Dionne Marie Ward (Dionne Marie Counselling)
Welcome to my page. I am a qualified and BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Wellbeing Coach. I work from my private practice and I offer a space for you that is met with empathy, warmth and without judgement. Having faced many physical and emotional challenges in my life and experienced personal therapy myself, I am able to draw upon this in my work with you.
My work is integrative which allows me to offer you support tailored to your emotional, mental and physical need. My technique uses talking and solution focused therapy and art therapy including sand tray work. You will be welcomed into a warm open space where you can speak freely, where we will create a therapeutic relationship enabling you to feel heard by me and creating the conditions required for change and healing.
As I walk along your path to understand your world through your eyes our work together will enable deep exploration of your current feelings whether that be worry, distress, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger or any feelings that are currently overwhelming you. Our work will also support a better understanding of self; how you communicate, your coping mechanisms and areas such as self-worth leading to an increased awareness of how you process and the effect that has on your life enabling you to develop a change in thought and behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience in Bereavement and Terminal Illness Counselling, working for Macmillan Cancer Support for over 2 years. With cancer patients and loved ones I have found the presenting issues of my clients have been loss, grief, one’s own mortality, trauma, anxiety, change, anger and fear.
Working as a Student Counsellor at Worthing College I worked with students aged 16-18 yrs. Dealing with client challenges such a relationship breakdown, anxiety, anger, behavioural issues.
I qualified to Diploma level in Therapeutic Counselling with Cara Counselling in Worthing. I have also trained as a Wellbeing and Recovery Coach. In addition I have Professional Development Certificates in EFT, Trauma, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders. I have completed the Samaritans telephone training and volunteered with them previously.
In addition to my counselling and coaching work I also run Women’s Enrichment Training Courses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays from 1pm onwards
Types of client