Dawn Carter

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Counsellor MBACP (accred) Individuals/Couple Therapist/EMDR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Lenham, Kent, ME17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified accredited counsellor, couple therapist and qualified EMDR practitioner. I have a nursing background (both general and mental health) and have been employed in the NHS as a therapist since 2004 and now are working in Private Practice ,l have been  BACP accredited since 2005, and have a wealth of experience and knowledge.

What do I offer?

There is often constant pressure in today's society, which can cause us to feel ,low, unhappy ,overwhelmed, judged , and or stressed.

  Life events such as loss, financial problems, retirement, long term illness, work issues etc. can add to that pressure. This can  affect our mood and behaviour causing us to withdraw or become more angry with the people we care about. These unhealthy behaviours and coping strategies can greatly affect our relationships.

Also unresolved issues from our past can also resurface, particularly trauma.

To help you feel more confident about yourself and your ability to cope better, I can offer you the following:-

  •   Short / long term one-one therapy, in a safe relaxed environment.  We can explore a variety of issues, address unrealistic expectations of self and others and collaboratively we work together to help you gain more insight about yourself and others. Plus a variety of coping strategies,Then  hopefully you will  gain a positive sense of yourself.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to individuals suffering recent / post-history of trauma and presenting symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and Disassociation. EMDR is an effective treatment recognised by Nice Guidelines for processing various types of trauma.
  • Relationship therapy  individual/ couple  to focus on  any relationship issues that you need to address. The aim of the sessions is to bring understanding and empathy into your relationship rather than blame. Other issues that may be addressed are communication skills and problem-solving.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2019 - Parts 1 -4  Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR. Completed Course May 2019 Trainer Sian Morgan
  • 2015 -2016 Accredited IAPT Couple Therapy Practitioner For Depression, Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships.
  • 2012 - Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision, Inter-Psyche.
  • 2011 - Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling, Inter-Psyche
  • 2008 - Foundation Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to Depression and Anxiety, Canterbury Christchurch University.
  • 2003 - Diploma in Person Centred therapy, Southampton City College.
  • 2011 - Eight week mindfulness course as part of personal development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

face-face/on line individual   £50  mornings

£55 afternoon 

Evening / EMDR  £6O  

Concessions £45 

Telephone sessions £45 during the day 

How to Contact me

Email me your phone number and the issues you wish to focus on and I will get back to  arrange a free 20- 30 minute session  telephone depending on what suits you. 

If you decide to proceed with therapy we will then arrange an appointment as soon as possible which is suitable to you. You can decide how many sessions you need ,the frequency of sessions and when you no longer want to attend. I prefer to do the first 2 sessions weekly to begin with if possible.

Look forward to hearing from you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Monday - Thursday, 9am till 7.00pm  not Fridays or weekends.

Further information

My philosophy is respect, transparency, and the ability to work with clients in a creative manner offering integrative approaches that are client centred either through one-one, or couples.

I have worked with a variety of clients (age range, religion, culture, sexuality, race, gender, disabilities) with a wide range of issues such as mental health, relationship issues, trauma, loss, carers and adjustment issues.


"helpful and understanding,"

  "invaluable in my well being "

"felt comfortable in my own skin,"

  " helped me to understand my emotions and refocus."

"Brilliant very calming" "EMDR really helped me get things into perspective".

"These sessions have been amazing and really helped our marriage"

  • I also practice mindfulness on a regular basis and offer this approach to clients who may be of interest.

Lenham, Kent, ME17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Not acceptable for wheel chair users

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Dawn Carter
Dawn Carter