Dot Lawrence: Fully Qualified, Professional, BACP Registered

Dot Lawrence: Fully Qualified, Professional,     BACP Registered



07929 374273

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07929 374273

About me

Hi, I am Dot Lawrence. I am a fully qualified, professional and BACP Registered counsellor. I adopt an integrative approach which includes: Person Centred (talking therapy), Cognitive Behaviour (CBT), Psychosensory Therapy. Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic. This enables me to adapt my practice in order to respond to your unique needs and provide the best therapeutic help for you. In addition, I have also been trained in The Havening Technique.

I understand that when suffering from feelings such as; anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, depression, loss or anger it can be difficult to take the first step in seeking help. Finding the right person to help you is key. This is why I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation (07929374273). It gives you the chance to ask questions and check that you will feel comfortable working with me.

I have over 20 years experience, working for a large public limited company, providing both professional and personal development. This included coaching, training, skills development, mentoring and professional one to one counselling.

More recently, I have worked with The London Borough of Ealing and Southend’s Local Authority; providing a range of support. I have also provided counselling services for The Early Help Family Support Team and a women's refuge in Chelmsford.

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 am working with an organisation that offers counselling for adults in South Essex. We cover many areas including; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma, panic disorder, low self esteem/confidence, feeling sad, phobias, family issues, affairs, betrayals, separation/divorce, bullying, menopause, abuse, eating disorders and more.

My passion is mental wellbeing. In order to be the best counsellor I can be I have worked hard to gain an understanding of psychotherapy and also the neuroscience that is involved in mental disturbance. As well as being a qualified counsellor I have trained in the application of The Havening Technique. I work with clients to relieve the effects of negative emotions for example as a result of encoded trauma (historic or recent). I also offer clients an opportunity to learn how to communicate with their body in it's own biosymbolic language by accessing their unique "operating instructions" for interpreting their world. This helps to improve their sense of self, define what's really possible for them and puts them back in the driving seat.

I provide confidential counselling in a relaxed, safe and comfortable environment. Sessions are charged at £40. I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Integrative Counselling Diploma

  • Havening
  • Mindfulness

  • Mentoring Managers

  • Mentoring Young People

  • Coaching For Success

  • Skill Development

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Developing Positive Relationships

  • Managing Difficult Behaviour

  • Child Psychology Level 4

  • Social Care Level 3

  • Counselling Certificate

  • Understanding Attachment

  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychosensory Therapy (trained in Havening Technique)


Free 15 minute telephone consultation 07929374273

Counselling Sessions £40.00 (sessions are 50 mins for adults and 40 mins for children)

Free parking available

Maps & Directions

Leigh-on-Sea, SS9
Chalkwell, SS0

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


7am to 5pm Monday to Thursday. 7am to 2pm Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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