Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence

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About me

My personal and professional experience in life as a Black Male has cultivated a desire in me to support and promote any individual's autonomy and need to find their own voice in any aspect of their life. This drives me to provide a space of hope and encouragement with all of my clients through a non judgement, empathic, genuine attitude especially towards boys/men from ethnic backgrounds who feel misunderstood and angry and are not sure why.

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist informed with 15 years experience in the health and social care industry working with individuals and families in assessment units, homes, schools and in the community. I worked with people from many different backgrounds/cultures, from primary school age to adult, with individuals dealing with isolation, low self esteem and conflicting family dynamics, to mental health conditions, learning disabilities and substances misuse issues.

My theoretical model is Integrative and it fuses Psychodynamic (exploring past experience - via relationships and family attachments that affect the present behaviour, interactions and relationships) and Person Centred (a non judgemental, empathic, honest here and now experience) approach.This approach aids towards a personal tailored therapy as I can draw knowledge and techniques from various schools of thought (CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, art and play therapy etc).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NVQ level 2 In care and support

I have long term experience working in organisations such as Mind, Prince's Trust and Turning Point and these experiences have informed and trained me in areas of working 1:1 and with groups with mental health substance misuse and emotional issues.

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Individual initial assessment appointment  £30

Individual ongoing sessions    £40

Couple initial assessment appointment      £45

Couple ongoing sessions        £60

Young People therapeutic group sessions (No more than 6 individuals) £100 every 60 minutes

Further information

I am able to work with students counsellors and students studying other courses and I am willing to discuss fees as I have a sliding scale for students and the unwaged

Maps & Directions

London, SW17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults