New Dawn Counselling
& Life Coaching
Dawn Whiteley, Dip(HE), MBACP
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Life Coach
BACP Registration No 381657
Face to Face - On-line - Email - Telephone
Humanistic and Person-Centred
I follow a humanistic approach to counselling and coaching, which allows you as the client to be heard and to 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 aim to provide you with a safe, confidential space where you can feel comfortable to start your journey of therapy or coaching.
I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and work within this 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 or life coaching which can be reviewed regularly between us.
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 of therapy or coaching 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 or coaching will be individual to you.
There will be a non-judgemental space for you to explore yourself and progress through your journey in the way you choose.
We can look at other techniques to help you express yourself, so you can flourish and grow throughout the process.
Sometimes it's hard to know where to start.
Maybe you have experienced trauma, abuse or loss. Perhaps coping with an addiction or struggling with a relationship issue or questions around gender and sexuality.
There could be life stresses, anxieties or worries. Past family issues or current life situations that you just can't figure out for yourself.
You may have lost your way a bit, lost your purpose
or lost what used to drive you.
Sometimes, we struggle to know what it is but we do know it doesn't feel right. These feelings can consume and overwhelm us and stop us from moving forward.
Whatever you are feeling, having a safe and confidential space to explore, within a non-judgemental relationship, can be the start to living better and looking at the future in a different way.
Perhaps you are looking for help to get you through life's stresses and strains in the 'here and now'. Maybe you need support and guidance to unravel all the things that are going on at once; we all lead busy lives and the responsibilities and pressures can be overwhelming.
Having someone to coach you through these times can be enlightening and help you to free the burdens that challenge us.
We can look at planning; confidence building; stress-management; improving motivation and building resilience to lighten the load
and live a happier life.
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 Life 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.
Having worked for a local hospice, various roles within the NHS and higher education, I have experience of what troubles people can endure and the history or current problems that can stop them from moving forward.
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
1-2-1 Life Coaching Sessions are £55
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
(Life Coaching Sessions can be held in clients own home)
Free on street car 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 check
"I am not what has happened to me.
I am what I choose to become."
- Carl Jung -