Dawn Poulton MBACP registered
30 East Street
NO WAITING LIST!!!! I will endeavor to see you within a week of you contacting me or sooner if possible.
I am a person centered counsellor who offers a safe and confidential service for you to talk about any problems that you are encountering in life. Counselling can be useful to explore what is going on for you in the 'here and now'.
I am a registered member of BACP and work within their ethical framework.
I firmly believe that talking to a sensitive and skilled listener can make a real difference. I also believe that one of the most important factors in your therapy is the relationship you establish with your counsellor. Therefore, I aim to offer you my undivided attention and I will do my best to understand you, your inner world and the things which trouble or confuse you without being judgmental.
I have experience of counselling teenagers aged 11-16 in a school setting. I also counsel adults who have a caring role in life at Southend Carers Forum and see clients privately at Prittlewell house. I have also worked as a Learning Support Assistant with children aged 14-19 who have severe learning disabilities and additional needs and have used my counselling skills within my role.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
CPCAB Advanced Diploma Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
AQA Level 2 Introduction to Counselling and First Steps in the Theory of Counselling
RSA Counselling Skills
Theoretical aspects of Bereavement
Working with Parents and Teenagers
Safe, Professional and Effective Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Working With Addiction
Working With Clients Who Self Harm
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
Safeguarding of Children
Psychology and Mental Health
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Shame and guilt
I offer individual counselling at £40 for a 50 minute session.
I offer short or long term counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytimes from 9am to 5pm Some evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client