Dawn McHale

Dawn McHale

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS4
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I believe that everyone has the ability to realize their potential, and having gained over thirty years experience of working in mental health services, organisations for people with disabilities, homelessness, bereavement, grief and loss, health, rape and abuse, parenting and pregnancy issues, I enjoy the challenge of meeting a range of needs and tailoring my service to meet these. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling and Supervision, an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, a Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, and a Diploma in Play Therapy.

Organisations I have worked with are Cruse Bereavement Care Bristol, Bath and South West, Bristol Crisis Service for Women, Self-Injury Self-Help, SARA (Support After Rape and Abuse), Kindred Spirits, primary and secondary schools in Cardiff and Bristol, HMP Ashfield, Oasis School of Human Relations, Bodycare Clinics, Marie Stopes International, Off The Record, St Peter's Hospice, The Priory, Second Step, Social Services, Bristol Community Health, Employee Assistance Programmes, and received referrals from media including 'The Jeremy Kyle Show'.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited