Norma Lawrence

Weston-super-mare, North Somerset, BS22 8EF
07704985964 07704985964
Weston-super-mare, North Somerset, BS22 8EF

About me

Hello

I offer an integrated approach to counselling drawing from a range of modalities enabling me to tailor my counselling to your specific needs. I strive to provide a calm nurturing space where you feel safe and listened to in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. I am a BACP registered counsellor and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I work both short and long term but you are not committed to any set number of sessions.

Counselling can be a daunting experience and often clients have been struggling for a while on their own before seeking therapy. Statistics identify there are 70 million working days lost to mental illness in the UK each year which shows how prevalent stress and discord with life has become.

Counselling has been described as the process of holding a mirror up to your life thereby allowing you to see things from a different perspective. It is very much a collaborative process with my person centered roots I firmly believe you are the expert in your life and have the capability to heal and live in a more authentic way.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Diploma -  Weston College

CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Counselling - Bath Spa University

CPCAB level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling -  Bath Spa University

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling - Bath Spa University

Certificate in Transactional Analysis  101

Specialist Domestic Abuse Training - BAVA

Telephone Counselling Training: working with long and short term clients

I am fortunate to have been able to work in a variety of local counselling organizations gaining substantive experience in working with a diverse range of issues. Working has included addressing the specific issues of carers and their families, working within a mental health and wellbeing organization and a charity working with survivors of domestic abuse where I also coordinate the counselling team.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Initial session £20.00 This is where we can discuss what you would like from counselling and gives you the opportunity to decide if we can work together.

A small number of places are available at a discounted rate for those on low income and for counselling students. Please ask for details.

Counselling £40.00 per 50 minute session

Further information

Please contact me by phone or email in confidence to discuss your counselling needs.

normalawrencecounselling@yahoo.com

07704985964

193D Milton Road
Weston-Super-Mare
North Somerset
BS22 8EF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Norma Lawrence

Norma Lawrence