Karen Lawrence is an accredited BACP counsellor offering training and supervision across Northern Ireland

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

About Karen Lawrence

I have been working as a relationship and couples therapist for over 20 years and specialising in sex and pornography addiction for 7 years. I am trained and qualified through Relate holding a Relate Certificate in Couples Counselling. I have trained with Thaddeus Birchard, ATSAC, Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity, London and Eion Stephens, PCI, Personal Counselling Institute, Dublin. I am currently the only therapist in Northern Ireland who holds both Professional Certificates in Sex Addiction from London and Dublin.

As an MBCAP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, I adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2013. I am also a member of ATSAC and can be found at www.atsac.co.uk.

I provide supervision for managers and directors of counselling services as well as couples and individual counsellors within the helping professions. I have an Advanced Diploma in Supervision (Counselling and Psychotherapy) through the Personal Counselling Institute, Dublin.

I have acted as a consultant and trainer to Belfast CRUSE supervisors, volunteers and their bereavement support services.

I have also acted as a trainer for both trainee and post qualified counsellors and supervisors of Relateni.


I attained an honours degree in Communication Studies, June 2000 and a Masters of Social Work in July 2003.

I am qualified as a Family Counsellor having acquired a postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice.

Approaches to Counselling

I provide both short-term and long-term counselling.

IntegrativeWeaving together different elements from different theories.
PsychodynamicMaking links from the past to the present
Person-CenteredValuing the autonomy of the person.
Solution FocusedBrief therapy involving problem free talk.
SystemicUsing family systems.