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BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP

About me

Hello and welcome. I'm Dawn and I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am fully qualified and registered and offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy in Spalding.

Sometimes life can be challenging and it can often be difficult to see how we can move forward and make things better for ourselves. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, low moods or relationship difficulties, whatever difficulties you are having, I believe that we each have the capacity for change to take place, we might just need a little help sometimes.

Counselling can provide a place for you to take time out from your problems in order to understand your difficulties and challenges and see things from a different perspective. Together we can explore what might be holding you back and begin the process of lasting change. It can be isolating to struggle on alone, so perhaps it's time to try a different way. Don't keep putting it off, it could change your life

Please see my website: www.dawnwalkersmith.co.uk for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (First Class), gained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham in partnership with Staffordshire University.
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, gained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham.
  • ABC Awards Certificate in Counselling Concepts, gained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham.
  • I have completed additional professional training in Working with Trauma, Working with the victims of Sexual Violence, Working with clients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Bereavement work, Working with Gender Variant clients, supporting Dissociative Identity Disorders (D.I.D.), Working with Mental Health Disorders and the use of Mindfulness in therapy. Re-Wind Therapy, Working Creatively in Counselling.

Member Organisations

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their Ethical codes of practice. Please search www.bacp.co.uk for further details.

I am committed to Continuous Professional Development and also attend regular Supervision to ensure my practice is ethical and provides a high quality of standard to my clients.

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Member organisations


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


Additional information

An Initial Assessment is £55.

I offer one-to-one Counselling and Psychotherapy at £55 per session.

I offer a reduced rate to trainee counsellors who are currently attending a course.

Further information

When it comes to choosing a therapist it can be confusing with so many different types of counselling on offer. Personally I believe that it is the relationship between you and your Counsellor that will make the change.

I offer a free 15 mins telephone consultation so that you can tell me a bit about what's troubling you, if I think I can help I'll suggest that we have an initial assessment to give us the chance to meet and see how we feel about working together. You are not obligated to sign up or continue for any set number of sessions.

I offer therapy at premises in Spalding. My office is centrally located with good road and rail links, it is also fully disabled accessible with several free car parking spaces available.

Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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