Dawn Counselling Services
About Dawn Counselling Services
At times, life can be difficult, presenting many challenges. Those challenges can often feel overwhelming. Counselling offers you the opportunity to take some ‘time out’ to focus on your own well-being, it provides a safe place to explore difficult situations and the emotional and psychological difficulties that arise because of them.
I am a fully qualified experienced counsellor based in Hullbridge, near Hockley, Rayleigh, Wickford and Ashingdon. I have experience of working with adults, young people and children from various cultural and social backgrounds within private, public and voluntary sectors. I also have experience of working with children and young people with additional needs such as ASD, ADHD and GDD.
I strive to provide a genuine, trustworthy, and non-judgemental relationship, working together, supporting you to become more self-aware, enabling personal and positive change.
I offer face-to-face and remote talking therapy, I also offer creative therapy with the use of art materials and sandplay.
For children, I offer person centred play counselling sessions. Play is the natural medium for children to ‘act out’ their experiences, helping them to explore and make sense of their inner world. Raising confidence, self esteem and to become more resilient.
As well as running my private practice I also work for the charity, HBBS offering generic and bereavement counselling to children, young people and adults, including those with additional needs. I am also the service clinical advisor and responsible for all safeguarding.
I work with clients in many areas such as abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, domestic abuse, gender identity, loss from suicide, low self esteem, relationship issues, self harm, suicidal tendencies and trauma.
In April 2016 I volunteered for Play Kenya, working with extremely traumatised, vulnerable and yet, amazingly inspirational children of Rafiki Mwema in Nakaru.
I am a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am committed to keeping my knowledge up to date and continuing with my professional training and development.
I have regular supervision in line with the BACP ethical framework (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am fully Insured and hold a current DBS certificate.
Qualifications and Training
Dip HE Child and Adolescent Counselling
Certificate Counselling Skills Using the Arts
Certificate Telephone and Online Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Working with Angry Children
The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Survivors & Their Families
Drugs & Alcohol Abuse
Working with Eating Disorders
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Raising Awareness of Asperger Syndrome
Advanced Knowledge of Working With Those With ADHD
Reflecting on Race and Cultural ID
Working Therapeutically with Childhood Sexual Abuse
Working with Creative Materials
Working with Bereavement and Loss
OCSE On-line Children Exploitation
Working with Young People and Children Who Express Suicidal Feelings
I offer an initial assessment, at a reduced rate of £25 for 45 minutes, as an opportunity for us to meet and to discuss your difficulties and needs. It is also an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Adult – £40 per 50 minutes
Young Person (12-18) – £40 per 45 minutes
Children (5-11) – £40 per 40 minutes
Concession rates are offered to students, pensioners and those on low income or benefits.
I have over 19 years experience of working within primary and secondary schools with vulnerable children and young people, presenting with anxiety, OCD, depression, self harm, abuse, relationship difficulties, anger issues, attachment issues and low self-esteem .
“Every new sunset brings the promise of a new dawn”
Ralph Wado Emerson.