About me

If you are seeking a happier, healthier, more balanced life, I can help you.  My name is Dawnie Browne.  I run a Mind-Body Health Consultancy for adults and young people offering Counselling, Mentoring, Breath Training and Reiki Courses for Self-Care.  Here, you can find:

  • peace of mind
  • happier relationships
  • the ability to relax & manage stress & anxiety
  • self-esteem & the confidence to be yourself
  • methods to cope with anger, pain & powerful feelings
  • techniques to enhance concentration, presence & performance
  • freedom from troubles related to your past, present & future
  • the resilience to live to your potential

My aim is to help you find the inner freedom to thrive, in your life, health and relationships.

My Approach is Collaborative

I accompany you on a journey of self-discovery, beyond your social conditioning home to your true self.  So you can be the person you were born to be and live with self-forgiveness, self-love, inner freedom and purpose.  With the tools to balance your breath, body and brain and support the harmony of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

What makes successful therapy?

Research shows that the success of therapy is determined by the quality of the therapeutic relationship between Counsellor and client.  My focus is on providing a safe space in which your dignity and uniqueness are respected and celebrated, so you can get to know your self in a manner that is perhaps deeper than ever before.  The way we work will be as unique as you are and the relationship we create together.  I tailor my skills and approach to meet your inidvidual needs. 

Feeling apprehensive is a natural part of looking for a therapist you can trust. If you are unsure of what you are looking for, please get in touch and we can find out what you need, together.  I will greet you with dignity, integrity and genuine care. 


I am a trained Teacher and Counsellor, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I began researching the role of breathing in optimising wellbeing and quality of life in 2005 and established Breath Perception® as an official method in 2011. I founded Breathe4wellbeing Consultancy in 2011. In response to Covid-19 my work went online and I now work with people from around the world.

My insight into Human Thriving and the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection is the result of research, my own trauma recovery journey, and the following multi-disciplinary study:

  • Training as a Counsellor to Masters Degree level & as a Teacher of adults & young people
  • 16 years researching the role of breathing in assisting recovering & optimising well being & quality of life (this led me to found Breath Perception®)
  • Training as a Reiki Teacher in Thailand over 2.5 years
    Studying for 2.5 years in Thailand, Meditation practices endorsed by the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (N.I.C.E) in the treatment of difficulties associated with stress & anxiety
  • Training in Massage & Bodywork 
    Studying Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • 28 years exploring Yoga & Meditation

To read my full bio please visit my website by clicking the link at the top of this page.

I offer Counselling, Breath Perception® Training, Reiki Courses and Tailored Self-Care.

The videos below will help you get to know me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Improve Your Quality of Life by learning Breath Perception®

What Is Breath Perception®?

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters Degree Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • BA Honours Degree in Human Communication & Communication Disorders
  • Primary School Teacher Training

Additional Qualifications

  • Children's Counselling Training through the charity The Place 2Be
  • Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology (Trauma, Stress & Anxiety)
  • Reiki I, II & Master (Qualified teacher)
  • Diploma in Yoga Practice
  • Training in Advanced Yoga Practice

I have gained substantial experience working with adults and young people in the following settings:

  • for the respected local charity Sunderland Counselling Services
  • within an Educational Psychology service
  • within FE colleges
  • for the national children's charity, The Place 2Be

I have also worked in New York and FE colleges as a learning and well being coach, supporting self-esteem, concentration, goal setting, self-awareness and self-care, preparation for presentations and interviews, running relaxation and meditation groups for concentration, stress management & decision making.

Combining awareness of the breath, body and brain I have supported clients to manage strong feelings such as anger and understand that the energy of anger can be used positively and creatively.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Where appropriate to your wish and need I offer the following treatments which can be integrated within sessions:

  • Reiki
  • Breath Perception® (a powerful method of consciously relaxing yourself, strengthening resilience & improving your quality of life)

Photos & videos


Additional information

Payment is to be made one week in advance by online transfer. If you cancel a session with 72+ hours notice you will receive a refund or be able to transfer your payment to cover your next session. If you cancel with less than 72 hours notice you will incur the full fee.

£65 per (60 min) counselling session

£65 per (60 min) Breathing session

I work daytimes and evenings. For information re. my availability please get in touch.

If you have questions about any aspect of payment, please ask.


Weekdays until 8pm. I provide Breathing Workshops and Reiki Courses at weekends.

Breathe 4 Well Being Consultancy
Durham (Sacriston)
County Durham

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Dawnie Browne

Dawnie Browne