Coastal Counselling - Fi Dawson
What I offer
I offer one to one counselling to clients in the Morpeth and Ashington area.
My name is Fi Dawson. I offer weekly sessions for clients experiencing current emotional difficulty.These emotional difficulties might include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work-related stress amongst other things. My counselling room is based in Ellington Village in a quiet, semi-rural location that can be reached directly by bus or car. I am also able to offer some telephone counselling to clients who have been for an initial face to face session but who are unable to attend in person every week.
Why have counselling?
Everyone has their own life story and at times it is beneficial to take time to reflect and talk about things that are causing you to feel 'stuck' in a set of circumstances. This is often easier to do with someone who is not a close relative or friend, helping you view your concerns in a non-judgemental way.
A counsellor helps you to move on from your past experiences with the aim of exploring new and better ways to cope and move forward in a positive and more conscious way. In my sessions this might be done with a mixture of talking, coaching ,guided self help, art and practical relaxation techniques with clients seeking helpful ways to express what they are feeling.
Most if not all counsellors have been the client too so we can appreciate how it feels to meet someone for the first time and begin to discuss personal issues. When you first make contact with me you will have a chance to ask any questions you might have about how I work and then you can decide if you would like to continue. In our first face to face session we can begin to look at the issues that have brought you to counselling and plan how best to support you.
How many sessions will I need?
Sessions are always tailored to suit the individual.I work short term usually offering 6 sessions on average. This can be reviewed and extended where appropriate. Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BEd Hons in Education, FDA Psychodynamic Counselling and have a current DBS certificate. I am a registered member of the BACP abiding by their professional standards. Please see www.bacp.co.uk I have been a counsellor since 2008 in a variety of community settings. I have always worked with the public in every job role I have had and I continue to learn from every person that I come into contact with. I have an interest in Animal Assisted Therapy and provide visiting pet therapy in the local community for the charity Pets as Therapy.
I have worked with a range of clients in different environments. In my experience clients find the counselling session is much less daunting than they imagined and that they are glad they took the first step in making contact.
Range of work roles:
Within the Primary, Further and Higher Education sector
Parent Support helpline
Mind GP Patient Counselling Service
Further Education College Student Counselling Service
University Student Mental Health and Well-being Service
Care setting with Looked After Children
Employee Assistance Programme
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
Please ring for information alternatively you can email me with any enquiries
Usually £30 per 50 minute face to face session. There are concessions for OAP/ low income clients, please ask as there are reductions available depending on your circumstances.
(If travelling to appointments may be an issue, some counselling sessions may be telephone based by agreement after having first met face to face.)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please ring or email Monday to Friday 9.00-6.00 (please note appointments outside of these times may be possible so please ask.) If you leave me a voicemail I will return your call.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|