About me

I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor I work from my private practice in Paignton providing a warm, safe, secure and confidential environment. I like to work in a relational way with empathy, honesty and regard for all clients. I see counselling as a collaborative process in which clients bring their experiences to me and I bring my awareness and knowledge to explore the specific needs of individuals.  Being an integrative counsellor means that I use various styles and techniques that I can adapt and develop to help clients discover healthy strategies for coping.

I am an EMDR Therapist helping people through personal trauma and traumatic events.

I work with a holistic and person centred approach looking at the person as a whole and working at the clients pace. Some of the models that I use along with breathing and relaxation exercises are Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique. I am a rewind technique practitioner that helps the client become less emotionally involved with their personal traumas. I also hold a strong interest in Neuroscience and the effect of our mother’s lifestyle on our brain growth during our time in the womb.

I believe that everyone has the ability to reach his or her full potential and I look forward to helping you on your journey to reaching yours.

As a BACP member I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy including boundaries around confidentiality and safety. For this I follow their professional conduct procedure.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate in counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Primary and Secondary School Counselling.
  • Reiki Practitioner (used on request only)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
  • Diploma in Creative CBT
  • Rewind Technique Practitioner for dealing with trauma.
  • Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Working with trauma and the body
  • EMDR Therapist

I attend many courses and workshops in order to enhance my work and understanding and keep my learning current.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

I offer a free of charge initial 20 minute telephone introduction, during this session we will discuss your requirements and what is best for you, how you like to work and what is to be expected from our sessions together. Within this time questions may be asked and we can get a feel as to whether or not we will be happy to work together. There is no obligation. It is important that you feel comfortable around your counsellor to enable progression in your process.

Sessions are charged at £50 for individuals and £60 for couples and last approx 50 mins to 1 hr

EMDR sessions are £50 per hour.

Sessions for students in full time education or trainee counsellors out of work are reduced to £40

Payment plans and options can be discussed on meeting.

Cancellations - 48 hrs prior notice is required if you are unable to attend or need to change your appointment. If this is not given please expect to be charged at the full cost. Of course personal emergencies or unavoidable circumstances will be taken into consideration.


I work from 10am to 7pm Monday to Friday. I am able to answer emails as soon as I can read them. Please do not hesitate to get in touch. www.dawnbutlercounselling.co.uk


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor and therapist offering supervision to experienced therapists and trainees.

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