Our Space

Chapters is located at Unit 17, Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6ZE.

 There is free parking so you’ll never be late for class or a session because you’re driving around in circles looking for a space!

 Our centre is light, bright and comfortable with everything needed to create a productive, adult and fun space in which to learn. The atmosphere is friendly and positive, and as a private counselling training provider we are not clinical in our approach to the classroom. Instead we believe that the clients and students are the heart of our space and therefore we have a down to earth, relaxed environment where everyone is free and encouraged to be themselves.

 We have kitchen facilities (including a fridge, microwaves and a bulging biscuit tin!). Oh…and the kettle rarely gets cold at Chapters!

 For our learners we have a great range of resources specifically to meet the range of teaching methods and styles.

 We have light and bright classrooms with large whiteboards, flipcharts, a large 42″ plasma screen for presentations and a dvd player for students to watch themselves practising their skills on the big screen (that always goes down well!).

 We have a huge collection of creative resources, play-doh, stones, shells, art materials, prompt cards, laptops with wireless internet access, music facilities, educational dvd’s and dvd recording equipment. We also have an ever growing collection of counselling related books that students are welcome to sign out and borrow, we currently have around 200 books and piles of professional journals.


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Sharon Lawrence is a registered senior accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This senior accredited status demonstrates that high professional standards have been met, as has evidence of good ethical practice. Sharon abides by their Ethical Framework for The Counselling Professions. Sharon has a Diploma in Counselling and in Couples Counselling, also she is a Registered Independent Counsellor on the UKRCP Register (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), a CCC Registered Counsellor and an Accredited member of the Counselling Society. She has an enhanced DBS (police record) check and is fully insured. Sharon has a keen interest in working with loss and bereavement issues, employment and health related clients and those who are on a journey of self discovery. Sharon has been counselling since she qualified in 2002 and has a wealth of experience working with a whole range of issues and a wide range of clients including teachers, police officers and foster carers amongst many others.


Kathrine Jones is a registered member of the BACP and is currently working towards accreditation. Kathrine trained at Chapters and has a lovely warm and respectful way of working with clients. She has lots of experience of working with children and young people in different settings and has a real interest in their emotional wellbeing. Kathrine also works with adults and has a developing private practise. Kathrine is happy to offer reduced rates for Chapters students and other students who are studying on a professional level programme of counselling training.


Jane Dodds also trained at Chapters and has been working with students and clients here ever since. She is trained to work with individuals, couples and has a specialist interest in working with children. She has accrued a wealth of experience in schools and at Chapters and is working towards BACP accreditation. Jane has a natural ability working creatively and is always happy to get out the glitter, glue and paints!

Our Comfortable Haven

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