Dawn Goddard: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc, BSc, QTS

Dawn Goddard: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc, BSc, QTS

The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
19 Binswood Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5RW

01926 733480 / 07817718036

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About me

My counselling experience has covered a wide range of issues from low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence to depression, anxiety, symptoms of panic, or the difficulties of coping with bereavement.

I also help people with a range of unhelpful behaviours such as issues around eating, self-harm, addiction, anger issues and problems maintaining relationships. I have worked with individuals suffering from trauma, both recent and that experienced in childhood, usually as a result of neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse. I am particularly interested in issues surrounding identity (cultural, gender based or those based on sexuality) and the pressures of fitting into wider society.

Further experience comes from working closely with parents for many years, having specific knowledge surrounding post- natal and parenting issues. I am a Person Centred Counsellor, who provides a safe and empathic place for individuals to explore what is going on in their world. I then utilise tools from other specialisms, namely cognitive behavioural therapy, creative therapy and psychodynamic approaches, to assist the client in best dealing with their particular issue or situation.

I have a background in Sociology and Social Science, having gained a degree and Masters in this area. I am also a qualified teacher, currently teaching counselling at levels 2, 3 and 4 – (for information visit www.warwickcounselling.co.uk/inspire-counselling-training/) I recently updated my skills by undertaking an MA by Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons in Sociology, Loughborough University of Technology, 1983; MSc, University of London, 1985; Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB, 2006; Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, CPCAB, 2006; Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, ABC, 2008; Diploma in Teaching in The Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Warwick, 2012; MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Warwick, 2015

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly experienced in helping people who have suffered historical abuse and / or trauma and utililise a range of foward thinking techniques to assist individuals in dealing with the present day effects of past events.


Counselling per 50 minute session: £45

Student concessions (over 18's): £35

Maps & Directions

Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available during the day Monday to Friday and evenings Monday, Thursday and Friday. I have limited Saturday morning appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults