John Dawson

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Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Padiham, Lancashire, BB12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be difficult and challenging at times and having someone to support you and talk things through can help you find the strength to overcome difficulties.

I am a qualified therapist with over 18 years experience, working with clients on a one-to-one and group basis. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment to work through difficult and often painful life issues.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, which can be tailored to your specific needs.

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such work to their Code of Ethics.

If you think I may be the right therapist for you then please get in touch to book an appointment. We can discuss your needs and what goals you would like to achieve from therapy. We can also discuss any questions or queries you may have.    

Training, qualifications & experience


2020 - Post Grad. Dip. Integrative Transactional Analaysis

2018 - Clincial Supervision Cert.

2012 - CBT Anxiety Traps cert.

2010 - CBT Boot Camp - Building Core Clinical Competencies cert.

2009 - Anxiety, New Challenges and Interventions cert.

2009 - Understanding and Supporting People who Self-Harm cert.

2006 - Brief Solution Focused Therapy cert.

2005 - Diploma: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

2004 - Difficult/Challenging Clients, Individual & Group Work cert.

2001 - Alcohol and Drug Awareness cert.

1999 - Diploma: Person Centred Counselling

Member organisations

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.


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fees are £55 per 50 minute session.

When I work

flexible including evenings

Padiham, Lancashire, BB12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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John Dawson
John Dawson