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A bit about me and how I work...

The work could mean we could explore how your past might be impacting on your present; re-discovering who you really are under the many life experiences and conditions imposed on you; how your current thought processes influence your feelings and behaviours or just to consider alternative perspectives when sometimes we cant see the wood for the trees!


We could also include mindfulness, creative working or guided meditation if these feel beneficial to the work and if you would like to try them.  I also offer the possibility of taking the work outdoors (see my Outdoors (Eco) Therapy page), time-dependent, and I also co-facilitate Mindfulness in Nature workshops.

My name is Dawn and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor which means I use elements from different models to support me in our work together, creating a good all-round approach.  Therefore, this allows the work to be as unique as you are yourself.

My practice is based in Chippenham and takes place in a purpose built cabin in the back garden.  I offer counselling to adults (18+) on either a short or long term basis.

I am fully insured and DBS checked.  I am also currently an Assistant Tutor at Sweet Track Counselling in Glastonbury.


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.

My background.....

Many years ago I was a beauty therapist working with both women and men and its then that I found a love of listening to people, feeling very honoured in the trust they showed in sharing aspects of their lives and struggles with me.  This highlighted to me the healing power of enabling others to speak out confidentially and to be heard. I believe this planted the seed for me and so, combined with the learnings from my own varied life experiences and struggles, I began my counselling training in 2012.  The rest as they say, is history!


What is counselling?

The 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, helping you to discover your own solutions or to feel better able to cope with issues.

I believe that we all have an innate drive to re-discover who we are and that we already have the inner resources needed to do this, but that we have lost sight of these through life's experiences and social conditioning, often leaving us feeling powerless and confused.

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.

About me and how I work...

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