Dawn Edney Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP
Sometimes we find ourselves less able to deal with the demands of life and this can leave us feeling depressed or anxious. At this time we can benefit from a confidential and safe place to express our thoughts and feelings.
I will aim to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs about others and yourself. This may involve talking about past events, such as those from childhood or trauma which may be historical or more recent.
Together we will explore and consider how your life experiences influence your thoughts, feelings, relationships and behavior. Most people find this exploration and understanding helps them to deal with difficult situations and symptoms of depression and anxiety more effectively and as a result improves relationships.
I am a senior accredited therapist with BACP and have a background in Psychodynamic Therapy. I integrate techniques from other practices, such as CBT, solution focused and Person Centred therapies, to create the most effective programme for both long and short term clients.
Alongside my private practice, I have had many years of experience working in the NHS, GP surgeries, charities and secondary schools. Previous clients have ranged from people as young as 13 years, through to adults of 92 years of age! As well as individual therapy, I am also trained to provide couples therapy.
I am an approved provider for BUPA and AVIVA insurance, as well as various EAP providers, should you wish to be referred to me through your GP, employer or health insurance.
If you are studying for a counselling course requiring long term therapy, I can offer reduced rates for the duration of the course.
Appointments are usually available within a few days of initial contact, at a time to suit you. I offer convenient time slots between 8AM-8PM, Monday to Friday. My modern, comfortable rooms are located in central Chichester with parking and transport links nearby or central Cosham with free parking outside.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a senior accredited therapist with BACP and have a background in Psychodynamic Therapy. I often integrate techniques from other practices, such as CBT, solution focused and Person Centred therapies, to create the most effective programme for both long and short term clients.
As well as individual therapy, I am also trained to provide couples therapy.
I have also trained in and deliver Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) which is a recommended treatment in the NICE guidelines for moderate to severe depression. I am accredited by IPTUK as a practitioner and supervisor.
I have been an accredited counselling supervisor for some years and have extensive experience supervising therapists both in the NHS and privately from many different modalities to include: Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Humanistic and Integrated.
I am an affiliated counsellor with BUPA, Aviva and several Employment Assistance providers.
MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
MBACP Senior Accredited Supervisor
IPTUK Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £45 per session payable at the beginning or end of the session in cash or by BACS.
Couples sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £65 per session, payable at the beginning or end of the session in cash or by BACS.
Reduced fees for students studying a counselling diploma or counselling degree are available.
Approved therapist for students studying at Chichester Counselling Service.
Quote from local GP
'I would highly recommend Dawn to anyone considering psychological intervention. As a practicing GP, I have seen the significant positive impact her therapeutic approach has had on my patients. Time and again she has helped people make meaningful, positive and lasting change in their lives. She is an excellent practitioner and communicator, and I would rank her amongst the very best in her field.'
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and daytime appointments (8am-8pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have held BACP Senior Accreditation as a supervisor since 2012 and have extensive experience of delivering supervision privately and in the NHS to practitioners from multiple modalities: Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Humanistic and Integrative.View supervision profile