Dawn McGregor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. BA (Hons) (Bacp Reg)

Dawn McGregor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist. BA (Hons) (Bacp Reg)

Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7

Western Way
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33

01638 724823 / 07736 390051 and 07415739451

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Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7

Western Way
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33

01638 724823 / 07736 390051 and 07415739451

About me


As a therapist I provide a caring and safe place to help you explore your life pain and difficulties. Confidential, professional, non-judgemental support in a space where you will be respected, listened to and importantly heard. The sessions are a time for you to be able to re-evaluate and freely share with me what maybe causing you distress.  Helping you to transform and grow with knowledge, insight, solutions, choices and freedom from the weight of life problems.


I understand how life difficulties can be isolating and unhappy experiences. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled and have nowhere to turn; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, lack of meaning, lack of motivation and hopeless feelings. Do you struggle to say ‘no’ to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness? Maybe you have difficulties with relating to others, either personally or in your working life. You may not ‘feel’ or be living your entitlement to a better life. Perhaps you have been told that you are ‘too sensitive’ or maybe you feel deeply misunderstood, feel shame and or strongly criticise yourself. Perhaps you have unpredictable mood swings, anger outbursts or are sensitive to criticism and feel rejected or fear being abandoned by others or perhaps emotionally over-react to situations. Maybe you are repeatedly drawn to the same type of partner/ relationship over and over whilst not having your own needs attended to.

Do you experience Self sabotaging behaviours?  have suicidal thoughts, self harm? impulsive or compulsion actions? Feel isolated and alienated by others? Perhaps you are finding it hard to come to terms with a life changing experience, for example bereavement, divorce, separation or occupation loss. You may have concerns about your emotional life or feel frustrated and unfulfilled. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to cope with other losses and suffer from deprivations from your past; or with difficult, perhaps abusive, relationships.

How can Psychotherapy and Counselling help?

Working with importance placed on a person's thoughts, feelings, circumstances and experience accesses deeper understanding of oneself and aids lasting change and true healing. A focus on physical, emotional and behavioural levels (Integrative therapy) attends to ALL levels of a person’s being, their physical, psychological, spiritual aspects, their relationships and their environment.
Gaining insight along a transforming journey, will help enable a full real life to be shaped, filled with joy, success, personal meaning and also can improve health.


I provide integrative psychotherapy and counselling for adults, couples and young people. My training and experience works with a wide range of difficulties and issues (listed below). I have my own private practice (Butterfly Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have previously worked for the National Health Service and for two different counselling charity organisations.

  • Relationship issues
  • Affairs and Betrayal
  • Unresolved Childhood issues
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Borderline Personality Disorder/ Emotional Intensity Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relational / family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep issues
  • Bereavement
  • Self Harm
  • Difficulty Expressing or Managing feelings
  • Anger and anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling 'stuck' and looking for direction
  • Support through a life difficulty


LOCATION

Located in easy reach of Fordham, Ely, Soham, Isleham, Burwell, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Mildenhall and surrounding villages.


Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Integrative Counselling FdA Degree

BA (hons) Integrative Psychotherapy/Counselling

Continued professional development training includes

Dream work
Anger management
Sand tray therapy
Gestalt/body psychotherapy
Couples Therapy
Art Therapy
Spirituality
Domestic Violence
Mindfulness
Spirituality
Working with trauma/PTSD
NLP

My influences are Humanistic, Jungian, Attachment & Developmental Theories. I also implement Psychodynamic, Existential, Gestalt skills Transactional Analysis and C.B.T in my work. I provide the optional use of art materials and sand tray so your counselling experience need not be limited to talking therapies alone. I also work with 'dreams' as similarly this way of working can be revealing and promote insightful awareness. 



Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • The consulting room
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Fees


£35 per 50 minute individual session.

£40 per session for couples.


Whatever your reason for considering counselling and psychotherapy, it can be an amazing experience that helps you move forward to where you would like to be in life. I understand that taking the first steps to looking after yourself and entering into counselling is not easy. Finding the right therapist for ‘you’ is so important; you should feel a sense of trust, rapport and be able to communicate with your therapist.  The therapeutic relationship is of the uppermost importance to me. I am happy to talk on the telephone, or if you prefer you can email me or text me, so you can get a sense of me before we meet, to help you find out if you feel comfortable with me, share what troubles you, ask questions and explore how therapy can work for you.


I offer face to face counselling but recognise that not everyone is able to physically attend sessions. In respect of this skype and telephone counselling is available.

Maps & Directions

Ely, CB7
Bury St. Edmunds, IP33

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday-Saturday daytime and evening availability

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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