Dawn Boultwood, Dip. Couns, MBACP

Dawn Boultwood, Dip. Couns, MBACP

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

07710 382348 / 07710 382348

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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

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life-changing illnesses.

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

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).

Maps & Directions

Epsom, KT17 1ST

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: No
Home visits: No

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