Dawn Crockford - Advanced Diploma, Reg MBACP
Thank you for looking at my profile, I am here to help you or your child explore your/their thoughts, behaviours and feelings so that you can find self-awareness and inner peace.
There are certain times of everyone's life where we feel vulnerable or struggle to understand why we react in certain ways, maybe because life hasn't gone to plan or you have been through a traumatic event such as bereavement / relationship breakup or anxiety to name a few normal life experiences. Counselling can give you the 'time out' to focus on your own wellbeing. It provides you with a safe place to explore difficult situations and the emotional and psychological difficulties that at times can arise from them.
It may be that you do not feel well or your body aches and the Doctor has given you the 'all clear', it could possibly be that you are holding trauma in your body and we can explore this together.
As well as my own private practice, I also work for a local children and young persons service where I successfully support them through trauma / anxiety and grief. It is hard for parents/carers at times to seek help for their children and I am happy to talk through this first step before committing to counselling.
I am easy to talk to and as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I can pull on a range of counselling techniques so therapy can be tailored to your individual needs and this can be offered through talking therapy and/or using arts and creative media, whichever best suits you.
I have particular experience in working with anxiety and bereavement in adults and children and it is important that I 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 also volunteered in the Macmillan Centre and the Counselling department at a local Hospital, gaining further experience of Cancer and the impact on the patient and loved ones and supporting them through their journey.
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 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|