Dollar Abbott MBACP Senior Accredited - LifeSpace Counselling

Dollar Abbott MBACP Senior Accredited - LifeSpace Counselling


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About me

As human beings we know deep down what is right and wrong for us, and what we want and need. However, the impact of our upbringing, our families, work and our relationships often means that we lose touch with what we know and what we want. As a Person Centred counsellor I will honour your focus and priorities, and I will work at offering you an environment in which it is safe enough for you to come to the decisions or changes that are right for you and for how you want to live your life.

I have worked as a counsellor for over 25 years. I started work in private practice in 2000 after working in a number of specialist areas including domestic abuse, mental health and sexual abuse. I aim to provide a professional, confidential service that has at its heart a commitment to helping you to become whole and healthy again. I work face-to-face with both individuals and couples, in both a short and long term capacity. I have purpose built, ground floor, accessible accommodation in a quiet area with easy parking.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Certificate in Rogerian Counselling Skills 1979
  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, 1980
  • Certificate Brief Psychotherapy-Psychodynamic & Behavioural Perspectives 1990
  • Certificates Introduction, Intermediate & Advanced TA, 1996-2000
  • Certificate in Person Centred Supervision 2005

Recent courses

  • Recent Developments in the Psychology of Bereavement
  • Working with unprepared clients (BACP)
  • Menopause: Unveiling the Hidden Power
  • Differing communication styles in couples
  • Gender and sexual Diversity
  • Trauma and the body: Somatisation and Dissociation (PODS)
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer (Babette Rothschild)
  • Working with the Older LGBT Person (Pink Therapy)
  • Counselling and the Law (Tim Bond)
  • Recognising & responding to Personality Disorder (C&W Partnership Trust)

1980 - 2000 Working within the Rape Crisis movement, including work with Domestic violence, Black Mental Health, sexuality, rape and sexual abuse in childhood.
2000 - 2005 Lecturer in counselling skills and counselling at all levels, including facilitating groups for advanced personal development
Freelance trainer in stress management, assertiveness, personal development, equality and diversity
2000 to date - In private practice as a counsellor and supervisor

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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£42 counselling (60 minutes)
£38 trainee counsellors
£45 couples

£45 per hour
£40 trainee counsellors

Further information

I work with adults and older adults
Individuals and couples
Short or long term
I have a long experience of working with EAPs and other workplace funded schemes.

I have purpose built, ground floor, accessible accommodation in a quiet area with easy parking.
Ramp available for people who use wheelchairs - please give advanced notice so the ramp can be put in place.

Maps & Directions

Nuneaton, CV10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - daytime and evening

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have trained as a Person Centred Supervisor.

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