Laraine Dawson

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Harrogate HG1 & HG2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor, over 11 years, with Children, Young people and Adult clients. I am a qualified Supervisor and have over 9 years experience supervising both trainee and qualified counsellors (Please see end section for more information). *My website is temporarily unavailable.

Adult Clients

Together we will work on the issues that bring you to counselling, creating a safe space for you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings and build on more positive ways of coping. I work short-term, 6-8 sessions or long-term, open-ended.

Creating and reaching your goals in a number of sessions you are comfortable with, or working towards these in an open way ensures you work within your boundaries.

We can talk through any challenges you feel you may face and have an initial free 20 minute consultation to determine if I am the right counsellor for you. Please ring me on 07792088229.

Counselling Children and Young People

I work with younger children in a non-directive way using creative play materials, by listening, relevant information sheets and by being alongside them in their development and communication style. I offer a safe environment and a warm relationship to allow the child/young person to trust and express themselves as they choose.

I hold a current, online, DBS certificate to work with children, young people and adolescents. A link can be given to parents to verify this.

Parents/Carers worried about a child/young person?

With over 9 years experience, I offer a parent/carer consultation service to understand, and identify with, the issues you are worried about. Together we can look at how past relationships, developmental difficulties or present circumstances are impacting on your young person and look at finding other ways to support them or understand their actions, feelings or thoughts.

Daytime and evening appointments available- Monday to Friday available for face to face, telephone and online counselling.


I have over 9 years experience of supervising counsellors who work with children, adolescents and adults- both in training and qualified- please ring me to discuss your requirements for supervision and we can set up a free 20 minute in person, telephone call or Teams call to see if I am the right supervisor for you. I use the Developmental model and Process model plus I am an integrative counsellor, therefore, bringing a broad range of skills and knowledge to my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in the practice of Supervision (2017)

Diploma HE Therapeutic Counselling  (2011)
Transactional Analysis 101    (2009)
Certificate HE Interpersonal Skills    (2008)
Certificate in Counselling Skills    (2006)
Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills    (2000)

I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with a Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling and am currently working towards applying to be accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am an Approved Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency that is registered to provide adoption placement and support services.

I am an experienced Supervisor of trainee and qualified counsellors working with Children, Adolescents and Adult clients.

I have experience of working with people from many different cultures and with a diverse range of issues including;
Self Harm

Self & Identity
Welfare & Employment

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £55.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Fees for Telephone and Zoom counselling are £45 per session.

Fees for face to face counselling are as follows;

Adult clients are £45 per session.

Children/young people age 11-17 are £50 per session

Children below 11 years of age are £55 per session

Fees for Supervision are £45 per hour, £65 per 90 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer weekly fixed session times for those clients who want consistency.

I have appointments available across the week for those clients who work shifts or who prefer flexibility.

Further information

I work in Harrogate, close to public transport and free disc parking.

Harrogate, HG1

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I am a qualified Supervisor and have over 9 years experience supervising trainee and qualified counsellors with Child, Young People and Adult clients.

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