Dawn Foley Counselling Services (MBACP)

Dawn Foley Counselling Services (MBACP)


Fourth Avenue

07446 263860

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About me

Dawn Counselling Services offers Person Centred Talking, Art and Play Sessions to Adults, Young People and Children 5+.

I am a fully qualified, experienced person centred counsellor, offering talking and creative exploration for adults and young people. The relationship between a counsellor and client is a unique and special one, created on a foundation of trust and confidentiality. It is my belief that by offering an empathic, non-judgmental and authentic relationship that healing and change can take place.

I also offer person centred art and play sessions for children. Play is the natural medium for children to ‘act out’ their experiences, helping them to explore and make sense of their inner world. Raising confidence, self esteem and to become more resilient.

I have broad experience counselling clients aged 5-75+ with a wide variety of issues, including: anxiety, stress,
 abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, 
loss by suicide, life limiting illness,
self harm and suicidal thoughts, 
domestic violence, eating disorders
, bullying, gender issues, low self-esteem, relationship issues, 
self-acceptance, loss of direction in life and low self esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

My initial career was in education starting as an LSA and then training to be a learning mentor, supporting young people with their behavourial, emotional and social needs. Which led to my interest and training in counselling.

I also work for HBBS Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service, offering bereavement and generic counselling to adults, young people and children, including SEN, such as ADHD and ASD.

As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to a strict code of ethics, which includes on-going supervision and continuing professional development.


Dip HE Child and Adolescent Counselling
Certificate Counselling Skills Using the Arts


I believe in the importance of continuing professional development to keep in line with new progressions in the counselling industry. Some of the recent courses I have attended include:

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Survivors & Their Families
  • Coping with Trauma - Helping Client's Gain Control
  • Drugs & Alcohol Abuse
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Safeguarding for Designated Lead Person
  • Gaining Emotional Resilience Through Creative Exploration
  • Working with Angry Children
  • Enabling Children & Young People to Speak About Feelings Through: Clay, Puppets, Story Telling and Sandplay.
  • Raising Awareness of Asperger Syndrome
  • Advanced Knowledge of working with ADHD

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Person Centred Talking Therapy
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  • Person Centred Therapeutic Play
  • Therapeutic Sandplay


I offer an initial 40 minute session at a reduced rate of £25. This is so that we can meet and discuss your counselling requirements and to see if we both feel we can work together.

Adult counselling session lasts 50 minutes at a cost of £40.

Young Person 12-18 years lasts 50 minutes at a cost of £35.

Child 5-12 years lasts 30-40 minutes at a cost of £35.

Concession rates are offered to students, pensioners and those on low income or benefits.

Maps & Directions

Wickford, SS12
Hockley, SS5 6AZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 9.30am - 8pm Tuesday 9.30am - 8pm Wednesday 5pm - 8pm Thursday 5pm - 8pm Saturday 10am - 1pm Pls contact me to check current availability.

Types of client

Young people