June Lawrenson MA; BSc (Hons); BACP Accredited; UKRC

June Lawrenson MA; BSc (Hons); BACP Accredited; UKRC

About me

My aim as a counsellor is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where you can explore anxiety, stress, trauma, painful experiences, loss, conflict, confusion or despair. I feel that a good relationship and humour are essential for counselling to be effective.

I Believe we are all unique individuals and as such we know our selves better than anyone else. In normal times we can manage our own lives and solve our own problems. However, there may be times when we feel stuck, in conflict, anxious, panicky, or have suffered loss. During these times it can help to explore these feelings and gain valuable insight into what is going on. This facilitates better ways of coping and finding the courage to change self destructive thinking and behaviour. I can help you to gain confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem enabling you to have a happier more fulfilling life.

As well as being a counsellor I am a wife, a mother a grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. I believe all of these relationships have helped me with my role as a counsellor.

I started my counselling career in 1986 after doing various basic counselling skills courses. I then volunteered as a listener on a children’s helpline. I have had many varied experiences since including workplace counselling and GP practices. I started my private practice, Caleidoscope Counselling Services, in 1999 and have had various contracts with large organisations as well as working with individuals.

I am a BACP ACCREDITED Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I gained a BSc (Hons) Psychology in 1996 and an MA in Counselling in 1997.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Guidance and Counselling - 1996 -97

BSc. (Hons) Psychology - 1993 - 96

Cert. - access to Higher education

Cert. in Supervision

Rape crisis training

Cert. in Bereavement Counselling

Basic counselling skills

Counselling and listening skills

Certificate in Alcohol misuse

NLP practitioner

As part of my private practice I had a contract with a large industrial company (Aker Kvaerner) doing occupational counselling, i worked with people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or burnout often leading to issues of loss of self-esteem. I also had contracts with 2 further organisations, Stapleton International and DISC where I did occupational counselling. For each of these clients I also provided workshops and seminars in occupational stress awareness, management and counselling. I have designed and taught various short courses, including: Anger management and assertiveness courses, also various workshops for stress management, bullying, self-harm, and basic counselling skills.

I have taught counselling at all levels from basic counselling skills through Diploma to MA at Durham University. I learned many great lessons at Durham especially about team work, and support. My teaching at Durham involved not only lecturing and teaching skills but also supervision and facilitating personal development groups. I also taught NCFE accredited courses Levels 2 and 3 counselling skills and counselling theory at Northallerton College. The courses that I taught and developed include skills training, lectures on different orientations such as Person Centred, creative therapies, psychodynamic, Gestalt and cognitive behavioural approaches to counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can also offer NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hypnotherapy.


Individual counselling = £45 per hour

Couples counselling = £50 per hour

Supervision = £40 per hour

Hypnotherapy = £60 per hour

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

I can do home visits when necessary.


I am available Wednesday's and Friday's in Darlington. Times can be negotiated.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I started supervising for CRUSE bereavement in  2001 where I gained a certificate in supervision.

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