About me

Do you ever feel stuck with problems and difficulties in your life? Sometimes, it can seem so much easier to just accept things. You don’t have to – you have choices.I have been working with individuals, couples and young adults to help people make positive choices for change.

I work to create a confidential, safe and trusting environment in which to discuss what has brought you to therapy. You will have a time and a space to explore whatever concerns you may have, in a warm and supportive atmosphere, and to decide on your own way forward. My aim is to help you to develop a greater understanding of how you relate to yourself and others, and to gain different perspectives on how you are currently living your life. This opens up for deciding on any changes you may wish to make.

I have a passion to help people make changes in a therapeutic way.

I recognise and value each individual's unique experiences and will help you to build on your own resources to increase your confidence and resilience in approaching the inevitable dilemmas and difficulties which life presents us with. I will help you to clarify your beliefs, thoughts, feelings and values and this process often leads to new choices and possibilities opening up to you. It can help you to feel that you are increasingly able to shape your life in ways that are more in tune with what matters most to you.

I am offering an hour of patient listening and connecting for you to build that trust with me to feel comfortable and talk about anything troubling you, and to help you to overcome issues you may have that you may feel you don't want to share with friends at this moment in your life. It can be an amazing journey to go on to help you feel better and to be able to lead a more fulfilling, happier life.

What my client’s say (names have been changed for confidentiality):

“We cannot thank you enough Dawn. And we are both positive about the future thanks to you” (Maria and Neil)

"We feel you have helped us so much and that we now communicate so much better and will continue to improve on that. We would like to thank you very much for all your time and patience" (Sean and Emma)

"You have truly helped us save our marriage and resolve our problems and we are so grateful for your guidance" (Stuart and Lisa)

“We would definitely come straight back to you if things get rocky again as you have really helped us” (Sam and Chris)

Why not contact me to discuss what you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working with young adults, individuals and couples to help people make positive choices for change. I am  a Registered Counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5), and a registered member of BACP.  My pratice has a team of 10 Associate's at the Old Surgery in Leighton Buzzard, i also have years of  experience in schools work and with Brook counselling.

I have experience in working with the impact of domestic and sexual violence, bereavement, anxiety, PTSD (including use of the Rewind technique), self-esteem, issues around pregnancy including infertility, termination, stillbirth and miscarriage, and issues affecting students.

I also have facilitation skills and facilitate Behaviour Change workshops for CSUK (NLP).

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.


Additional information

My fees are £45 per hour for individuals, adult or young person. £60 per hour for couples or £75 for 90 minutes. There is an initial 10 minutes at the beginning of the appointment to do paperwork and discuss what you are looking for from counselling. With my practice the prices varey depending on the  associate you choose.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

we are available for day time and evening appointments. we can usually offer an appointment within a week.

we offer

face to face, telephone and virtual appointments

The Old Surgery
9 Pulford Road
Leighton Buzzard


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Dawn Hodge

Dawn Hodge