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About me

I am a good listener, a genuine reliable person, empathic, non judgemental and have a love of helping others. I work with Person Centred Approach, I have 13 years experience and have a wealth of experience having worked in various settings. I work with a varied caseload. Mental health issues ranging from anxiety, depression, self harm, OCD, family issues, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem and more. Each issue being dealt with on a personal level and helping the client to gain an understanding and move forward. For the past 5 years I have worked in a Hospice providing Bereavement and Grief support to family members and friends.I have experience with couples, relationship issues and alcohol problems and have worked as an alcohol support worker. I have the ability to cope with emotional situations in a patient and calm manner.

Are you wanting to make changes in your life but unsure of where to start. I believe talking to someone outside your family and circle of friends gives you the freedom to be open and honest without judgement.

I am a fully qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor I am a registered member of the BACP,I am bound by and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I offer a professional and confidential service

I offer one-one sessions. I work with couples, individuals or groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Advanced Diploma (Postgraduate)
  • Counselling Diploma in person centred counselling
  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Level 3, awarded a distinction
  • Awarded student of year Wigan and Leigh College 2007
  • I hold current and full Professional Idemnity Insurance

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Cost per 60min session:

Private: Individuals £35.00
Couples £60.00
Telephone: £35.00
Students: £25.00
Organisations £45.00
Counsellors: £25.00

Some concessions available please ask


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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Phone or email for full details.

Further information

I work from home and you come to me, I also offer telephone sessions, I have been a counsellor for over 12yrs, I am available for appointments during the day 9am until 5pm or early evening 5.30pm until 7.30pm, please ring for full details.
Some people come for a few sessions, some for a few months and others decide to come longer term, it all depends on the individuals needs.

To get started please ring or email me about your session and we can talk about what you would like to achieve from your Counselling sessions.

All counselling sessions are completely confidential.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

Telephone and web counselling sessions available

Types of client

Older adults
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Dawn Houghton MBACP, S.A.C.Dip. Adv.Dip

Dawn Houghton MBACP, S.A.C.Dip. Adv.Dip