronald Ruden 15 East 91 st Street New York.  www.havening.org



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Free parking directly outside. Within walking distance of Chalkwell Station and local bus routes. Downstairs toilet available. Counselling room up a single flight of stairs.

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Dot Lawrence

Dot Lawrence