Dawn Crockford - Reg MBACP
Hello my name is Dawn and sometimes however hard we try, life doesn't go to plan at times and suddenly life is not so easy to cope with. Whatever your reason for contacting a Counsellor whether it be a relationship, bereavement or anxiety, to name a few normal life experiences, or just needing to speak to someone out of the family unit, the initial step of seeking help can be the hardest. However difficult it may be, it is a sign of strength which will support you through the counselling process.
I have volunteered in the Macmillan Centre and the Counselling department at Southend Hospital gaining experience of Cancer and helping patients and their loved ones cope on this journey.
As well as my own private practice, I also work for a local children and young persons service to help support them through trauma and grief.
You may be struggling to understand why you are responding in a certain way or holding painful / difficult thoughts and feelings that you feel are constantly affecting your life. As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I can pull on a range of counselling techniques so therapy is tailored to your individual needs.
I am passionate to support you in a confidential, respectful, safe and non-judgemental space and as trust in our therapeutic relationship builds, you will hopefully feel empowered to look deeper into your thoughts and emotions and move forward with hope and new beginnings.
I have particular experience in working with anxiety and bereavement in adults and children, through talking or/and using arts and creative media.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Practitioner’s Course (level 5) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy covering Addictions, couple counselling and phobias
- AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Young People Facing Bereavement
- Cancer / Palliative / Survivorship
- Children / Adult and Grief
- Child / Adult Creative Course / Sandplay
- Working with Autism and Special Needs
- Post-Traumatic Stress / Trauma
- Gang Training
- Transactional Analysis & Inner Child
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and this is shown by some of the courses I have attended above. My experience includes supporting cancer patients and their families in a hospital environment and helping children and young people using creative play, through all aspects of anticipatory grief /grief.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I visit my Supervisor on a monthly basis to ensure I am working ethically and abiding by the regulations of these Professional bodies.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per counselling session.
£60 for couple counselling.
Please telephone / email if you would like any further information.
My office in Rayleigh is disabled-friendly with wheelchair access and I also have an office in Westcliff-on-Sea.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am flexible with session times and can offer early morning / evenings, as well as during the normal working day. If there is a good time for you, please feel free to ask me.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|