Dawn Collins Dip Couns, BA Sociology (Hons)
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work as an integrated counsellor, using skills that suit the individual. I have a special interest in helping people to work on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way they relate to others. This increased awareness often leads to a better understanding of ourselves and to our life situation.
I have worked in the care industry and have worked as a Civil servant for nearly 20 years. I now work in a private counselling practice and also work with adults and young people at the East Kent Rape Crisis Centre (EKRCC).
I work with clients from diverse backgrounds and differing ages dealing with:
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Stress, Relationship problems, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Emotional Abuse, Self-esteem, Personal development.
The types of therapy I use:
Integrative, Gestalt, Existentialist, Holistic.
How I deliver therapy: Long term face to face work, Short term face to face work.
I work weekdays and weekends
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications and experience:
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).
I have a BA (hons) Sociology (University of Kent).
I work as a trauma and PTSD counsellor at East Kent Rape Crisis Centre.
I have trained in meditation and mindfulness.
Ongoing Continuing Professional Development
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £40.
Understandably taking the first step is often the most difficult one to take. I have found from experience that having a brief chat on the phone often takes away any anxiety you may be feeling about therapy.
This is free of charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and weekends
Types of client