About me and how I work...

My name is Dawn and as an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor I use various theories and methods in our work together.

These may include exploring how your past impacts on your present; how your current thought processes influence your feelings and behaviours or just to consider alternative perspectives.

The work also might include mindfulness, creative working and where relevant, guided meditation, if these feel beneficial to the work.

There is also the possibility we can also take the work outdoors (see my Walk & Talk page).

I work with a variety of concerns, ranging from anxiety and depression through to low self-esteem, bereavement and sexual abuse and trauma.

I feel that my own varied life experiences help me to understand many of the difficulties that life can present us with.

I offer counselling to adults (18+) on either a short or long term basis.

I am fully insured and DBS checked.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (no. 00917584) and therefore I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

A beautiful & tranquil counselling room helping you to feel welcome and comfortable during our work together.

What is counselling?

A counselling environment gives you the time and space to express yourself freely to someone impartial, without the worry of being judged or the intrusion of someone else's opinion, enabling the healing process to begin. To be really listened to, understood and valued for the unique person that you are can be a powerful experience.

Counselling is not about judging or blaming, offering advice or making new friends. Instead, I see my role as a professional one that supports you as we work together to help you make more sense of things.

How can counselling help?

By working together to explore your concerns you can gain a better understanding of yourself through self-reflection, helping you to discover your own solutions to either resolve or cope better with issues.

I believe that we all have that innate drive to re-discover who we are and also that we have the inner resources needed to get there, but we often lose sight of this through life's experiences and social conditioning.

Working with a counsellor can help you re-discover your true self, helping you grow as a person and to feel more empowered and self-aware.