Dawn Andrews, MBACP (ACC).
I'm an experienced, accredited Counsellor with 9 years of counselling in both private practice and a GP Surgery setting. I have a special interest in areas such as stress, anxiety, depression, work related issues, relationship issues, grief, trauma, domestic abuse, loneliness and anger management.
My goal is to provide a professional service with warmth and humility, complete confidentiality and comfortable surroundings with a person centred approach. I'm an integrative Counsellor, using various theories to underpin the best approach to meet the needs of my clients.
Counselling can be a slightly daunting experience for those who have not engaged before and it is my aim to allow clients to feel entirely comfortable, secure and confident so that they may speak freely and explore the issues affecting them. Using a non-judgemental approach, we can consider our behaviours and implement change if necessary. There is the opportunity to see how the past is impacting on present functioning and feelings.
I'm located just off the Hillsborough to Newry dual carriageway, in a private setting, just 5 minutes from Hillsborough and 9 minutes from Sprucefield.
I am fully insured by Towergate Insurance and engage in regular clinical supervision of my counselling practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Ulster Diploma in Integrative Counselling
9 years counselling experience with over 3000 hours of supervised practice
Certificate in Substance Abuse
Currently completing CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£10 initial appointment
£35 per session (Payment plans available)