Hi, I'm Dawn and I'm a BACP registered counsellor.
I offer a dedicated time in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore your 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.
I work face to face, via zoom or telephone and also offer Walk & Talk therapy sessions.
Finding the counsellor that is right for you is so important; someone you can build a relationship of mutual trust, respect and caring with. Call or message me to arrange a free initial phone consultation - a chat to see how I might be able to help you and to see if you feel comfortable for us to work together.
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. If you are then happy to continue, we will arrange to have further regular sessions.
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 counselling supervisor.
I am a registered 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:
Feeling low / sad
Problems at work, college or university
... and much, much more
Please phone, text or message me to see how I might be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Walk & Talk Counselling and Ecotherapy
Registered 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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 feel more comfortable with this.
For those who prefer being out with nature, I also offer Walk & Talk Therapy which is exactly as it sounds - taking the therapy session outdoors. See my website for more details.