About me

Child, adolescent & adult psychotherapist:  Currently we are all required to make changes. Learning to manage and adapt to these changes may be challenging. Amongst many changes we have social distancing; that in itself, can be hard for people; human beings are not supposed to be in isolated situations, we are social creatures. Children and young people may find this extremely hard as their physical and psychological growth requires socialisation.

I provide a confidential service to all age groups and can help to maintain good emotional health, gain resilience and learn coping techniques throughout this time.

I also work with families to enable better communication and to find effective ways to retain good emotional health throughout challenging times.

Working safely over the internet requires specific ethical & professional guidelines, I have completed a UKCP online working guidance course to adhere to these requirements. Contact me to find out more or for a free telephone consultation.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Child, teenager and adult Psychotherapist

  • Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling adult and child
  • Degree (Honours) in Psychology
  • 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

Worries about the COVID-19 situation, relationship problems, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, addictions, self harming are amongst the many issues I can help people with.

I have worked within a wide range of settings that include: a multi national boarding school for 4-18 year olds, secondary and primary education in both individual and group work, in a hospice for long term illness and bereavement.  I have experience in working with physical and mental illness as a result of trauma and addictions. I can offer life coaching and management skills/coping strategies to individuals or as part of group work via online platforms which I can help you set up. I also work with families who feel as their communication skills have broken down.

As well as working privately I also work as part of a training organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists which has now adapted, to fit with new government guidelines, to work through the internet or via telephone.

I attend regular online development groups and ongoing training sessions which enhance my work and enables me to keep up to date with regulations, policies and modern, up to date ways of working with wellbeing and neuroscience.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social anxiety.

Personal anxiety.

Anxiety around exams.

Anxiety around preparing for University.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


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

BUPA accredited

Further information

Children & teens  -  Covid-19 has contributed to anxiety rising!
Being a parent can be a difficult task as it is without the added worry and anxiety around social distancing, isolation & trying to be a home teacher. Children & teenagers need routine & their friends to sustain positive emotional health. Adults may find the COVID-19 situation difficult to cope with also however adult brains have developed fully enough so that anxiety & uncertainty can be managed better.

Because the teens brain is not fully developed, it processes information differently. The part of the brain used to manage emotions, make decisions, reason, & control inhibitions is constantly restructuring during the teenage years, meaning teens are simply unable to think through things in an adult way.  At times of such uncertainly like these, children & teenagers may struggle with their emotions more than ever.  If you have a child who seems to be having difficulties please contact me for a free telephone consultation.

My website will give you much more information about me:    mandydadswell.com

UKCP, BACP, BUPA accredited/registered



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have a Diploma in Integrative clinical Supervision (child, adult) I offer both individual and group Supervision via the internet and face to face.

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Mandy Dadswell

Mandy Dadswell