Dawn Warwick has been supporting families, children & young people since 2004 and has developed her private practice ‘Alternative Approaches’ specialising in using Natural World Therapies to work through and overcome life’s challenges. She has extensive experience of working with trauma; loss; anxiety and depression as well as work related stress and family difficulties.
Dawn’s passion is working with Clay and Nature and having the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of these mediums feels that they offer a sustainable therapeutic approach which not only brings about positive impact on mental health but also provides a positive physical health impact too. As an Integrative Advanced Therapeutic Counsellor, Dawn’s practice incorporates Clay Therapy, to an advanced level; Nature Therapy; SandPlay Therapy; Animal Assisted Therapy.
As a Natural World Therapist it is a privilege to be able to support people from all walks of life suffering from life trauma’s, challenge’s and experiences using therapies that provide a calm and grounding opportunity. This is carried out in an environment which helps to process thoughts and feelings safely and empowers an individual to become the best version of themselves that they can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Professional Psycho-therapeutic Counselor
- Advanced Clay Practitioner
- SandPlay Therapist
- Nature Therapist
- Animal Assisted Therapist
- Telephone and on-line therapist
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.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Average session charge £40:00 - £50:00 (counselling)
Average supervision charge £45per hour
When I work
Some availability Weekday's day time and Saturday Morning
Evening sessions for both counselling or supervision
Having spent over 15 years supporting families, children & young people, which has lead naturally into my private counselling practice, I feel passionate about using natural therapies recognising the value these have to offer in supporting all fields of mental health and well-being which include:
· Trauma Support (both past and present)
· Emotional fatigue & work related stress
· Social Anxiety
· General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
· Loss and Bereavement
· Relationship breakdown
· Confidence and self-esteem issues
· Low mood
My passion is with Natural World Therapies and having the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of these mediums feel they offer a sustainable therapeutic approach which not only brings about positive impact on mental health but also provides a positive physical health impact too.
My range of therapies includes:
· Advanced Practitioner Clay Therapy
· Nature Therapy including ‘Walk & Talk’ therapy
· SandPlay Therapy
· Animal Assisted Therapy
· Integrated Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counselling
As a Natural World Therapist it is a privilege to be able to support people coming from all walks of life suffering from life trauma’s; challenge’s and experiences using therapies that provide a calm and grounding opportunity in an environment which helps to process thoughts and feelings and thus empower an individual to become the best version of themselves that they can be.
The pages on my web site explains the types of therapy available and will help you to decide if this feels like the right support for you.
Remember this is your personal journey and as such a very private as well as a potentially emotional one; It is important you find the right therapist and therapy for you and it IS OK to want to be sure this is right for you; I am happy to talk through any concerns you may have and for you to ask any questions that you need to in order for you to make your choice in this part of your life journey.
It’s YOUR choice; it’s YOUR journey & it’s also OK if this isn’t right for you but if you feel this is what you want for your therapeutic journey then I would be honoured to hear from you.