Counselling and Coaching
Dawn Whiteley Dip(HE) MBACP
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Coach
BACP Registration No 381657
Humanistic and Person-Centred
I follow a humanistic approach to counselling, which allows you as the client to be heard and grow.
You have the tools to change, we just need to uncover them.
Practising in this person-centred way enables you to find out about yourself, in the right environment, with respect and regard throughout.
Safe and Ethical
I provide a safe and
confidential space to start your journey of therapy.
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework to ensure you are kept safe throughout our work together.
I undertake regular Supervision with a BACP registered Supervisor to ensure my practice is considered and ethical at all times.
Space and Time to Explore
I offer short or long term therapy.
The sessions are your time and so we will focus on what is important to you.
I will walk alongside you as we go through the process and allow you the space to explore yourself and whatever you choose to bring.
Individual and Unique
You are unique and what you bring to therapy will be
individual to you.
There will be a non-judgemental space for you to explore yourself and your feelings.
We can look at other techniques to help you express yourself, so you can flourish and grow.
Sometimes it's hard to know where to start.
You may be struggling with a relationship issue, work situation
or family problem. Or perhaps you have experienced
trauma, abuse or loss.
Life stresses, anxieties and worries can mix up our feelings and so having a space to figure these out for yourself can be a great release.
You may have lost your way a bit, lost your purpose
or lost what used to drive you.
Whatever you are feeling, having a non-judgemental space within a safe relationship can be the start to uncovering a better place to be.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
and a registered member of the
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I graduated with a Diploma of Higher Education in Humanistic Counselling and obtained a Certificate in Counselling Skills.
I have undertaken Coaching Skills along with various Health & Wellbeing courses.
I undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD) to ensure my knowledge and skills are always up-to-date and undertake monthly Supervision to ensure my Practice is open, ethical and that I continue to learn.
I continue to work at a local Hospice and specialise is Bereavement and Cancer Support.
Help For You
If you are experiencing difficulties outside of our sessions together,
please seek help with one of the following organisations - they are there to help you
In an emergency or crisis - please visit your nearest A&E department or dial 999
Samaritans - 116 123
MIND - 0300 123 3393
Shout - text 85258
CALM - 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight)
Details & Costs
Counselling Sessions are £45
(50 minute session)
Payment is by bank transfer or cash at the end of each session
- Concessions may be available - please ask if you feel these apply -
Cancellation policy of at least 24 hours' notice -
payment for cancelled sessions inside of 24 hours will be required
Sessions are held in a comfortable, private room in Southbourne, West Sussex
Free on street parking available, with bus route and train links close by
I am fully registered, insured and operate within GDPR guidelines (registered with ICO)
and hold a current Full Enhanced DBS
"I am not what has happened to me.
I am what I choose to become."
- Carl Jung -