Dawn Harding Dip. Couns, MBACP - Chippenham

Dawn Harding Dip. Couns, MBACP - Chippenham

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 appreciate that coming into counselling, especially for the first time, can be a daunting experience.  So I offer you a professional counselling service by aiming to provide a warm, supportive and confidential space. This safe environment enables you to explore any concerns at your own pace and to give you the chance to express yourself freely without the worry of being judged or the intrusion of someone else's opinion.

Counselling can help by us working together to try and make more sense of things and to help get back in touch with your true self.  Having the time and space to do this in counselling enables a healing process through self-reflection, helping you grow as a person and to feel more empowered and self-aware.

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

I work from several different theories which enables me to adapt the work to suit your individual needs.  In addition, there maybe scope to sometimes include mindfulness, creative working and where relevant, guided meditation, if these feel beneficial to the work.

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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.  Short term counselling often focuses on a particular issue, ie. loss, whereas longer term counselling allows for deeper exploration and understanding of how life's experiences have (and are) impacting on you.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes; usually sessions are booked at the same time/day each week. I practice from two different locations in Chippenham (depending on day/time of the appointment), with both of them being on the first floor; please note there is no lift in either premises.

My current availability:

  • Monday (afternoon and evening)
  • Tuesday (morning/afternoon)

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
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • 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)

  • I hold a current Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)

CPD training undertaken to date includes:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Working with sexual trauma
  • Loss, bereavement & grief
  • Creative working
  • Suicide and self harm

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy room
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  • 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 (no. 00917584) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (www.BACP.co.uk) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am fully qualified and insured.

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

I practice from two different locations in Chippenham (depending on day/time of the appointment), with both of them being on the first floor; please note there is no lift in either premises.

Availability

Current availability is on Monday afternoon, Monday evening and Tuesday daytime.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme