New Dawn Counselling Centre
Please refer to our website for our full Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Many of our counsellors are now working remotely so that clients and counsellors are not required to come in to the centre.
On-line assessments and counselling sessions are still being provided by our team of counsellors. A limited number of face to face sessions are also available.
New Dawn Counselling Centre is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that provides accessible counselling to the whole community.
Run by a team of professionally qualified counsellors, student counsellors and volunteer receptionists, the centre offers a confidential and accepting environment where people can feel safe and receive the support they need.
Our diverse team of counsellors offer a breadth of experience and a variety of different approaches to counselling which means our experienced assessors will match you with someone who has the relevant experience to support you with your particular difficulties or issues. All our counsellors have undertaken recognised training. They are also members of professional organisations and adhere to strict ethical codes to ensure they are working safely and with up-to-date knowledge and information.
The centre is located on the High Street in the busy university town of Beeston near Nottingham. With excellent transport links and plentiful parking nearby. Our building is also fully accessible for people with mobility needs or disabilities.
Our counsellors are experienced in providing therapy for adults as well as children and we also provide therapy for couples and families.
Have a look at our website for the full range of services we provide and to access our blog with regular mental health articles.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our qualified counsellors have a range of qualifications and experience and strive to update and develop their skills regularly.
Check out the New Dawn website for the profiles of Ross Hickman, Sian Maman, Tracey Leung, Rachel Ninnis, Julia Hill, Kerry Peppiat and Gillian Stuart.
Student counsellors also provide counselling whilst on training placements at the centre.
Member organisations *
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.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
An initial assessment fee costs £38 for individuals and £45 for couples
The cost of counselling sessions vary according to the counsellor but range from £30 to £45 for individuals. Couples counselling sessions start at £50. Some counsellors are able to offer discretionary rates.
Operating as a CIC, New Dawn has a bursary system in place which offers 1 client, £15 contribution towards their session cost for 12 sessions, or £180 per person which can be used on more or less sessions. The Bursary is limited to one application per client and is sourced from specific donations, this often means availability is limited. Applications for bursary funding are made through your New Dawn counsellor. Find out about donating to the bursary fund on the website.
Financial support for counselling may also be provided by other third parties, for example employers, church fellowship, family or friends. If you would like to support a specific client through their counselling process, please click the sponsorship application form button on the website to download a copy of the agreement. This can be completed, scanned and returned to us at our email address. If you have any questions or concerns about sponsoring a client - please contact us directly, we will be happy to help.
Appointment times vary according to each counsellor but range from 9.30am to 8pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9.30am to 4pm on Fridays. Check out our mental health blog on the website