Michael Dawes Registered MBACP PG Dip Trauma Studies. BA(Hons)
I am now returning to face to face work. Appropriate measure have been take to ensure your well-being in light of COVID-19. I am also still offering online and telephone counselling if this is preferred.
I provide a professional, warm, safe environment in which you can explore your troubles, in order to find realistic and practical solutions to move forward with your life. Everything is treated with the strictest confidence. We all need that place to explore our difficulties from time to time. It is my belief that provided the right environment we can search and find the solutions to our problems. Counselling can be a daunting prospect and I would like to help put your mind a little at ease. You are the one that dictates the pace of the counselling sessions with me. I place a great value on this. Each person is unique, therefore there is no one solution that fits all.
As you are already here looking at my profile you have already identified a need for counselling. How do you know I am the counsellor for you? Why not have a look at my website and check out my testimonials page and see other peoples experiences with me. You could also check out my facebook page and see the reviews that have been left. The links for these are at the top of this page. Alternatively you could get in touch either by calling me or sending an email.
I offer a free over the phone consultation and I am willing to answer any questions you have. I look forward to hearing from you, Michael.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Trauma Studies (University of Nottingham) Expected Completion 2021
- BA(Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (University of Nottingham)
- Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1
- EWBCx: Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach
- Diploma in Psychology (Alison)
- Diploma in Mental Health Studies (Alison)
- AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment (University of Adelaide through edX)
- Advance Learning Certificate in Mental Health–Suicide–Violent Behaviour–Substance Abuse Essential (Alison)
- Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)
- Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Introduction to Counselling
I spent 2 years at SARAC (Sexual Abuse and Rape Advise Centre) working with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and childhood abuse as a counsellor. I have also spent a year at The Eaton Foundation counselling vulnerable men, as well as other support work within this 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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An hours counselling session is priced at £45 for and individual and £60 for couples. However there may be some concessions for students and those on low income. This can be discussed on initial contact.
Concessions offered for
I have public and professional liability insurance and undertake regular supervision to monitor my practice. I also engage in continued professional development to keep my practice informed. All of these are requirements of BACP membership and help to maintain best practice.