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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.