Dawn Richards PgDip, Cou Dip, BACP Registered
Welcome to my profile!
How I can help you?
It is not always that easy to talk through how we are really feeling to those around us. Especially if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, an addiction, anger or relationship issues. Sometimes we don’t want to burden them. Or we feel they just won’t understand.
When you come to see me, I provide:
Support as an individual and not just a number
I will give you the opportunity to explore any issues or problems you could be experiencing without condemnation or judgement.
Helping you to live your life to your full potential
How we will work together
I have a good track record of working with clients where I look at the underlying causes and not just what is happening in your life right now, how you are feeling and the issues you are facing. I will help you understand why you feel or behave the way you do. I will support you and provide you with tools for your life. This will help you to live your life beyond therapy.
I also work Holistically, looking at everything that affects you. This would be what you think and feel, your self-worth, your health, your surroundings and the people in your life etc. For example, if you are experiencing general anxiety disorder, when your health or nutrition is poor it affects how you feel about yourself. You will struggle to improve things as the energy that good food and sleep gives you would be lacking. Another example is if you experience a panic disorder. I will support you, not only in working through the underlying issues, I will provide relaxation techniques and activities you could incorporate in your life easily.
I work in Sutton Coldfield
I have premises conveniently located in Sutton Coldfield Town Centre. It is easily accessible by public transport with parking, both free and paid, close by. The premises has disabled access.
I also work online
Online therapy will give you the opportunity to speak to me through Skype without having to meet me face to face.
Online therapy also gives you the opportunity to speak to me without having to meet me face to face. This could be for whatever reason
Who do I work with?
I work with individuals on a 1:1 basis
What happens in the first session?
I understand that taking the first steps for help could be daunting, but people would describe me as warm, friendly and down to earth. The first session will be a start for us to get to know each other and for you to begin to understand how I work.
What can you do next?
I also offer free 15-minute, telephone consultation to help you understand how I work and how I can help you. You can contact me by telephone on 07748 297480 or by email.
I Look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in a number of agencies offering both long and short term counselling. I currently work as a professional therapeutic counsellor in private practice and in a local charitable organisation
I also have the following qualifications
- Post Graduate Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (HIP)
- NCFE Diploma in Counselling
- Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner - Professional Diploma
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Theory
Year long Open University courses in:
- Child Development
- Exploring Psychology
- Cognitive Theory
- Social Development
- BA (Hons) Business Studies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Registered member of BACP with a Certificate of Proficiency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural issues
- Religious abuse
- Spiritual abuse
- Personal development
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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Fees are £40 for one full hour for individual therapy
£60 per hour for couples
Some limited availability for those on a low income and counselling students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|