Dawn Templeton MBACP Dip Counselling
Are you struggling with lockdown? Are you becoming noticeably more anxious or low? You don't need to be alone with these feelings.
I can provide a FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp video session. I have made my practice as Covid19 safe as possible if you’d prefer a face to face session in my practice. I’m also offering ‘walk and talk’ sessions on Ashdown Forest, weather permitting.
If you would like to have an initial 30 minute free chat on the phone beforehand, don't hesitate to call me on 07876886009
I have worked with panic attacks, anxiety and depression as a counsellor for over 18 years and also had personal experience of witnessing close family members suffer from panic attacks and prolonged anxiety.
I am a partner at Stress3dom LLP, whose aim is to help those suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. Our unique treatment method provides both a short and long-term solution. It helps to address all aspects of Panic Attacks, whether it be physical, emotional or chemical.
If you are unsure that you are suffering from anxiety or panic attacks, take a look at www.stress3dom.com.
In my private practice, the majority of clients are referred by medical practitioners and GPs. I have worked at a clinic in London and for the charity CRUSE for seven years.
I have previously featured in ELLE magazine and the Guardian newspaper and The Metro Newspaper (London).
When choosing a counsellor it's more important that you find someone you feel totally comfortable with, rather than the particular theories that they use.
I use many different counselling theories. This enables me to work flexibly and creatively to meet the individual needs of my clients as I don't believe that a 'one size fits all'. This can all be discussed in our first session which is free of charge for individuals.
In my private practice on Ashdown Forest, I work with both individuals, couples and older children from 11 to 18 years. I work closely with GP's at a local surgery who regularly refer clients to me. Working as a couples counsellor and also with teenagers are areas of counselling that I'm particularly passionate about.
I offer a caring, empathic and non-judgemental environment in which we can discuss any issue you may wish to bring. Together we can look at the choices available to you.
The counselling models that I work with include; Person Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I have worked as a couple counsellor for over 9 years. I also enjoy working with troubled young people and have provided counselling for local schools.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have more than than 15 years of counselling experience working in private practice, at a GP surgery and at a clinic in the Harley Street area of London (The Hale Clinic). I have experience working as a therapist using Skype and FaceTime.
I am a registered and fully insured member of the BACP.
Qualifications and Experience;
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Couples Training Certificate
CBT Training Certificate
Certificate in Bereavenment Counselling - Cruse Bereavenment Care
Certificate in Interpersonal Mediation
Experience working with children, especially adolesents and teenagers.
I am also a qualified mediator, working with divorce mediation for couples, office/work desputes, neighborhood disputes and family disputes.
I have broad experience of working with many different life issues but would say that my specialist areas are; depression, anxiety and panic attacks, anger issues, eating disorders, teenagers and couple counselling. I worked for the charity Cruse for six years as a bereavement counsellor. I work with a local family law firm as a divorce mediator.
I have researched the area of Anxiety and Panic Attacks for the past five years and am a Partner at Stress3dom LLP, www.stress3dom.com
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My other specialist areas are Couple Counselling, Bereavement and Loss, Understanding Anger (Anger Magangement), Depression, Self Esteem, Self Harm and Spirituality.
£40 for an hour session on FaceTime or Skype
£45 per session for individuals in person
£50 per session for evening appointments after 6pm
£60 for couples. (First session is half price)
I also have space available at reduced rates for those with difficult financial circumstances, especially during the current lockdown situation.
Weekday and evening appointments available both face to face or Skype FaceTime or WhatsApp video. I also offer ‘walk and talk’ therapy on Ashdown Forest.
Parking is available on my drive.
Wheelchair access is also available to my counselling room.
I appeared in The Guardian newspaper and Elle magazine (November issue 2008) as I counselled the Editor in Chief, Lorroine Candy who wrote about her experience with me.