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Hi, I'm Dawn and I'm a BACP registered counsellor working face to face, via zoom or by telephone.
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.
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, usually 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
- Panic attacks
- Relationship issues
- Problems at work, college or university
- Sexual issues
- Addiction problems
- Financial issues
... 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)
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
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
From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Daytime rate: £45 for 50 minutes
Evening rate: £55 for 50 minutes
A few concession slots are available.
When I work
I work Monday / Wednesday evenings from 4pm and Thursday / Friday mornings.
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.