Dawn Hosmer

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BACP Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bishop's Stortford CM23 & Ongar CM5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 People seek counselling to help them deal with life's ups and downs. Maybe you've found yourself here because you feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed - or because of an unexpected life event.

Life can be challenging, throwing us curve balls and knocking us off guard, and sometimes, we need a little help. Having experience working with complex issues and challenging situations with people from all backgrounds, I understand how difficult life can be.

I work using a person-centred and humanistic method. I help you learn about yourself and gain empathy and acceptance for yourself and others. Sessions are in person or online. As your therapist, I will support and structure your sessions to help you discover your solution to your problems. I offer you a free consultation at your convenience.

One of the areas that I find I work with is adult survivors of childhood trauma, either from addictive parents or abuse from physical to emotional. Or possibly a painful divorce or death of a parent at a young age, the impact has resulted in clients making choices based on a need to feel valid over their actual needs being met. 

I, too, have had traumatic life events and experienced childhood trauma; I understand how it shaped my early life and the choices I made, which is why I am passionate about helping others. 

 Counselling helped me become who I am today. Now, I am passionate about helping others. 

Help starts with a conversation in a safe and confidential space. 

Going through tough times is never easy, especially when dealing with emotions. The good news is that you don't have to face it alone!

Counselling is a tool to help you find hope and work through your struggles. It's normal to feel vulnerable and uneasy, but as your counsellor, I will create a safe and caring space for you to open up.

You'll be able to overcome negative thoughts and patterns and start seeing positive changes in your life. Remember that it takes time and effort, but you'll always have the support you need.

Together, we can work on present and past events so you can manage your life.

Public liability insurance covered 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB level 2,3,4
  • Adversity in childhood UCL dip
  • BACP online counselling diploma 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adult survivors of childhood abuse, physical, emotional and sexual . Adults that were children of additive parents,

menopause, chronic illness, cancer patients. LGBTQ 


£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I offer open-ended counselling with different plans to suit different client needs. 

Free Phone or Online Consultation: This is a one-off 15-minute phone session to discuss your needs and agree on an approach.

Introductory Block: Six sessions for £240, £40 per session, to people new to therapy. Either face-to-face in Bishop Stortford or online 

Block of 10: 10 sessions, minimum once per week. £50 per session. £500 total. Can be paid in 2 payments 

Open-Ended: book weekly in advance; each session is £60. Pay as you go 

Concessions are available for emergency services, police, fire and all NHS workers.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

EAP counselling available 

Bishop's Stortford, Essex, CM23

Ongar, Essex, CM5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams