Dawn Templeton

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MBACP Dip Counselling
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Uckfield TN22 & Forest Row RH18
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About me

Are you struggling with your feelings? 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 specialise in helping those suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. My 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, you call call me to discuss on 07876886009.

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 10 years. I also enjoy working with troubled young people and have provided counselling for local schools.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have more than than 20 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 am experienced working online using Teams, FaceTime, Skype and WhatsApp Video.

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 Anxiety and Panic Attacks for the past five years and have developed a treatment method with a colleague who is a Dr of Chiropractic and nutritional therapist. Together, we look at all aspects of panic attacks including the physical symptoms, chemical effects and emotional reactions. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£50 for an hours session on FaceTime or Skype

£50 per session for individuals in person

£55 per session for evening appointments after 6pm

£65 for couples

I also have space available at reduced rates for those with difficult financial circumstances, especially during the current lockdown situation.

When I work

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.

Further information

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.

Nutley, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Forest Row, Sussex, RH18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Dawn Templeton
Dawn Templeton