Mandy Dadswell

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Child, adolescent & adult Psychotherapist. Free consultation
Available for new clients
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Harrogate HG1 & Hammersmith W6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Child, adolescent & adult psychotherapist giving support to make all kinds of life difficulties & changes easier to deal with. Support & skills offered for parents struggling with children and teenagers. Very varied profile to deliver a professional service that is bespoke to your own needs. Free consultation & discussion before making any commitments. 

Clinical Supervision offered to students & fully qualified therapists. 

Please take a look at 'any further information'.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a wide range of experience with many different ways to work depending on what you or your child/family made need help with.   I have been a therapist since 2011 and have a vast portfolio of training experience. To find more information about me please refer to my website;

Child, teenager & adult Psychotherapist

  • Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling adult and child
  • Degree (Honours) in Psychology
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Person Centred counselling
  • Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Life coaching Certificate
  • Training in therapeutic art and play
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Working with young people - various qualifications and experience (CAMHS trained)
  • Solution Focused work
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Gamcare trained
  • St Michaels trained in bereavement support and CBT
  • Working with couples
  • Accredited by UKCP and MBACP
  • Level 1 Dyadic Development Psychotherapy - working with families
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Bupa accredited

Experience with a wide range of ages & situations to make your life easier and feel in more control. Bespoke service to meet your needs with a free consultation to discuss before making any commitment. 

As well as working in private practice for many years with a wide range of difficulties, I have worked within a wide range of private & public settings. These include: a multi national boarding school for 4-18 year olds, secondary & primary schools (individual & group work). I have worked within a hospice for long term illness and bereavement, both with patients, families & staff. I have experience in working with physical & mental illness as a result of trauma and addictions. I have worked in the voluntary sector with addictions. I can offer life coaching & management skills/coping strategies to individuals or as part of group work via online platforms. I also work with families who feel  their communication skills have broken down. I offer parental coaching & support with struggling children and teenagers.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family disputes.

Parent support dealing with; neurodiversity, school, drugs & alcohol.

Exam & friendship stress for teenagers and help for parents dealing with this.

Social anxiety.

Personal anxiety.

Anxiety around exams.

Anxiety around preparing for University.

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Supervision for trainees at a concession.

When I work

Flexible availability. Day and evening appointments.
Flexible London and Harrogate areas.

UKCP, BACP and BUPA accredited

Further information

CHILDREN & TEENS. Young people are pressurised from an early age. There are expectations put upon them to reach targets in school with secondary school adding to the pressure not just around re adjusting to the environment but by adding homework & exam pressure. Then there is social pressure & the need to feel popular/fit in. Peer pressure & relationship issues along with hormonal & physical changes can make it very difficult for developing brains to manage emotions, make decisions, reason & control inhibitions. Parents can find themselves stuck in constant chaotic turmoil struggling & tired not knowing how to help the situation.  I offer therapy & coaching in a bespoke form to young people & their families to manage pressure and get control back in to their lives. 

Family disputes/separation are also issues I can help with.

ADULTS.  Life changes can cause us to feel out of control whether it is something to do with work, finances, family or social situations, sometimes we can feel stuck & uncertain what to do. Uncertainty causes stress and anxiety which, if not treated, can become a 'way of being' (a habit). I can help you to find ways through your anxieties so that you can get back into the driving seat & feel in control again. Call for an informal chat to discuss how I can help.

I am a Clinical Supervisor with experience in working with both trainees & qualified Therapists. I offer 1-1 or group support in Supervision & training therapy.


UKCP, BACP, BUPA accredited/registered

Harrogate, HG1

Hammersmith, London, W6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, ADULT SUPERVISOR: Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Individual & group work. Internet & face to face. Trainee concessions.

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Mandy Dadswell
Mandy Dadswell