Dawn Davies Individual & Couples Counselling
We all experience problems and uncertainties at various times throughout our lives. Sometimes it can help to confide in friends or family. At other times we may not want to burden them or feel that we can’t be totally honest in case we hurt their feelings or perhaps feel judged by what we share with them.
Counselling offers a unique relationship in a safe confidential environment without judgement to explore and make sense of your life experiences, relationships, or feelings about yourself.
I feel strongly that so many of us do not live our lives authentically and being true to ourselves. Instead we adapt to society, family, peer and cultural pressures in order to feel accepted and to 'fit in'. We may also be motivated to get our needs met by others because we do not feel good about ourselves. Through exploration, reflection and understanding we can free ourselves to truly live our lives authentically.
Having this clarity can help you decide whether you want to continue repeating the same patterns from the past or explore how you might make changes to live your life in a more positive and healthy way.
In our first session we can discuss your reasons for coming and what you would like to achieve from counselling, we can then talk about how we might work together.
If you decide after the first session I am not the right person to work with you, there is of course no obligation to continue.
If our partner has an affair it can leave us feeling angry, upset, betrayed and confused
and we may feel the only option is to end the relationship.
Working through those feelings with a counsellor can help both parties to understand and begin to come to terms with why it has happened. This can help you both to make changes in your lives and start to rebuild the trust within your relationship.
Life can be hectic and stressful and can get in the way of talking to our partner which can lead to poor communication and feeling that there is something wrong with the relationship.
We can get into habits of relating and only hearing things from our own perspective rather than really trying to understand how it is for the other person.
Talking to a trained counsellor will give you the time and space to talk freely without judgement or interruption and to allow you both to listen and really ‘hear’ the other person.
Changing how we listen and communicate with each other can have a really positive effect on our emotional well–being as well as our relationship.
''I visited Dawn for approximately 14 sessions. With Dawn's help, I've over come a lot of barriers. I'd not be the person I am now, if it wasn't for Dawn.
Dawn's experience and wealth of knowledge is out standing.
Dawn's sessions take place in her sun house, in a very tranquil and peaceful area of the garden. Along with Dawns manner, you will find yourself very relaxed and at ease from your first visit to your last.
If you are suffering from a mental illness and need someone to talk to and share your problems in a 100% confidential space, I thoroughly recommend making appointment with Dawn. You won't be disappointed''
Male 40, Northern Ireland
'' I just wanted to say thank you for all your help over the past few months and longer.
You have really helped me to find ways of coping with my issues and although I don't expect everything to suddenly be perfect, I feel that I will be able to use the techniques we have talked about to make sure I keep on top of my thoughts and emotions. Thank you!''
"Coming from a dysfunctional family and being severely abused I have been trying to get healed and to find out who I was for many years.
I have read many psychological books and self help books, which made me being aware of my problems but nothing has changed, before I started seeing Dawn. During the past 5 months throughout her wonderful therapy work I have been changing in so many ways, that for the first time in my life I don't feel hopeless and anxious anymore and gradually I perceive myself differently. I'm letting go of my past and finding so much strength and joy inside of me that I didn't even know they were within me. Thank you very much Dawn and looking forward to continue on this beautiful journey of healing and self-discovery."
"It's been life changing, everyone should do it. You've really helped me make the links with the past and allowed me to work it out for myself."
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have experience of long and short term counselling working with individuals and couples dealing with a wide range of issues including:
anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship and family issues.
I have my own private practice situated in a relaxed and tranquil setting.
I also have 3 years experience working in GP surgeries working with clients presenting with a varied range of issues.
In addition to my counselling qualifications I have undertaken numerous Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops and am committed to further training as part of my ongoing personal and professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
PODS Training ((Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Trauma and the body
Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£45 per 60 min session
£60 per 60 min session
I offer reduced rates for student counsellors currently in training - please contact me for details.
Registered Member of the BACP
I am bound by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedures.
In addition to face to face counselling I also offer sessions by Skype.
This option maybe useful if it is difficult for you to leave the house due to child care or other reasons. It also means that you can fit it in around your busy life style and other home/work responsibilities and commitments.
It also gives you the option to work with a wider range of therapists and not limited by location.
Anyone with an internet connection and a PC or laptop with a webcam can talk face to face from your own home.
I offer an initial free half hour session for potential Skype clients to see whether this way of working might be an option for you.
Please contact me via email or telephone if you would like to discuss this option.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Wednesday Days & Evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|