Dawn Whiteley

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Dip(HE), MBACP Integrative Counsellor
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Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10
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About me

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start.

You may have lost your way a bit, lost your purpose or lost what used to drive you.  Maybe you have experienced trauma, abuse or loss.  Perhaps coping with a relationship issue, bereavement or questions around gender and sexuality. There could be life stresses, anxieties or worries. Past family issues or current life situations that you just can't figure out for yourself.

Sometimes we struggle to know what it is but we do know it doesn't feel right.  These feelings can consume and overwhelm us and stop us from moving forward.

I follow an Integrative approach to counselling, which looks at the whole person, taking into account their mental, physical and emotional needs.  I trained with the Humanistic model of counselling and pull in from other methods and look at tools and techniques to tailor an individual approach for the client.  Practising in this way enables you to find out about yourself, in the right environment, with respect and regard throughout.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I graduated with a Diploma of Higher Education in Humanistic Counselling and obtained a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

I continue to undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD) to ensure my knowledge and skills are always up-to-date.

Having worked for a local hospice, roles within the NHS and higher education, I have experience of what troubles people can endure and the history or current problems that can stop them from moving forward.

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are £50 and last for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Sessions are held in a comfortable, private counselling room in Southbourne, West Sussex.

Free on street car parking available at all times with bus route and train links nearby.

I am fully registered, insured and operate within GDPR guidelines (registered with ICO).

I have a full, enhanced DBS.

Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Dawn Whiteley
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