About me

Just for a moment, I invite you to imagine how things could be different for you.

Life can often race past us, where we may have forgotten about ourselves, who we are, and what it is we want and need. 
Maybe you are realising that you want more from your life and for that to happen, you need to make changes but this is something that is not possible for you to do alone. 

Difficulties with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, suicidal thoughts, trauma, or feeling sad with low self-esteem and confidence can really effect daily life. 

Facing these challenges and difficulties alone can often make us feel overwhelmed and unsure about who we are, and if change is even possible. This can feel debilitating and restricting, where your life may feel controlled. The smallest of things in your life may have suddenly become one of your biggest tasks and challenges. 

How I can help you

I will support you to explore your feelings and difficulties. I will listen to you to understand who you are as a person and the things that you want from life. Together we can work on change in a safe environment that will allow you to bring all versions of yourself without the fear of being judged.  

Talking in a safe space filled with warmth, empathy and compassion, you will feel held, supported and accepted for who you are.

I will help you to explore ways to move forward, finding practical steps to take control of your difficulties. We will look at building coping mechanisms and stronger resilience to overcome these obstacles and challenges.

This will help you to make positive changes and gain new perspectives, enabling you to reach your goals, heal and live the life you deserve

My style

I have a laid back non clinical approach, where I work in a very open and transparent way. My style is warm, friendly and allows laughter and celebration. Together we will celebrate your progress, no matter how big or small. 

I work creatively and visually to help verbalise any difficult and painful unspoken words. This can help to unblock feeling stuck and any emotional roadblocks you may feel.

Next Step

Reaching out for help can feel scary and overwhelming. I know how this feels for you right now as I too have overcome many hurdles in my own life. 
I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone meeting, where you will be able to ask me any questions that you may have and talk about why you feel that you may benefit from counselling. If you feel comfortable with me and feel I am the right counsellor for you, together we can book a counselling session together.

There is always hope, no matter how small this feels. I invite you to get in touch with me, where together we can find your new beginning, your place of calm, and where you belong in life.

Contact me by phone, email, or via my website.

If you respond by email: please check your junk folder for my response, if my reply isn’t displayed in your inbox. I respond to all my enquires but sometimes my emails end up in junk/spam folders.
I aim to respond within 24/48 hours. 

Men’s Mental Health and Well-being

I have a keen interest in supporting Men’s mental health and well-being. I have experience of counselling men, where I have taken extra training within this area of work. I have a particular interest in supporting suicide and intrusive thoughts, however these are not exhaustive areas.

Together in a safe and supported space, we can explore any difficulties or troubles that you feel are weighing you down.

If you feel that you need some extra support or a space to talk, I invite you to reach out to me and get the help you need.  

Children and Young People (age 9-18 years)

I help Children and Young People (9-18 years), overcome a range of difficulties and challenges. I integrate both talking and creative therapies into my counselling sessions. Through gentle exploration at their own pace, we will talk about the impact these difficulties and challenges are having on their day to day life and mental well-being.

In line with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I have additional specialist training to support my professional practice as a Children and Young Persons Counsellor:

  • CPACB Level 5: Advanced Specialist Training Counselling Children and Young People.
  • This ensures I meet The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Competency framework.
  • The BACP competency framework identifies the competences required for delivering effective Humanistic Counselling with Children and Young People. This ensures my work is safe, ethical and professional at all times.
    I work online and also by telephone.

Walking and talking therapy is available but is subject to the Young Persons age.

If you feel I am the right Counsellor for your child or young person, please reach out and send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & The National Counselling Society ( MNCS ).

  • CPACB Level 5 Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People.
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills.

As well as my private practice, I am currently working part-time as a School Counsellor in Primary and Secondary Schools in the Barnsley area, working with ages 9-18 years.

I also have experience of working within in different NHS settings within Barnsley.

  • Integrative person-centred approach.
  • Training in Walking and Talking Therapy.
  • Telephone and Online Counselling (accredited by NCS).
  • Cruse Bereavement : Loss and Bereavement.
  • Counselling Bereaved during Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • End of Life Diploma.
  • Loss and Bereavement Diploma.
  • Addiction Diploma.
  • Accredited Pregnancy and Infant loss Training.
  • Working with Child abuse.
  • Working with Trauma and shame.
  • Working with Dissociation and DID.
  • Working with Suicide and Harm.
  • Men's Mental Health training.
  • Helping young people manage low mood and depression during Covid-19.
  • Anxiety in Children and Young People during Covid-19.
  • ​Safeguarding Adults Level 1-4.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1-3.
  • Pediatric First Aid Training.
  • Data Protection/GDPR.
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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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Zoom and Telephone sessions £40 per 50mins.
  • Walking and Talking therapy £45 per 50 mins.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Monday 9-00am to 6-00 pm.
  • Thursday 9-00am to 6-00 pm.
  • Friday 9-00 am to 6-00 pm.
  • Saturday 9-30am to 12-00 pm.

Further information

  • My counselling practice is based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
  • I am close to the M1 motorway ( Junction 36 ),  Dearne Valley parkway.
  • My therapy room is approximately a 3 min walk away from the local train station.
  • There is ample car parking available.

Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S73

Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Dawn Saxton

Dawn Saxton