Dawn Marie Blake

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Tarporley CW6 & Chester CH1
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About me

I provide face-to-face and online counselling for adults and and couples and have been able to help people struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, abuse and major life changes.

Following a brief phone call, I charge a reduced fee for our first hour for one-to-one or 90-minute session for couples. We can then decide if we can work together well. I can usually refer you elsewhere if I feel another type of therapist will be of more help.

I try my best to make therapy as comfortable and safe and possible and find an approach that works best for you as an individual or couple.  When I have a better understanding of your particular challenges, we will agree on the aims of our work in therapy, centred on your specific needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree in Clinical Counselling from the University of Chester and I am a registered member of the BACP.  I began training in 2016 following a long career in the commercial world. I have worked with both private and NHS referred clients suffering from a wide variety of challenges. 

I have completed levels 1-3 in the Gottman Couples Method Therapy and use this in my work with couples. I am currently enrolled in a Doctoral Programme at the University of Chester with a focus on couples counselling and relationship work.

I am an inclusive practitioner and as a member of the BACP, I work according to its code of conduct and ethical guidelines.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

As a therapist using the Gottman Institute Method I specialise in helping couples deall with relationship issues including addiction and infidelity.


£45.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial phone consultation - free


First session £45.00 one hour. Standard fee is £55.00 per hour for face-to-face and online.  Block bookings - £50 per hour (4 paid in advance and non-refundable).


Sessions for couples are £85.00 for week-day per 90-minutes.  Excluding assessment and crisis.

Saturday rates by arrangement.

Concessions subject to individual circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer face-to-face therapy in Chester on Monday and Tuesdays and at Utkinton, Tarporley on Thursdays and Fridays.  I am most available to deal with enquiries on Wednesdays.

Further information

Current locations.

  • Tuesday - Northwich
  • Wed/Friday - Clotton, Tarporley
  • Thurs - Northwich
  • Saturday - by arrangement - couples only

Health at the Farm, Rose Farm,, John Street, Utkinton, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0LP

White Friars Counselling & Psychotherapy, 14A St. Werburgh Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Clotton is ground floor, Northwich via stairs only.

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