Dawn Manton

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Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I imagine you are here looking for support and maybe a place to talk about things that are playing on your mind, that are causing you to feel stuck or trapped. Perhaps you have emotions that are spiralling out of control - maybe you are feeling frustrated or anxious a lot of the time and find it exhausting. Or maybe you feel down, flat and don't know what you can do about it.

Life can really seem overwhelming at times - like with the breakdown of a relationship or the loss of someone you love. At times like these, I think it can be an act of courage and strength to ask for help.

My own experiences have allowed me to value the importance of counselling. I will provide a unique, relaxed and safe space where you can be heard. Counselling can help you to have better understanding of yourself and others, and support you to make positive and empowering change. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 10 years of Counselling and Psychotherapy experience working privately and in the NHS. My approach is centred around you as an individual, rooted in Person centred and Neurobiology and bringing in aspects of CBT, and Transactional analysis.


  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision. Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy. (2020)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (2018)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (level 7).  Salford University, Manchester.  (2012-14)
  • Graduate Certificate Counselling & Psychotherapy (level 6) . Salford University, Manchester.  (2011-12)
  • Supervision in Youth and Community Work.  John Moores University, Liverpool.  (2001)  
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Hugh Baird College, F.E. Liverpool. (1996)

Additional Courses:

  • Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
  • Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals               
  • 101 Transactional Analysis Certificate
  • Working with Shame
  • Understanding Autism & learning Disability    
  • Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self harm.
  • Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma       
  • Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma
  • Working with Trauma that has become Stuck
  • Working with trauma, Trauma triggers and Flashbacks
  • Working with Trauma Memories
  • Working with dissociative Disorders in Clinical practice
  • Trauma and the Body: dissociation and Somatisation
  • Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexualised Trauma           
  • Grief and the pandemic
  • Alcohol, Drugs and function of coping mechanisms. 
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Introduction
  • Working with Body Dysmorphia
  • Working with Bereavement and Loss

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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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Counselling Session - £50  (50 minutes)

Supervision Session £50 (60 Minutes)

Counselling Student Supervision £40 (60 minutes)

Young people, 16 to 24yrs - £40 (50 minutes)

Sliding fees available in special circumstances

Free 15 minute initial telephone consultation

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to arrange a free 15 minute telephone consultation.  No obligation... just to find out more about one another and see if we are happy to work together.

Further information

Telephone and Teams (video) appointments available.

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. If I am unable to answer your call please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. All calls, emails and texts are treated with the strictest confidentiality. 

Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams



I qualified as a Counselling Supervisor in 2020 and have worked remotely during the pandemic.

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