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About me

I offer a dedicated time in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore these feelings and experiences and help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. This can lead to you having more self-confidence, a greater feeling of self-worth and the ability to better manage life’s problems and challenges.

Finding the counsellor that is right for you is so important; someone you can build a relationship of mutual trust, respect and caring with. I am happy to offer a free initial phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.

What to expect

At our first session I will find out more about you to get a real sense of who you are. We will discuss what has brought you to counselling, what you want from it and how we can best work together to achieve that.

As an integrative counsellor, I have training and experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches and so can tailor each session to your individual need, whether it is working in the here and now or exploring your past.

Regardless of the approach I will always be trying to see things from your point of view, going at your pace, working with you as an equal to explore your feelings, emotions, fears and experiences to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and find your own solutions.

We will meet once a week at the same time and place for 50 minutes.

How I ensure that I continue to provide the best service

I have regular supervision with a trained therapeutic counsellor.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.

I undertake regular training, reading, webcasts, etc to continually improve my knowledge and stay up-to-date with current issues and practices.

What counselling can help with

Talking through your thoughts, feelings, fears and experiences can help you start to make sense of them.

Counselling is beneficial for:

Depression
Feeling low / sad
Anxiety
Stress
Panic attacks
Relationship issues
Problems at work, college or university
Bereavement
Trauma
Sexual issues
Addiction problems
Financial issues

... and much more

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I have experience of working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, exam stress, relationship issues, childhood trauma, intrusive thoughts and bullying. I also have in-depth knowledge of the 12 step program, with considerable experience in supporting friends and family of alcoholics.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Up to £55

Further information

The room that I use is large and airy and I comply to all Covid restrictions so that you can feel safe and secure.

However, I also offer online counselling via zoom or telephone for those who would rather not venture out at the moment or would simply be more comfortable with this.

Local Counselling Centre
Venture House
Fifth Avenue
Letchworth
Herts
SG6 2HW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Currently Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Dawn Wilson, MBACP

Dawn Wilson, MBACP