Dawn Bissell. RN, Dip Integ Coun, HPD, D.Hyp, MBACP (Accred), MNCH (Reg).
I provide 1:1 counselling for adults of 18 years and above. As your Counsellor (and Hypnotherapist) I will listen, support and work with you. Firstly, by finding out what you are struggling with in ‘your world’. I use a variety of theories, strategies and tools which I mix and match depending on what your worries and concerns are, how you process things and your personality. For the best results we need to work as a team. We need to be open and honest with each other in order for me to understand and know what's important to you. I can then adapt each session to your needs and difficulties in order for you to gain insight, movement and to help you put changes into your life, in order for you to feel happier and more contented.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years. I started my career as a Registered General Nurse. I moved on from physical care to psychological care by training as an Integrative Counsellor as I wanted to make more of a difference to people’s lives, to have time to talk to them, to empower them to make changes in their lives. I chose to train in three different theories in Counselling; Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as we are all unique and one theory doesn’t fit us all.
I believe that we all have the resources to help ourselves we just need time, space and some motivation to work it all out. In order to help us tap into our inner resources and the subconscious mind I further trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy, in different theories; Solution Focused, CBT and Ericksonian in order to complement my counselling. Hypnotherapy enables me to tackle some issues that counselling cannot always get too and vice versa.
In order to be able to carry out more short term work I have further trained in Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis (TA), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and I am a Mindfulness Practitioner.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Concessions offered for
Free initial phone assessment. To see if counselling is appropriate for you and your worries and concerns and to look at how we can work together.
For each 1;1 counselling session; Face to face, Online or Phone then costs £50 for a 50 min session.
Reduced rates may be available for people on low incomes and students.
Thursday all day and Friday mornings.