Belfast counselling, training, counselling supervision & sex addiction services from BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor Karen Lawrence

Karen Lawrence
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor
Member of ATSAC

Individual, Couples & Family Counselling
Sex Addiction Services
Belfast and Bangor, Northern Ireland

07989 756 164

Karen Lawrence

"Day and evening appointments available."

BACP Registered and Accredited

"All the evidence suggests that it is how you manage change that matters, not the fact that you experience such a change in your life."

Suzie Hayman

Welcome to relating2others

With over 20 years counselling experience, Karen Lawrence established relating2others as self-referral counselling service.

As a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, and provider of individual, couple and family counselling services, I found that people often delay before seeking counselling. Generally, they endeavour to solve their own problems by turning to friends or family, but this is often only a temporary solution.

This is when counselling can help.

What Can I Expect?

You may arrive at counselling expecting to be told where you are going wrong; this is not the case.

I provide a non-judgemental impartial service and a safe therapeutic environment where you can explore confidential issues.

At the first session an assessment is made around how counselling could be useful. I will explain how I might work and together begin to map out how we might deal with the issues. After the first session you can decide whether you want to continue, or, arrange any further sessions.

Counselling will take place at either of my Belfast counselling or Bangor counselling locations.

Can Counselling Help Me?

Whether you arrive for individual counselling, or, as part of a couple, or, family member, counselling can help you think through your situation and begin to see it in new ways.

Even with very difficult or complex issues where there are challenging, worrying and distressing emotions, counselling can help you find a fresh perspective, bringing new ideas and promoting change in your life.

I provide counselling in the following areas:-

  • Individual counselling for relationship issues, self-esteem, low mood, anxiety bereavement, anger, trauma, sexuality, work related situations and sex addictions.
  • Couple counselling for communication difficulties, split agendas (marry or not marry, stay together or separate) conflict, affaires, domestic abuse, separation and divorce.
  • Family counselling for blended families, step-parenting situations, children and young people's issues, transitions and life-stages
  • Sex Addiction counselling for using pornography, visiting sex workers, cyber sex (including chat sites), fetish behaviours or paraphilia, telephone sex, sex with strangers/one night stands, and multiple affairs.

I am currently the only counsellor in Northern Ireland to hold two Professional Certificates in Sex Addiction.