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Dawn Challoner, MBACP, Kanna Counselling

Bristol BS6 & BS2
07540 422538 07540 422538
Bristol BS6 & BS2

About me

Counselling and supervision in Central Bristol, daytime and evening availability.

Warm, professional, empathic style of counselling therapy, offering you space to explore what's going on in your life.

Helping you to make sense of things, experiences, behaviours and thoughts that you might not want to share with others, using therapeutic approaches and models to suit your needs.

Long and short-term work offered.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained a distinction from the University of Gloucestershire in 2015, having spent several years studying for a Foundation Degree in Counselling.

Prior to and alongside that I’ve supported people through change, in the corporate environment, for over 25 years.

I am a Registered member of the BACP and a Mental Health First Aider.

As a counsellor I chose, in 2012, to specialise in loss and grief with the bereavement support agency, Cruse and am accredited by them for both bereavement support and supervision.

Additionally I have worked as a sessional counsellor for Bristol Mind, helping clients facing a wide variety of concerns from anxiety and depression through to more complex mental health issues.

Having trained to work therapeutically with children and young people I have done so with OTR; I have also mentored at City Academy and currently teach counselling skills at City of Bristol College.

I integrate various counselling and coaching styles and approaches into our work together, and I regularly update my skills.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative


Initial session £20, for us to explore how we might work together.

Ongoing sessions £45 for 50 minutes.

St Pauls Settlement
74-80 City Road

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I have space for new clients by telephone or video call, for ongoing work, or short term support during this currently challenging time. Daytime and evening appointments available.

Dawn Challoner, MBACP, Kanna Counselling

Dawn Challoner, MBACP, Kanna Counselling