Hello, my name is Dawn.
I remember how I felt when I walked into a counselling room for the first time, I was so nervous I could hardly speak.
Along with feeling the nerves I was also felt a sense of bravery, I had finally asked for help, moreover I had taken the first step to my recovery.
From this experience, I felt the desire to help others to discover and understand their own life experiences. I am a now qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP; therefore act in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Framework for Good Practice
My approach is Person Centred, which focuses on client autonomy.
My core belief is that you are the expert on your own life, however given the right conditions you could discover more.
My desire is to help you bring about positive change and recovery.
My aim is to create a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere. A safe space in which you feel accepted and understood, without feeling judgement or fear.
My role is to help to empower and facilitate you to explore, your thoughts and feelings around any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
I offer a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere. I work in a nonjudgemental and empathic way to be there to listen to and support you, offering you space to explore your thoughts and feelings around any difficulties or challenges you may be facing, and for anything you would like to work through.
Whether you’re experiencing the breakdown of a relationship, a bereavement, feeling anxious or depressed or just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Together we can explore the challenges you are facing and help to make sense of what you are feeling; so that you may be able to lead a more authentic and happier life.
I work with adults and young people from age 14+, who may be experiencing grief and loss. I have delivered bereavement counselling for Cruse Bereavement Care & The ellenor Hospice for 6 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies (1 year)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2 year)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Sept 2017
Cruse Accreditation: Awareness in Bereavement Care - The Foundation Course
I am committed to my own Continuous Personal Development and have attended the following training. I also attend regular supervision this ensures I am offering you the best possible service.
Vision Works of Life Training (The Power of Choice) ...2016
Introduction to Play Therapy - PTUK
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Living Works
Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Kent safeguarding Children Board
Self-Harm Essential Knowledge - Selfharm UK
Self-Harm Workshop - Kent Counselling Service
Self-Harm and how to help - SH Education
Adult Mental Awareness - MHFA England
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 30 minute initial telephone consultation which gives you the opportunity to see how you'll feel talking to me as well as asking any questions you might have.
Individual Face to face, telephone or online sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.