Dawn Foley Counselling Services (MBACP)
Dawn Counselling Services offers Person Centred Talking, Art and Play Sessions to Adults, Adolescents and Children 5+.
I am a fully qualified, experienced person centred counsellor. The relationship between a counsellor and client is a unique and special one, created on a foundation of trust and confidentiality. It is my belief that by offering an empathic, non-judgmental and authentic relationship that healing and change can take place. I offer both talking and creative therapy with the use of art materials and sand play, if required.
I also offer person centred art and play sessions for children. Play is the natural medium for children to ‘act out’ their experiences, helping them to explore and make sense of their inner world. Raising confidence, self esteem and to become more resilient.
I have broad experience counselling clients aged 5-75+ with a wide variety of issues, including: anxiety, stress, abuse, bereavement and loss, loss by suicide, depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts, domestic violence, eating disorders , bullying, low self-esteem , relationship issues, self-acceptance , loss of direction in life and low self esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial career was in education starting as an LSA and then training to be a learning mentor, supporting young people with their behavourial, emotional and social needs. Which led to my interest and training in counselling.
I currently work for HBBS Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service, offering bereavement and generic counselling to children, young people including SEN and adults. I also provide 1-1 therapeutic, person centred play sessions for vulnerable children age 3-5 years. The setting is in an underprivileged, multicultural and deprived area, adding to my experience of working with cultural difference and diversity.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to a strict code of ethics, which includes on-going supervision and continuing professional development.
Dip HE Child and Adolescent Counselling
Certificate Counselling Skills Using the Arts
I believe in the importance of continuing professional development to keep in line with new progressions in the counselling industry. Some of the courses I have attended include:
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Survivors & Their Families
- Drugs & Alcohol Abuse
- Working with Eating Disorders
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Safeguarding Children
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Working with Angry Children
- Enabling Children & Young People to Speak About Feelings Through: Clay, Puppets, Story Telling and Sandplay.
- Raising Awareness of Asperger Syndrome
- Advanced Knowledge of working with ADHD
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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I offer an initial 40 minute session at a reduced rate of £20. This is so that we can meet and discuss your counselling requirements and to see if we both feel we can work together.
Adult counselling session lasts 50 minutes at a cost of £40.
Young Person 12-18 years lasts 50 minutes at a cost of £35.
Child 5-12 years lasts 30-40 minutes at a cost of £30.
Concession rates are offered to students, pensioners and those on low income or benefits.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 9.30am - 8pm Tuesday 5pm - 8pm Friday 9.30am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 1pm Can sometimes be more flexible, pls contact me to check current availability.