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About me


Feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Relationship problems? Needing to make changes? I can help.

I am here to  Support you to make the changes, that are needed, so you can be the best version of yourself.  I  have been a practising and qualified counsellor for 17 years, counselling children, young adults, older people, couples and families. I cover the Formby, Southport, Crosby  and Knowsley area and provide a professional, personal counselling session in a calming and safe environment.

I have built up a reputable practice, in which i believe speaks for itself through the many referrals i have had from previous and current clients, for which i am very grateful. It has been a privilege to be able to support people in changing their lives for the better, as everyone needs a little support at times.

Changing the lives of people is why I entered this field originally. I bring warmth, a safe and confidential environment where we can both discover which areas of your life you would like to change for the better.

Supervision Clients

Supervision is a reflective process based on the foundation of building rapport and trust. I like to strike the balance between supporting and assisting the counsellors I supervise, with the occasional tailored and individual challenge to help them think and improve their own practice. I am proud that many of my clients have progressed significantly in their careers, and stayed with me throughout their career over significant period of time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic/Relational Counselling (Jean Little). Certificate In Person-Centred Counselling (St Helens College). Certificate in Supervision (from Leeds University.) Diploma (foundation degree) in Informal Education and Communication for Young people (Canterbury University). Life Coaching Diploma (International Coaching Academy)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching, Supervision and holistic therapies.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£ 35- £50

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors




Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Supervision available.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dawn Johnston MBACP

Dawn Johnston MBACP