Louise Dawson

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Accredited Integrative Counsellor (FD)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Louise

As you consider engaging with counselling you will have your own individual and unique reasons for this, and I am here to offer you the space to talk through whatever is troubling or distressing you at the moment.  I aim to help you gain a clearer perspective on your issues, and to find a way forward that is right for you.  I am ideally situated for people in Milton Keynes, Woburn Sands and Leighton Buzzard

Areas of work

I typically support clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma experiences including childhood trauma, relationship issues, bereavement, stress and low self esteem.  I have a particular interest and passion in working with attachment issues and how they can impact our behaviours and relationships.

What you can expect

I tailor counselling sessions to the individual, so you can expect that once I have an understanding of what has led you to seek counselling, we will find a way of working that suits you most.  This may include building up skills and tools you can take away with you from counselling, that will help you to manage and cope with situations better, effect change in your life, be more accepting of situations or empower you to find solutions to life's problems.

The space I offer within counselling will encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings at a greater depth, and as you gain more understanding and perspective on your situation and difficulties, you can then gain clarity on ways you would like to overcome your issues.  This can lead to living your life in a more fulfilling way and enhancing your wellbeing.

I also offer Couples Counselling and this can be an opportunity for you to talk through, and work on understanding the difficulties you are noticing within your relationship.  By identifying any patterns of relating between you that may be keeping you stuck, you can work to find new ways to relate to each other, to understand each other in a different way, and learn to experience a helpful and fulfilling way to communicate and connect.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training as an Integrative Counsellor means I am able to draw on more than one therapeutic approach to suit your needs, and I believe this provides me with an effective way of working with you, and what you hope to achieve from counselling sessions.

My qualifications are as follows;

* Foundation Degree in Counselling

* Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5)

Postgraduate Training and Qualifications;

* Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy

* Postgraduate Diploma in Couples work

* Applied Neuroscience for treating anxiety, panic and worry

* CBT focused Trauma Work

I am an Accredited Counsellor, and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  I also hold the Certificate of Proficiency for the BACP Register.

I have worked as a Counsellor since 2012, and have my own private practice where I work with clients presenting with a wide variety of issues.  Previously I worked as an Associate Counsellor for The Old Surgery in Leighton Buzzard and with clients who had accessed counselling through a busy drop in service in Milton Keynes.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

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.  This gives you the opportunity to meet me, see where our sessions will be held, and most importantly, give me an overview of what you would like to be focusing on in counselling sessions.   If after this you decide you would like to go ahead with counselling, we will make arrangements for ongoing appointments.

Individual Counselling sessions are £50.00, and Couples Counselling sessions are £75.00

My counselling room is situated in a quiet location within Milton Keynes, and there is a free car park for you to use.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer early appointments, daytime and evening hours, Monday to Thursday.  I also offer short and long term work.

Further information

Please either email or call me to arrange an initial session, where you can ask any questions you may have about counselling, and we can discuss how we proceed with your enquiry.

You can expect me to reply to your enquiry either that day, or the next working day.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Wavendon Community Centre, Walton Road, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a ramp to the entrance of the building, and my room is situated on the ground floor making it easily accessible to all.

Louise Dawson
Louise Dawson