Dawn Toone Reg.BACP Dip.Couns
I am a registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Integrative counsellor. My practise provides one to one counselling and bereavement support in Hertford and the surrounding areas.
Although I specialise in bereavement I also work with a wide range of issues at a time and pace directed by my clients so whether you are looking for short term therapy for a specific situation or long term therapy to explore deeper issues I can help.
As an integrative counsellor I use a range of approaches when working with clients. I also assess and work in a way that suits that individual clients needs.
Contacting me and getting started:
To set up an initial FREE 30 minute consultation please call or email. We can discuss what you would like to get out of counselling. During the consultation you can get a feel of if you would like to work with me (there is no obligation) and set up a second session. We can then decide how often you would like to meet weekly, fortnightly etc
I work from my counselling room in Hertford but if travelling is an issue I can also offer home visits where appropriate in Welwyn, Hertford, Ware and Borough of Broxbourne, please contact me via email or phone to discuss.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified as an integrative counsellor
This means that I use a range of counselling theories and approaches within my work ensuring that I work with each client as and individual tailoring our sessions to suit their needs. I strongly believe that no one approach to therapy is the complete solution to working with depression and anxiety and I will use whatever is appropriate to that individual client which may incorporate one or more approaches.
Counselling approaches and techniques that I use within my work include:
- Psychodynamic (focusing on the past and past attachments & their connections to the present)
- Person-Centred (focusing on the client and building relationships and interpersonal skills)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (focusing on practical coping strategies and skills & tackling negative thought processes)
- Gesalt (focusing on developing self awareness for personal growth)
In addition to my private work I also work as a Counsellor for young people aged between 11-25 at a charity called Signpost based in West Hertfordshire, in addition to this I also help to run one of their social groups for young people. I have also had extensive training in working with Bereavement with the Hertfordshire branch of a charity called Cruse Bereavement Care and currently work as a Bereavement volunteer providing both one to one support as well as assisting to run bereavement support groups.
My formal qualifications include CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Ascentis Awareness in Bereavement Care.
I have also had additional training in child protection, sexual abuse, autism & sudden and traumatic death.
I also hold current training certificates in Level 1 Child protection and Level 3 safeguarding children for Hertfordshire County Council in conjunction with my role at Signpost.
I continue to attend regular training courses to keep myself up to date with current theories, legislation and ways of working. I am also working towards BACP Accreditation.
In September 2016 I will be embarking on specialist training on bereavement in children and young people with Cruse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Teenagers & Young People
I can offer both daytime or evening appointments at my consulting room in Hertford, I can also offer home visits where appropriate if travel is an issue, within the Hertford/Ware/Welwyn/Borough of Broxbourne areas, please contact me for further details.
I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation - this provides clients with an opportunity to meet, discuss their issues and decide whether they feel they would like to work with me or not.
Sessions cost £40 per 50 minute session.
I offer a concessionary fee of £25 per 50 minute session for students and those on a low income.
Payments can currently be made by cash cheque or electronically by bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays & Fridays 8am-7pm (currently due to other counselling commitments) Tuesdays 8am-3pm Wednesdays 8am-4pm Saturdays 9am-12pm
Types of client