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.

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.

Fees

All fees can be discussed and an agreement made on an individual basis and circumstances.

Individual initial assessment appointment - £50

Individual ongoing sessions - £60

Online initial assessment session - £40

Online ongoing sessions - £50

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

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 Unspecified

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Social

Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence