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Dawn Purver, CTA, MSc Psychotherapy, Dipl Counselling, MBACP (Accred), UKCP

Chandlers Ford SO53 & Basingstoke RG24
Registered / Accredited
Chandlers Ford SO53 & Basingstoke RG24

About me

Welcome to my profile! I am a private practitioner providing both counselling and psychotherapy. My counselling rooms are located in Chandlers Ford, close to Winchester and Southampton, set within a discrete building with free parking, good public transport links and only a couple of minutes from J12 M3.

I also work from Basingstoke in the Chineham area.

What is counselling or therapy?
"Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things". (BACP- British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists, 2012)

Specialist Experience
I have a number of specialist areas: cross cultural work, issues relating to third culture and re-entry into birth country, childhood sexual abuse, rape and trauma; in addition I have a great deal of experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, loss and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic work and client experience has involved extensive periods of living and working overseas as an expatriate, and also within the humanitarian sector; I am therefore familiar with these challenges and work internationally using a secure online platform.

How do I work?
I work with each person in a way that is meaningful to where they are in life at that point in time. This means that I will work with you to understand how you see the world, your values and what is important to you and together find a way forward towards a more fulfilling life.

My way of working is relational, using an integrated approach; I therefore utilise different theoretical models as they suit each person as a unique human being. It maybe that you have a diagnosis and together we would explore the root causes and the potential you have to make the changes you want.

I work with anyone over the age of 16 and I hold an enhanced CRB certificate.
I can provide both long term, and short term therapy and we would agree an initial number of sessions and review continually throughout our therapeutic relationship.

If you have any queries, or you would like to make an appointment please contact me either by email, or mobile.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Relational TA Psychotherapy: Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University)
  • Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
  • Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Metanoia Institute
  • HE Certificate in Humanistic Counselling based on TA: Winchester University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills: Basingstoke College of Technology
  • I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and UKCP Reg. and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the following Transactional Analysis professional organisations: EATA, and UKATA.
  • Tutor and Team Leader (Mental Health) for PRIME (Partners in International Medical Education)
  • Registered member of the International Therapist Directory
  • Hold an enchanced CRB certificate
  • Trained in Critical Incident (Crisis) Intervention Response

25 years of experience of living and working overseas, across 3 continents. 8 years experience of specific clinical work, and also management of a rape and sexual abuse crisis centre, and ISVA (Independant Sexual Violence Advisor) Service.

3 years of training individuals and organisations on complex trauma and issues relating to psychiatric impatient care.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKATA (org)

UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UK Association for Transactional Analysis

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.

UK Council for 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

Cross cultural issues

Third Culture (TCKs, ATCKs)

Re-entry into passport country

Transition

Expatriate issues

Humanitarian worker support

Photos & videos

Fees

I work with individuals on a weekly basis for either short term or long term work.

Individuals: £50 for a 50 minute session.  Couples: £60 for an hour session

(Concessions for unemployed available)

Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24

Chandlers Ford
Hampshire
SO53

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Availability daytimes 9-6pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Dawn Purver,  CTA, MSc Psychotherapy, Dipl Counselling, MBACP (Accred), UKCP

Dawn Purver, CTA, MSc Psychotherapy, Dipl Counselling, MBACP (Accred), UKCP