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Dawn Boultwood, Dip. Couns, MBACP

Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1ST
07710 382348 07710 382348 07710 382348 07710 382348

About me

I am a qualified, BACP-registered, person-centred counsellor offering online and telephone appointments from my office in Ewell Village, Epsom. I offer a warm, supportive, empathic and non-judgemental safe space within which we can work together confidentially to explore, process and understand the challenges and difficulties that are troubling you.

Are you struggling with life's challenges?

People come to counselling for many reasons. With our world changing daily because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the impact of social distancing, health worries, survival fears, and financial concerns can leave us feeling overwhelmed by life, anxious, alone, and full of uncertainty. In addition to this they may have experienced a traumatic life event, eg, a bereavement or attack; family issues eg, divorce/breakup; job-loss/business failure; or accident/illness. They may be having relationship difficulties - be it at home, work, or elsewhere - fertility problems, or difficulty coping with a present or past event. They may be experiencing unwanted thoughts or fears, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, a generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or depression. All these challenges can make life feel overwhelming, all can seem hopeless, you can feel alone, lost, trapped, directionless, stressed and anxious.

How counselling can help

Through life’s tough times you might feel you are facing things alone, or that you need a different kind of support to that which your family/friends can offer. Counselling is an opportunity to stop for a moment, to sit with an empathic, understanding, and non-judgemental professional who is outside of your situation and discuss what is really going on for you. It can offer a confidential safe space for you to re-evaluate your past and/or present challenges and grow from them.

My aim is to work with you to understand what your world is like for you, and what you are like as a unique individual, so that together we can explore your concerns, allow you to process any difficult thoughts or emotions, help to put your worries and fears into perspective, and enable you to feel better able to cope and in more control of your life.

How I Work

As a person-centred counsellor I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key to healing. I, therefore, work to build trust, mutual respect and the desire to work in partnership during my sessions, supporting, respecting and valuing my clients as I do so. I do this in a caring, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental safe setting where clients can feel thoughtfully and sensitively listened to, and that their stories have been effectively heard.

I tailor my approach to each individual client’s needs, allow them to work at their own pace, and help them find their own meaning.

What to expect in your first session

Before committing to therapy, I offer an initial, no obligation session. This first session will give you the opportunity to experience therapy, to tell me about yourself, the worries you are experiencing, and what brings you to counselling – your needs and goals for therapy. It will help us to decide if we can work together and allow you to establish if you feel my approach to counselling meets your needs. If you do decide to continue working with me, we will agree on a time to meet weekly. The pace of the work will be determined by you.

I am currently offering this initial session at a discounted rate of £35. Subsequent sessions are £50.

Home visits

To keep us all safe, and in accordance with the latest government and WHO guidelines, I currently do not offer home visits.

Current Availability

I currently have a range of appointments available for online and telephone sessions. Online appointments can be via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Please notify me of your preference for online or telephone sessions when making an appointment.

Contact information

Please call or text me on 07710 382348, leaving a message, including a convenient time for me to call/text you back, if I am unavailable.

You can also email me at dawn@dbcounselling.co.uk (please add me to your contact list, however, as my reply may otherwise be sent to your junk mail folder).

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills

NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

In addition to private practice, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor in an NHS Medical Centre for the past two years.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life-changing illnesses.

Concerns in light of the current Coronavirus CORVID-19 pandemic.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Initial assessment session £35. Subsequent sessions £50

Further information

NB. In accordance with current government and WHO guidelines in light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently offering only online and telephone sessions until further notice.

For your information, however, my usual practice is located in Ewell Village near Epsom, in a dedicated room, providing a safe and comfortable environment with privacy.

I am ideally suited for clients from Ewell, Epsom, Banstead, Kingswood, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Sutton, Cheam and Morden.

By car: Dorset House pay & display car park is conveniently located two-buildings to the left of Cheyham Lodge, (approx 80p for 2 hours).

By bus: Buses to/from Epsom, Hook, Kingston, Leatherhead, Morden, North Cheam, Sutton, Worcester Park, Stoneleigh stop within Ewell Village.

By train: Ewell East and West train stations are located approx 8-10 minutes walk from Cheyham Lodge. There is a taxi service available at both stations, if required.

Contact information

Please call or text me on 07710 382348, leaving a message, including a convenient time for me to call/text you back, if I am unavailable.

You can also email me at dawn@dbcounselling.co.uk (please add me to your contact list, however, as my reply may otherwise be sent to your junk mail folder).

Cheyham Lodge
11 Cheam Road
Ewell Village
Epsom
Surrey
KT17 1ST

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

In accordance with government and WHO guidelines, I am currently offering only online and telephone sessions.

Morning, afternoon, and evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Dawn Boultwood, Dip. Couns, MBACP

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