About me

People may find themselves in situations not always knowing how they got there or how to change. What looks like unsolvable problems are not signs of weakness, they are often a sign of being strong for too long, and can be the catalyst for stress related ill health.

Our responses to traumatic incidents can be debilitating and life changing. Statistically civilian settings (such as: violence; motor vehicle accidents; robbery; sudden bereavement; suicide; severe accidents and incidents; etc) rather than the widely publicised armed combat, have the highest numbers of people who are likely to suffer from post traumatic stress or go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). it is proven that face-to-face therapeutic interventions can significantly improve the speed of recovery and because of this I would like to help you.

Why Come to Me? I am fully qualified and registered to deliver counselling and psychotherapy with an MSc in Psychological Trauma. I have studied a range of therapeutic techniques, including EMDR, to help a wide range of people who had different experiences and symptoms.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dawn has an MSc in Psychological Trauma, is a Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapist and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with over 25 years experience of working with individuals and teams.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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£80.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Every person is unique and the timing of appointments reflects that. Some clients ask for weekly sessions while others choose to meet less frequently to fit in with work patterns, budgets or adapt to new behaviours before making additional changes.

Confidentiality and discretion are very important. Appointments are arranged and timed so that you won’t accidentally meet other clients arriving or leaving your sessions.

Counselling and psychotherapy is a long lasting investment in your happiness and wellbeing, and the cost of each session is often less than a night out. Therapy with Dawn is £80 per hour.  Dawn delivers a full therapy hour, and asks you to allow additional time (but not money) for your appointment, because settling in and booking a future appointment is not included in the therapy hour.

You may find it useful to arrange a free 30 minute informal chat and a coffee before making a full appointment.

Your appointments may be free or at a reduced cost if you have private Healthcare Insurance with BUPA, AXA or AVIVA, please contact them for an authorisation number.


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Further information

Dawn is registered with:

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk

Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (NLPtCA) - http://www.nlptca.com

EMDR Europe - http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk

PSA – Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register

Life Designs And More Ltd
82 King Street
M2 4WQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision and EMDR Consultancy is more than a professional requirement, it’s time out; somewhere to reflect on how you are coping and your client’s progression; a place to seek clarification; an opportunity for personal and professional development, self-care and ethical practice.

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Dawn Haworth

Dawn Haworth