Louise Dawson MBACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor
The Practice MK
7 Canon Harnett Court
Shenley Church End
Hello, I'm Louise
As a counsellor I am able to offer you the space to talk through whatever may be troubling you at the moment in a confidential environment. I will listen to you and offer my support as you explore your issues, and will endeavour to help you to gain a clearer perspective on these. There may be things in your life you would like to change or work on accepting, and I understand this can be difficult and sometimes challenging to do. Through counselling you can explore your issues at your own pace, whilst being supported by me.
As we work together, you can begin to understand yourself and your situation better, and hopefully you will find a way forward that is right for you. My training as an integrative counsellor means I am able to draw on more than one therapeutic approach depending on your needs. These include the Person Centred approach, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I offer short and long term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling, consisting of;
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Open University modules - Counselling: Exploring fear and sadness, Exploring psychology, Understanding social change
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples work
I am an Accredited Counsellor and a member of the BACP, and also hold the Certificate of Proficiency for the BACP Register.
I have also completed training in Asperger's Awareness and Dissociation in Adolescents and Adults.
I have my own private practice where I work with clients presenting with a wide variety of issues. In addition to this, I work as an Associate Counsellor for The Practice MK, and work with the clients they refer to me. Previously I worked with clients who had accessed counselling through a busy drop in service, and was part of an agency that worked with gambling addicts.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer Couples Counselling, and in such sessions I offer you both the opportunity and space to work on understanding each other better. We can work through specific issues that you feel may be contributing to problems in the relationship, and look at different ways of communicating with each other.
It is important that you feel we are suited to working together, so I offer an initial free no obligation session which will last for 30 minutes. If after this you decide you would like to have counselling with me, I charge £40.00 per session for individuals and £50.00 per session for couples.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework and guidelines. This means I will always be working in the best interests of my clients, and as part of this, I also have monthly supervision for all my work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer early appointments, daytime and evening hours, Monday to Thursday
Types of client