Dawn Davies

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MBACP
Available for new clients
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Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 8RY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thanks for looking at my profile.

It can be challenging trying to navigate life with the day to day pressures of family, relationships, work commitments amongst many other things. We can get lost in everything and everyone around us and lose connection with ourselves and our own needs. 

We can only get so far trying to make sense of things on our own and unaware of our patterns that keep us stuck in particular ways of being and relating to ourselves and others. It isn’t always easy particularly in these challenging and uncertain times.  

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.

Experience  

I have over 15 years experience of working with clients either short term focussing on a specific issue or longer term which is more exploratory working on deeper issues and long term patterns.

My experience includes working with: relationship with self and others, childhood and attachment, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, emotional and physical trauma, low self-esteem, anger, feelings of disconnection from self and others, feeling disillusioned with life; lacking purpose and meaning.

What to expect 

Our first session will be an opportunity to meet and get some background on your life experiences and discuss your reasons for coming to therapy and what you might like to be different.  Also for us to decide together whether I am the right counsellor for you and how we might work together.

You may be unclear about exactly what's wrong or what you want from counselling, just a sense that things are not quite right.  That is also OK, we can explore that together.

I work from my garden room which offers a calm and relaxed setting and connection with the changing seasons.

Please  contact me by email or telephone if you would like to arrange an initial phone consultation or to book first session.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling 2009
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2011
Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2013

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


In addition to my counselling qualifications I am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development and attend and participate in ongoing training and personal development groups.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Seeking meaning in life

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals
£55  50 minute session




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Wednesday Days/Eves

Please contact me to check current availability

Further information

Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am fully insured

Zoom Counselling

In addition to face to face counselling I also offer sessions by Zoom.

Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 8RY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Dawn Davies
Dawn Davies