Dawn Tinning

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Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP Accred
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Livingston, West Lothian, EH53
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I offer therapy that is confidential, respectful and non-judgemental. In this therapeutic environment we can work together to help you to identify and explore your own thoughts and feelings enabling you to develop more insight and understanding of what is going on for you.

There are many reasons why people come to counselling, here is just a few examples:

  • You may be experiencing difficulties in your life at the moment i.e. perhaps a difficult relationship, difficulties at work, someone very special has died or you may feel you have lost yourself and that the world is not a safe place.  Exploring your feelings and experiences with your counsellor can help you feel less overwhelmed and help you feel more in control of your own emotions and situations.  This can lead to you understanding yourself more and help you move on from your present difficulties.
  • You and your partner may be experiencing difficulties in your relationship. Couple counselling can help you both talk about your feelings and find ways of communicating more effectively with each other.
  • You may be a young person experiencing difficulties or be a concerned parent of a young person experiencing difficulties. I work with young people aged 14 years and above.
  • You may be looking to do some self development to help you make some positive changes in your life. Talking this through with a qualified counsellor can help you to clarify your thoughts and support you during this time of change.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working from a dedicated counselling room in my home in the West Lothian area. As well as my experience working in private practice I also have experience working as a counsellor within NHS primary and secondary care, within education and working with organisations providing staff with counselling support.   I work with adults, young people and couples. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Persona)
Diploma in Counselling (University of Lancaster)
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Stirling University)
Certificate in Mindfulness (Persona)
Certificate in Supervision (Strathclyde University)
NES Generic Supervision Certificate
Certificate in Person-centred Couple and Family Therapy           

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their code of ethics.

I have a well established private practice (I have been running my practice for over 10 years) and currently share my time working privately (3 days) and working within NHS primary and secondary care (2 days) providing both counselling and supervision. I am registered as a recommended counsellor with many insurance companies, charities and EAP providers. I also provide supervision to counselling colleagues, trainee counsellors and other professionals.  I am registered with many of the counselling training organisations and universities.

I have over 15 years experience:

  • working in NHS primary and secondary care in a clinic and GP setting with adults (over 16 years) referred by their GP or by other health professionals
  • working for charitable organisations offering counselling to their clients and supervision to their staff
  • providing workplace counselling for organisations who aim to support staff who are experiencing difficulties, this is usually short term therapy
  • working with young people (aged 14+) experiencing difficulties
  • working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship

I have also past experience working within education, managing an EAP service and setting up and managing a counselling service for young people (aged 10 - 25).

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

Individual Counselling fee is £55 per session.
Couple Counselling fee is £70 per session.

Supervision fee is £55 for a 1 hour session, £80 for a 1.5 hour session.  A reduced rate of £50 for a 1 hour session, £75 for a 1.5 hour session is offered to trainee counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 11.15am - 8.15pm, Tuesday 4.45pm - 8.15pm, Wednesday 10.00am - 8.15pm, Thursday 11.15am - 8.15pm

Further information

Some issues clients bring to counselling

  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulties at Work
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Health
  • Change
  • Abuse: sexual, emotional and physical
  • Child related issues
  • Gender
  • Identity

These are just some examples of the issues clients bring to counselling however please remember that you can bring any issue that is worrying you or making you unhappy.  

East Calder, Livingston, West Lothian, EH53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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In person

I qualified as a supervisor in 2013 and work with qualified and trainee counsellors, supporting them to work ethically and well with their clients.

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Dawn Tinning
Dawn Tinning