Meet Dawn

Hi, my name is Dawn and I am a qualified integrative counsellor with experience working as a bereavement counsellor at Marie Curie Hospice. I also have experience providing carer support at Carers Trust Solihull.


I can offer counselling support for:

  • Individuals who have experienced a loss and/or experiencing bereavement.
  • Anticipatory grief.
  • Individuals with a new diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Friends, families and carers of individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s or any degenerative illness
  • Depression
  • Low mood and Low self esteem
  • Anxiety



I  am a registered general nurse by background and have over 15 years experience working with individuals with a diagnosis of dementia in a health and social care setting. I understand that being diagnosed with any disabling illness can be a challenging time both for the individual, their friends and their families. I can offer a space where you can be heard and feel supported and truly understood as you progressive throughout your journey.

We face many losses over the course of our lives and this can have a significant affect on our well being. Loss encompasses not only death, but includes losing a home, a job, divorce, children, work, status, retirement, youth, the list goes on. People grieve when they lose something important to them. I understand this and want to help you make sense of the emotions you feel and adjust to these changes.

I also provide anticipatory grief support for people at the end of their lives, for their families and their carers using an understanding of the Elizabeth Kubler Ross stages of grief. I know that everyone’s grief and experiences are unique to them and there is no right way or wrong way to grieve.

Loss can feel painful, soul destroying, scary, numbing, and at times we don't really know what we feel. I want you to know that I can provide support through this difficult time in your life.

I am a down to earth, compassionate and a caring person who will listen to you, free from judgement, bias and prejudice. I started my counselling journey back in 2018 and became a qualified practitioner 2023. I believe counselling isn't about fixing your problems but about having someone to share your experience in a safe, confidential and non judgemental manner enabling your inner voice to be heard and valued.

My foundation lies within a person centred approach believing you have the ability within yourself for self fulfilment. I also integrate tools from CBT and can offer CBT if a structured approach is your preferred way of working.


You don't have to face difficulties alone. We can work through these times together.


Let me help you find your way.


1994 - Present 

Registered General Nurse


Diploma Level 5 in Health and Social Care

2018 - 2023

Diploma 2, 3, 4 in Therapeutic Counselling


Bereavement Counselling Training with Dr John Wilson.

Current Studies

Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

“Grief is the price we pay for love” 
- HRH Queen Elizabeth II


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