Laraine Dawson MBACP
Together we can explore the difficulties you are facing that have brought you to consider counselling. I can offer you a safe environment and a warm, non-judgemental relationship to enable you to deepen your understanding of the issues that affect your life. I believe each of us can have the strength to develop our self awareness to bring about the capacity and power to change and that the therapeutic relationship is key.
I work with Individual Adults, Adolescents and Children in private practice. I have experience working as a children's counsellor with children aged 4-13years with The Place2Be and with a diverse range of ages at Bradford College and Bradford University. I also currently work as a School Project Manager for The Place2Be in a primary school in Leeds.
I can offer short-term, longer-term or open ended counselling. We can talk about this at the first meeting.
I work with children in a non-directive way using creative play materials and by listening and being alongside them in their development and behaviour. I offer a safe environment and a warm, non-judgemental relationship to allow the child to express themselves as they choose.
Training, qualifications & experience
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 a qualified counsellor with a Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling and am currently working towards becoming 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 have experience of working with people from many different cultures and with a diverse range of issues including;
Self & Identity
Welfare & Employment
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
The fees I charge are £45 per hour.
Some concessions available, please ask.
Daytime and some evening appointments are usually available. I offer an initial half hour meeting at £25 with no obligation to commit to ongoing sessions.
Finding the right Counsellor is important and together we can look at what it is you are finding difficult. You can raise any questions you may have and take some time to decide if counselling with me is right for you.
I work in Harrogate at two different sites, both close to public transport connections and both sites have easy parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening appointments only.
Types of client