About me

Dawn Counselling Services offers Person Centred Talking, Art and Play Sessions to Adults, Young People and Children 5+. Telephone and On-line therapy for young people aged over 14 years and adults.

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, as a senior counsellor offering bereavement and generic counselling to adults, young people and children, including special needs, such as ADHD and ASD. I am also the Clinical Advisor to the agency, clinical line manager to the counsellors and responsible for all safeguarding.

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

Certificate On-line & Telephone Counselling


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
  • Working At Relational Depth
  • Loss & Attachment

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an initial 40 minute session at a reduced rate of £25. This is so that we can meet to 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 £40.

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

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


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

Fourth Avenue


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Dawn Foley

Dawn Foley