Dawn Harding - Stepping Stones Counselling

Dawn Harding - Stepping Stones Counselling

Chippenham Natural Therapy Centre
Above The Lodge Surgery
Lodge Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3SY

07585 558101 / 01249 443390

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Chippenham Natural Therapy Centre
Above The Lodge Surgery
Lodge Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3SY

07585 558101 / 01249 443390

About me

Hello, my name is Dawn and I am a fully qualified and insured integrative Therapeutic Counsellor.

I offer a professional counselling service by aiming to provide a warm, supportive and confidential space, enabling you to take that time for yourself to explore any concerns at your own pace and to give you the chance to express yourself freely without the worry of being judged.

Working integratively means that I am able to draw from several different theories which enables me to adapt the work to suit your individual needs.  In addition, this may sometimes include using mindfulness, creative working and where relevant, guided meditation, if these feel beneficial to the work.

Having had my own varied life experiences, I feel this helps me to understand many of the difficulties that life can present us with.

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I believe that we all have the potential to work with our own inner resources in order to live a more fulfilled life and so with this in mind, we can work together to help you to explore your feelings and issues in a way that feels comfortable for you. I see counselling as a journey of self-discovery and personal growth; a journey that I walk alongside you with.

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I offer counselling to adults on either a short or long term basis, dependent on the client's needs and each session lasts for 50 minutes; usually sessions are booked at the same time/day each week. My practice is based in Chippenham, Wiltshire and has free parking available outside.

Training, qualifications & experience

My expe​rience

I have gained experience working with various charities whose areas of work ranged from mental health and bereavement through to survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.

My areas of experience (but not limited to) are:

  • Abortion
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Bereavement
  • Childhood bereavement
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Eating disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

I have worked as a volunteer Counsellor at Olive Branch Counselling, Wiltshire Mind and Wiltshire Revival (RASAC) as well as in my own private practice.  Please note the practice is on the first floor of the premises and has no lift access.

My training/qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) (currently working towards)

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

CPD training undertaken to date includes:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Working with sexual trauma
  • Loss, bereavement & grief
  • Creative working

Member organisations

BACP

Photos & videos

  • Therapy room
  • Dawn Harding - Stepping Stones Counselling image 1
  • Room view

Fees

Initial consultation - 50 minutes.....£20.00

Subsequent sessions - 50 minutes.....£40.00

Payments can be made by cash on the day or by bank transfer.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) (no. 00917584) and therefore I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  One of the ways in which I work within the ethical framework is that I attend regular supervision sessions.

Maps & Directions

Chippenham, SN15 3SY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

My practice is on the first floor; please note there is no lift in the premises.

Availability

Current availability on Mondays only.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults