Dawn Chaffey Reg. MBACP
Barnfield Therapy Rooms
4 Barnfield Hill
Friends Meeting House
I have many years experience as a nurse and am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with people who have feelings of Anxiety. Panic, Distress, Hopelessness, Feeling Sad, Depression. Low self esteem. Family, Relationship or Work issues, Bullying, Bereavement...
Seeking help is not always easy and we can find ourselves trying to cope with difficulties on our own, feeling overwhelmed and alone or unheard. Additionally and from my own experience I understand that it isn’t always easy to find the right person whom you feel safe to trust and confide in. The counsellor and client need to work together for the therapy to work at it's very best so it is important you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.
I have considerable experience of working with both adults and young people who have faced many different issues and I work as a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.
I believe that with appropriate support we all have the ability to face our difficulties and that we have a unique capacity to find the answers within and heal ourselves.
I have also worked as a Complementary Therapist alongside General Practitioners and through listening to clients and observing them making changes in their lives, I came to appreciate the value of Counselling and Psychotherapy in supporting people’s overall health and wellbeing.
People may choose to come for Counselling for a whole range of issues or maybe just to have someone listen and simply talk things through. Counselling is usually shorter term work whereas Psychotherapy is longer term. Both can help by exploring issues from the past which may be affecting individuals in their lives now. Psychotherapy, however, works on a deeper level and profoundly explores the roots of issues.
I work in a person-centred way, which means putting your needs in the centre of any work we do together. Integrative means I work using different approaches that are tailored to meet your specific needs. Any issues you have I will listen to without judgement, this helps a trusting relationship to develop.
I offer a confidential, safe and supportive space where I help people work through their difficulties, which enables them to access their innate positive potential. I also help people gain new tools and new ways of being so they can then take responsibility in choosing to make changes and so live a more fulfilling life.
I also have over 17 years experience as a Reflexologist and offer Reflexology, either independently or to complement my Counselling and Psychotherapy work. I also offer Hot-Stone Reflexology and Reiki.
I am based in comfortable rooms in Exeter and also in Ashburton in Devon.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP and work within the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) code of ethics, which ensures that I work safely and ethically at all times.
I have considerable experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues and have also worked for 4 years counselling young people within the organisation "Young Devon". I still regularly attend relevant workshops and training and have ongoing regular supervision of my work.
I was a registered NHS Nurse between 1981 - 2000. Through this I had a lot of experience of talking to people, and have also worked with individuals coming to term with their disabilities, and with carers as well.
My qualifications are:
- Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5 – CPCAB) (2014)
- Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4 – CPCAB) (2010)
- CBT - Levels, 1, 2 & 3 (2010)
- Diploma in Complementary Therapies - including Reflexology (ITEC) and stress management (1997)
- Certificate In Hot Stone Reflexology (2012)
- Reiki (2008)
- NHS Nurse (1981 - 2000)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Counselling £40 per hour in Ashburton. ( £45 per hour in Exeter )
Reiki £35 per hour
I have some Concessions available - please ask me
I work in both Exeter and Ashburton - maps and directions are on my website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have some evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|