Dawn Goddard

Dawn Goddard


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01926 733480
Website

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Therapist - LEAMINGTON SPA

LEAMINGTON SPA CV32
01926 733480
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

My counselling experience has covered a wide range of issues from low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence to depression, anxiety, symptoms of panic, or the difficulties of coping with bereavement. I also help people with a range of unhelpful behaviours such as issues around eating, self-harm, addiction, anger issues and problems maintaining relationships. I have worked with individuals suffering from trauma, both recent and that experienced in childhood, usually as a result of neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse. I am particularly interested in issues surrounding identity (cultural, gender based or those based on sexuality) and the pressures of fitting into wider society. Further experience comes from working closely with parents for many years, having specific knowledge surrounding post- natal and parenting issues. I am a Person Centred Counsellor, who provides a safe and empathic place for individuals to explore what is going on in their world. I then utilise tools from other specialisms, namely cognitive behavioural therapy, creative therapy and psychodynamic approaches, to assist the client in best dealing with their particular issue or situation. I have a background in Sociology and Social Science, having gained a degree and Masters in this area. I am also a qualified teacher, currently teaching counselling at levels 2, 3 and 4 – (for information visit www.warwickcounselling.co.uk ).

Practice description

I work individually with each person based on the belief that everyone is a unique individual who brings their own back story and set of challenges. I work hard to see the situation through the eyes of the client and to help them find their way through often conflicting circumstances. My role is to empower the client and to help them navigate their way through whatever difficulties they are facing.

My first session

My first meeting with a client is for 60 minutes and involves a brief assessment and a full counselling session. In this way I hope to help the person decide if I am a suitable counsellor for them on a longer term basis. By fully experiencing the way that I work and getting a feel for our ability to relate to one another, the client is usually able to make a sound judgement after the first session and decide if they would like to progress with a further session. 

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, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work