Dawn Butler Registered MBACP (Accred) and Supervisor
I am a fully qualified (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor 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 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
I attend many courses and workshops in order to enhance my work and understanding and keep my learning current.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
The initial session is free of charge, 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 £35 for individuals and £45 for couples and last approx 50 mins to 1 hr
Sessions for students in full time education or trainee counsellors are reduced to £25
Cancellations - 24 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|