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About me

Hi; My name is Dawn, and my aim is to provide a warm, empathic, confidential and safe environment for you to talk. Working through and exploring your difficulties, and supporting you to find a way forward.

How counselling can help

We all have times in our lives when difficulties and emotions overwhelm us. Talking and working with a counsellor can lead you to make positive and sustainable improvements in your life and relationships, and I am passionate about offering you a totally non-judgmental supportive relationship in which you will feel safe and respected. I am totally committed to each and every single client I see, ensuring that they are listened to, and feel heard.

Flexible Appointments

If necessary, I provide sessions out of normal working hours,

Home visits

For those clients unable to travel, I do offer home visits within a 20-mile radius;

Extra fees would be applicable in these cases; Please ask for details- email

Training, qualifications & experience

I describe myself as an Integrative counsellor, drawing on a range of therapies, person-centred, gestalt and transactional analysis. Having had a wealth of experience in mental health.

I work with self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, anxiety and anxiety-related conditions, including loneliness and isolation, also with pain relief from fibromyalgia and m.e., anger, guilt, shame and substance misuse. I work with bereavement and unresolved childhood issues.

In addition, I feel privileged to work with a registered charity.

I feel very strongly about the work that I do, and, therefore, continual professional development is an extremely important tool. At present, I am training around what is still a very sensitive issue, which is pre-birth bereavement.

I work under the guidelines of the BACP's Ethical Framework, with regular supervision. I not only find supervision valuable but find my own personal counselling an asset too.

Member organisations


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

Areas of counselling I deal with


Additional information

I can offer you a free 30 minute initial consultation.

£35 per 50-minute session.

I can offer both face to face and telephone support counselling, and I hope you will find that I am most flexible with appointment times.

Just ring 01597 850284, 07890 739920 or email

Home visits

For those clients unable to travel, I do offer home visits within a 20-mile radius;

Extra fees would be applicable in these cases; Please ask for details.

Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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