My name is Mary Dawes. I am a BACP registered and accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist. I trained at the Wealden Institute (see “Links”)  where I gained a Diploma in Counselling and studied Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. (see “Links”)

I am an approved adoption counsellor registered through Barnardo's LINK Adoption Support Service, and I am a trained Cruse bereavement counsellor. I worked for five years with male survivors of sexual abuse at Mankind, a charity in Hove, and as a volunteer counsellor at Open Door, a project for 13-25 year olds in Eastbourne, for six years.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.

I do not believe that there is a typical person or client, only that there are people who are in distress and are searching for help.

I believe that “the relationship” between client and counsellor is at the heart of the work that I do, and it is this relationship that ultimately heals and promotes most growth and well being in a client.

My approach is Person Centred and Integrative, as I believe that no one approach fits all.  Therefore I draw on a variety of theoretical and creative methods.

In accordance with BACP guidlines, I have supervision on my work, and I regularly undertake training as a commitment to my continuing professional development. I hold a full professional liability insurance.

I offer long and short term counselling to individuals and couples.

Fees: Individual Clients £40   Couples £70