I have had an interest in people and psychological therapies for many years, so when I came across a job in the emergency services helping police officers and staff with their difficulties, I was in my element!
After 12 years I am still working with police officers and staff with issues arising from trauma, work stress, relationship issues and absolutely any matter affecting their mental health. I also became TRiM Manager (Trauma Risk Management) for Kent Police in 2012 which is an exciting challenge. More about TRiM here.
Since February 2016, I have been a Manager for a Welfare and Counselling Team in a large police service and absolutely love it. It's a real privilege to work with an amazing team who are all passionate about providing an all round wellbeing provision, utilising the perfect balance of therapy and proactive initiatives, such as training, wellbeing programmes and specialist role support.
I now enjoy having a private practice alongside my work for the police service which proves to be varied and an opportunity for me to use hypnotherapy when needed or required as well as counselling.
I see clients privately for issues such as weight loss, stress management and relaxation techniques for pregnancy and birth and I am absolutely passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing!
I provide training and presentations on stress management and loss/grief reactions on request - contact me for details.
My interest in mental health and how to improve it is paramount so I hope you are able to find something that is helpful to you on this site - please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions.
** Please note: I am not taking private clients presently due to my employed work commitments **
My private practice is based in the pictureseque village of Aylesford in Kent. Aylesford is easily accessible via the M20 and M2 and very close to the county town of Maidstone. There are two free car parks in the village.
Fees for Sessions:
£40 for 50 minute session
£55 for one and a half hour session
Telephone counselling is available on request
Reduced rates for students - please ask for details
More about me Janine Lawrence in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy