My name is Dawn and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor.
I have had a varied career but throughout, and in all areas of my life, people seemed to find it easy to talk to me. Several years ago now, I decided that it was time for me to follow my heart and learn how to listen professionally.
Like most, I have had traumas in my life which I believe enable me to fully empathise with many issues that people face. I have sat ‘the other side of the couch’ as it were and so I know how daunting and uncomfortable it can be to open up about difficult experiences and feelings. However, I also know how freeing it is when you come out the other side!
I have experience of working with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, exam stress, relationship issues, childhood trauma, intrusive thoughts and bullying. I also have considerable experience in supporting friends and family of alcoholics and have a good understanding of addiction and the issues that it can cause to both the addict and their loved ones.
How I work
At our first session I will get more background from you to get a real sense of who you are. We will discuss what has brought you to counselling, what you want from it and how we can best work together to achieve that.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on a variety of skills from various approaches which enables me to tailor each session to your needs – always working at your pace and focussing on your goals. These therapeutic approaches include (amongst others) person-centred, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential. I also offer Walk & Talk Therapy.
Training / Qualifications
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
– so you can be assured that I work to the highest standards of proficiency and ethical practice.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (4 year’s training).
Contact me to arrange a free initial consultation: