Michael Dawes MBACP BA(Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice
103 High Street
I provide a professional, warm, safe environment in which you can explore your troubles, in order to find realistic and practical solutions to move forward with your life. Everything is treated with the strictest confidence. We all need that place to explore our difficulties from time to time. It is my belief that provided the right environment we can search and find the solutions to our problems. Counselling can be a daunting prospect and I would like to help put your mind a little at ease. You are the one that dictates the pace of the counselling sessions with me. I place a great value on this. Each person is unique, therefore there is no one solution that fits all.
As you are already here looking at my profile you have already identified a need for counselling. How do you know I am the counsellor for you? Why not have a look at my website and check out my testimonials page and see other peoples experience of my counselling. You could also check out my facebook page and see the reviews that have been left. The links for these are at the top of this page. Alternatively you could get in touch either by calling me or sending an email.
I offer a free over the phone consultation and I am willing to answer any questions you have. I look forward to hearing from you, Michael.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA(Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (University of Nottingham)
- Diploma in Psychology (Alison)
- Diploma in Mental Health Studies (Alison)
- AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment (University of Adelaide through edX)
- Advance Learning Certificate in Mental Health–Suicide–Violent Behaviour–Substance Abuse Essential (Alison)
- Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)
- Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Introduction to Counselling
I spent 2 years at SARAC (Sexual Abuse and Rape Advise Centre) working with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and childhood abuse as a counsellor. I have also spent a year at The Eaton Foundation counselling vulnerable men, as well as other support work within this organisation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
An hours counselling session is priced at £40 for and individual and £60 for couples. However there may be some concessions for students and those on low income. This can be discussed on initial contact.
I have public and professional liability insurance and undertake regular supervision to monitor my practice. I also engage in continued professional development to keep my practice informed. All of these are requirements of BACP membership and help to maintain best practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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All times are the first to last available time for appointments to start. Mondays 1pm until 7:15pm Thursdays 12pm until 7:15pm Fridays 1pm until 7pm Saturdays 9:30am until 4pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to other counsellors, social workers and support workers.View supervision profile