I have counselled individuals and couples with a wide range of issues for 26 years in various settings, but my independent practice is now based at The Tower Clinic in Cookridge.
I work alongside my clients, exploring their difficulties, enabling them to achieve the outcomes we have mutually agreed would be beneficial.
At the first appointment we will have the opportunity to discuss your difficulties. We will talk about what you want to achieve from counselling and whether it will benefit you. You can experience my counselling approach and we can decide if we want to work together. It's important that we feel comfortable with each other. Some issues can be resolved in a few sessions of short term counselling, others may require more in-depth longer term counselling.
My Relational counselling approach integrates the Psychodynamic, looking at past experiences to help us understand present behaviour and feelings, and elements from Imago Relationship Therapy, Systemic Practice, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).
My independent practice is based at The Tower Clinic in Leeds 16 (Cookridge). It is accessible by public transport and has parking available. I can offer daytime ( Tues-Thurs) and evening appointments (Wed)
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
To find out more about me please visit my website: www.cdawsoncounsellingleeds.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Experience
I trained with Relate and worked at Leeds Relate for 14 years counselling couples and individuals with a wide range of relationship difficulties. I counselled in several GP surgeries working with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
I established my independent practice as a counsellor in 2000. I also work with several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) who provide counselling for employees, including work-related difficulties and stress management.
I trained and worked as a telephone counsellor for Relate Direct and several EAPs
I regularly update my knowledge and skills by attending conferences, courses and workshops.
MA (Psychological Therapies)
Post Graduate Certificate (Working with Diversity)
Relate Qualified (Cert C C Relate)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clients who do not have clearly defined issues but feel empty, lacking in direction, dissatisfied or that they need to find meaning in their lives.
My fees are:
I am a trained and experienced telephone counsellor.
Telephone counselling fees:
I offer personal therapy to trainee counsellors £40.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 am - 2pm in Cookridge LS16. I do not counsel on Saturdays and Sundays. My evening session is Wednesday evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|