Dawn Houghton

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MBACP, S.A.C.Dip. Adv.Dip
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 15 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 work  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.

I offer online and Telephone Sessions

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
  • I am DBS Checked

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

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Cost per 60min session:
Private: Individuals £50.00

Online £45
Couples £65.00
Telephone: £40.00
Students: £35.00
Organisations £50.00
Counsellors: £45.00

Some concessions available please ask


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When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Phone or email for full details.

Further information

I work from home and you come to me, I also offer telephone/Zoom sessions, I have a office based in Leigh. 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.

Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Telephone and Online counselling sessions available

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