Dawn Templeton MBACP Dip Counselling
07876 886009 / 07876 886009
When choosing a counsellor it's more important that you find someone you feel totally comfortable with, rather than the particular theories that they use.
I use many different counselling theories. This enables me to work flexibly and creatively to meet the individual needs of my clients as I don't believe that a 'one size fits all'. This can all be discussed in our first session which is FREE OF CHARGE.
I have a private practice on Ashdown Forest, working with both individuals, couples and older children from 11 to 18 years. I work closely with GP's at a local surgery who regularly refer clients to me. Working as a couples counsellor and also with teenagers are areas of counselling that I'm particularly passionate about.
I also specialise in treating anxiety and panic attacks and I am in the process of launching a company web site to help people to overcome panic attacks. The treatment is unique and helps to address all aspects of Panic Attacks, whether it be physical, emotional or chemical.
I offer a caring, empathic and non-judgemental environment in which we can discuss any issue you may wish to bring. Together we can look at the choices available to you.
The counselling models that I work with include; Person Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I have worked as a couple counsellor for over 9 years. I also enjoy working with troubled young people and have provided counselling for local schools.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have more than than 14 years of counselling experience working in private practice, at a GP surgery and at a clinic in the Harley Street area of London (The Hale Clinic).
I am a registered and fully insured member of the BACP.
Qualifications and Experience;
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Couples Training Certificate
CBT Training Certificate
Certificate in Bereavenment Counselling - Cruse Bereavenment Care
Certificate in Interpersonal Mediation
Experience working with children, especially adolesents and teenagers.
I am also a qualified mediator, working with divorce mediation for couples, office/work desputes, neighbouhood disputes and family disputes.
I have broad experience of working with many different life issues but would say that my speciatist areas are; depression, anxiety and panic attacks, anger issues, eating disorders, teenagers and couple counselling. I worked for the charity Cruse for six years as a bereavement counsellor. I work with a local family law firm as a divorce mediator.
I have researched the area of Anxiety and Panic Attacks for the past four years and am a partner of a company developing a website to help those who suffer with panic attacks.
This company provides an effective, holistic treatment for panic attacks and high anxiety levels.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently developing a unique treatment to help treat people with anxiety and panic attacks. This is a specialist area of counselling that I am passionate about.
My other specialist areas are Couple Counselling, Bereavement and Loss, Understanding Anger (Anger Magangement), Depression, Self Esteem, Self Harm and Spirituality.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
£45 per session for individuals. (First session is FREE)
£50 per session for evening appointments after 6pm
£60 for couples. (First session is half price)
I also have space available at reduced rates for those with difficult financial circumtances.
Parking is available on my drive.
Wheelchair access is also available to my counselling room.
I appeared in The Guardian newspaper and Elle magazine (November issue 2008) as I counselled the Editor in Chief, Lorroine Candy who wrote about her experience with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday and evening appointments available.
Types of client