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 working 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. They may have experienced a traumatic event in life such as a bereavement, attack, divorce/relationship breakup, job-loss/business failure, or accident/illness, or they may be having relationship issues, (be it at home, work, or elsewhere), fertility problems, or difficulty coping with a past event. They may be having unwanted thoughts or fears, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, a generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or experiencing 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 and 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

I do offer home visits to clients who meet certain criteria, (eg, if they are physically unable to come to Cheyham Lodge). There will be an additional cost for travel time/expenses for this, however. Please contact me for further information.

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

Fees

Initial assessment session £35. Subsequent sessions £50

Further information

My 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: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

My counselling room is currently upstairs, although a downstairs room may be available if required. Please discuss this option with me if required.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults