Sharon Lawrence

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MBACP (Snr Accred) - Chapters Counselling & Training
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

County Durham, DL5 6SP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am pleased to be able to offer clinical supervision to counselling practitioners. Whether you are a trainee counsellor, newly qualified or a more experienced practitioner, I can provide an appropriate supervision service for you. I am also experienced in offering non clinical supervisory support to other helping professionals such as Head teachers, Military Welfare Officers, support workers and police staff/officers.I am truly passionate about the Person-Centred way of working with clients and this is extended to my supervisory work with supervisees.  During supervision I will offer you the opportunity to explore personal and professional issues that will help you to develop your awareness and facilitate your work with clients. By offering the core conditions within the supervisory relationship, I aim to provide a secure space where you can freely explore yourself, your way of working as a counsellor, the highs and lows of your therapeutic work, the difficulties and the wondrous moments you share with your clients. It is important that we are able to develop a trusting and secure supervisory relationship so that you get the very best from our sessions and this benefit can then filter through to your clients... be receptive to feedback, accept acknowledgements, be prepared for challenge, enjoy the journey, question yourself, and be yourself. I learn just as much from you so I'll be doing the same! As well as using a reflective and educational approach I will also encourage your own exploration of issues raised, so that you are able to develop your own 'internal supervisor' to help you to work more effectively. Please note that as part of our professional work together I would expect supervisees to be a member of a professional body such as the BACP and to work within their ethical framework for good practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.Fees for individual supervision:1 hour - £45 1.5 hours - £67.50 2 hours - £85If you would like to book an initial session to discuss your supervision needs and to see if we both feel that we can develop a good working alliance please contact us via the contact page or by telephone (01325) 304100.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Chapters Counselling, The Blue Bridge Centre, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6SP

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

We now have access to a ground floor counselling room which is accessible for wheelchair users. I have training in telephone and online counselling for those unable to attend in person or for times of lockdown.

Type of session

In person

I am pleased to be able to offer clinical supervision to counselling practitioners.