Dawn Bayliss

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Rushden NN10 & Wellingborough NN8
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About me

Hi, I'm Dawn. I offer an integrative and creative approach to counselling for all ages. I specialise in working with children and young people aged 5 to 24 years and have lived and professional experience of neurodivergence. I have a Master's Degree specific to working with Children and Young People and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

I aim to provide thoughtful, creative, and inclusive counseling tailored to meet the unique needs of your child, young person, or yourself. I work with a variety of mental health concerns and offer space to explore and understand symptoms and traits of neurodivergence. Are you struggling with the pressures of life? I can offer a listening ear and empathetic understanding without judgment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Counselling for Children and Young People, am a Member of the BACP, and am qualified to offer counselling to all ages. I am a fully qualified Primary School Teacher specialising in Early Years. Additionally, I hold a BSc in Psychology (with Honors) and have extensive experience working with children and families. I volunteered as a school counsellor at Northampton School For Boys and the Child and Adolescent Bereavement Service at Northampton General Hospital. I have worked as a school counsellor in secondary and primary schools and supported families through the SureStart Initiative.

Additional Qualifications

Open University BACP Online Counselling 2024

BACP Proficiency Test May 2024

Level 3 Safeguarding Children 2024

Open University Understanding Autism 2021

Member organisations

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

I offer a Neurodivergent Affirming approach to counselling.

Photos & videos


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

£0 Free 20-minute zoom session with the child or young person

£50 for online counselling

£55 for counselling at the young persons school

£55 for face to face in my counselling space 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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I am happy to discuss ways to make online counselling accessible for neurodivergent children and young people, including photos and videos of my space. My counselling room is on the first floor at the top of a single flight of stairs.

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