Esther Dawney-New MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP Accred
15a Cheap Street
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples and I am particularly interested in seeing couples who are committed to understanding their relationship. Together we will explore and attempt to understand distress and difficulties which may affect your everyday functioning,and in particular relationship issues. Using a psychodynamic approach we will explore the basis for your depression, anxiety, phobias, life crisis, marriage/ partnership breakdown, betrayals and other relationship issues, eating disorders, or sexual difficulties. You will take an active part in the process of gently exploring your feelings, and so gaining insight and acceptance of those things which cannot be changed. Ways of being which have hindered you in the past may take on a new perspective.
You may be entering a new phase of life such as getting married, starting a family or becoming a blended family and wish to talk over this with your partner. I can offer pre-nuptial counselling.
Whatever is troubling you and interfering with living a full life can be helped by taking the risk of talking it through in a safe and confidential relationship.
Some other issues that can be helped by counselling are bereavement, ill health, fertility difficulties and postnatal depression. I have a particular interest in working with couples and have further training in Couple Counselling and Psychosexual Counselling. As a BAPPS accredited supervisor I also offer counselling supervision for individuals and groups.
I believe in, and maintain practise in line with the professional Code of Ethics and Good Practise by my accrediting organisation BACP
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Supervision
Psychosexual Counselling Certificate: TCCR
Couple Counselling Training:TCCR
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy 1997
BACP Accredited Psychotherapist 2005
BACP Accredited Voluntary Register 2012
RGN, 1982 Registered Midwife 1984
I have counselling experience with a mental health charity, a cancer charity, the private sector and the NHS and have run a group for clients with eating disorders. I also offer supervision.
I have undertaken a 2 year training in couple therapy at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in London and have further training in psychosexual counselling.
I have trained in the use of EMDR although I do not offer this service.
I am commited to ongoing professional development and am a BAPPS qualified Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical Supervisor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Please contact me by email or phone to discuss fees and to make an initial appointment
Sessions are 50 minutes for individuals.
If you are looking for couple counselling where possible I will arrange to meet you both for an hour and a half initial consultation. Sessions thereafter are one hour.
I offer weekly appointments for counselling and twice weekly for psychotherapy. Appointments are Monday-Thursday between 08:00- 17:00 and 19-00-21:00 Please contact me to discuss this further.
In special circumstances I am able to offer indivisual and couple sessions by Skype
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays 08:00-21:00 Appointments in Central Bath on Tuesday.Appointments in Devizes on Monday,Wednesday and Thursday
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (BAPPS).View supervision profile