About Me

I have been a psychotherapist in private practice since 2006, and was a counsellor for the NHS in Primary Care for 10 years.

I have a special interest in how childhood experience continues to affect us in the present, and in a range of therapies that promote positive change.  While I do not expect therapy to be easy or necessarily quick, I will seek to balance exploration of the underlying sources of your distress, with a focus on how you can develop more helpful and compassionate responses within yourself now. 

Registration & Qualifications

  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (since 2006)
  • EMDR Association UK and Ireland (Accredited Practitioner)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • MSc (Merit) Organisational Behaviour (Org. Psych)

  • CRB checked

http://members.psychotherapy.org.uk/member/8159547

http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk/site.php/profile/emdr/joan_dawson