Hi my name is Dawn welcome to my website. I appreciate deciding to have counselling can be quite daunting, therefore it is important that you choose the right counsellor to suit your needs. Counselling is a time set aside for you. What you talk about will vary according to your needs. You are free to discuss what you wish from everyday events, dilemmas, feelings, thoughts and fears.
I now work in private practice, however for the past 14 years I had been employed as an Adult and Children’s counsellor and Manager of the family support service at a local hospice. During that time, I have gained extensive experience working with adults, children and young people and also with those who have a life limiting condition and receiving palliative care. I have managed and facilitated bereavement groups and workshops for both adults and children. I have a wide experience in training also. I can help with issues such as divorce, illness, abuse, stress, trauma, work related issues, bereavement and general counselling.
I enjoy working as a counsellor both with children and adults. I believe every human being is unique and has the capacity to recognise their own needs. Helping clients to work through difficult issues is always very rewarding and satisfying for me as a therapist.
We all feel overwhelmed, confused and vulnerable at times during our life and I can offer you a safe and confidential space to work through the issues you are finding difficult.
I normally work at either The Cottage Therapy Centre in Kenilworth, or my office in Warwick.
I am happy to undertake short or long term therapy, and I have flexible working hours, including Saturdays if necessary. The sessions are confidential and last 60 minutes.
If you need any further information about me please give me a call and we can discuss this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor and Supervisor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I consider myself to be a warm and friendly person.
I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and also a Diploma in Childhood Bereavement. I am also an experienced trainer in working with loss, and trained to work with clients that have been sexually abused.
I enjoy working with children also, as they too find it difficult to express, understand and explain their emotions. Their world can be frightening and confusing, especially at certain developmental stages when they have not yet developed the cognitive skills in order to problem solve. Very often children are not given the explanation or opportunity to work through difficult changes at school, within the family and during their own physical and emotional development. Just like adults, children can benefit from counselling. Its proven to help children develop problem-solving skills.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £45 per session which last for 60 minutes. Fees can be paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer. Fees are payable at each session.
I ask that if you need to cancel an appoint you give at least 24 hours notice whenever possible.