Lawrence is an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who trained and began working in Brighton, E.Sussex. He now lives in rural West Wales where he works as senior counsellor at Aberystwyth University; a school based counsellor in a local secondary school and also lectures in counselling. He has recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People and is currently studying for his Masters. He has experience of working in a variety of practice settings and has spent many years in men's groups and is also interested in ecology and Buddhism.
Natasha Pester MHS
Natasha Pester Cert. Ed Dip. Hyp. CS Dip. PC MHS Natasha has 25 years experience in Social Care and in Adult Education including training, assessing and verifying. She completed a Cert. Ed from Bath Spa University in Post Compulsory Education and Training in 2002. Her more recent projects included restoring and opening a Café which employs young adults with learning disabilities in 2010, where she remains a volunteer on the Board of Directors. In 2001 she joined the Samaritans as a listening volunteer. In 2006 she became Deputy Director of Weston super Mare branch with overall responsibility for training new volunteers and the ongoing training of 80 volunteers in the branch.
Natasha also joined the regional training team and spent time travelling around the South West, training the trainers, and presenting at the National Conference, until she started her family. Natasha wanted a change of career after her son was born. She felt she could build on the skills she had learned at Samaritans and in her one to one work with vulnerable adults. After training with Chrysalis, Natasha set up a Hypnotherapy practice treating adults and children with a wide range of presenting issues.