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Psychotherapist/ Counselling/ Child counsellor/ Play Therapy
Central London NW6 & London EC1V

About me

I offer a space for you to feel able to explore and work through issues that can sometimes make us feel overwhelmed. It can be a tremendous strain to go through challenging times on our own, when all we want, is to be in a safe space, where we are able to open up to exploring and examining our feelings, so that we can see a way forward.

I offer short and long term therapy, bereavement counselling  CBT  Play therapy

I  also work with Local Authorities to help stabilise family issues and foster placements and I write and deliver trainings for this sector.

I have experience of working within an IAPT environment and I provide reports for court related issues

I also offer sessions on Zoom, Teams, Facetime and by telephone so please feel free to email me, so that we can arrange an introductory chat.

WHAT I CAN HELP YOU WITH

I work with issues around Anxiety, Race related issues, Fostering, Fertility,  Family issues, Separation, Premature birth, Childhood issues, Bereavement, Depression, General stress, Work related stress,  Redundancy, Relationships,  Life changing decisions,  Business stress.

In the corporate world, I work with general stress and conflict in the workplace and with individuals, in understanding issues of race and difference.

ABOUT ME AND MY THERAPY

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, which means that I have a wider perspective of different counselling styles and I am therefore able to tailor my work to support your individual needs, according to the challenges that you might be facing at any given time, rather than trying to fit you into a style that does not match your specific needs. If you are seeking emotional support for any of the above issues, my aim is to provide a safe space for you to work through whatever challenges that you may be facing, so that you can feel supported. 

In or out of the workplace, we can sometimes shut down from our feelings in order to cope, whilst pursuing demanding careers, which then leads to potential burnout. Ambition and self awareness when balanced together, can be very empowering giving us the opportunity to lead fulfilling family lives whilst still being able to pursue high powered career paths. My training in the corporate world and my training in Psychotherapy, has enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of how to find a way to balance the two life states, so that we can lead happy and empowering lives, whilst fulfilling our dreams.

I also provide a space for the entrepreneur who feels under pressure whilst trying to make things work. It is a space for you to come to during challenging times, as well as times when you are just seeking support when dealing with issues with employees, partners or being in the midst of making career decisions and would like to work through some fears related to the situations that can sometimes make us feel overwhelmed and confused, or when you just simply realise that what you need is a place where you are able to work through your feelings, in order to make sense of things to be sure that you're on the right life/career path.

Training, qualifications & experience


Post Graduate - Integrative Psychotherapy,  Diploma - Integrative Counselling: The Minster Centre/ Middlesex university.  Play therapy: Place2Be,  Registered Educator: Circle Of security   

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their ethical framework.

                       

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


I work with stress, executive stress, Anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, dementia, age, foster carers, family issues, fertility, premature birth, childhood issues.

When I work

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday available by appointment

Further information


My practice is located in NW6 and is within easy walking distance from both the underground and overground stations and many bus routes and in EC1 for the convenience of those employed in the City.

Central London, NW6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Dawn Spence

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