Dawn Estefan BSC, DipHe, MSc, MBACP
I am a fully qualified and BACP Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with several years experience working within the Charitable and Voluntary Sector as well as in Private Practice.
I work with individuals, couples and groups providing long and short term interventions. Although Psychodynamically trained, I can and often do work using the Integrative model drawing upon the Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Humanistic fields of practice. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues (listed below) however my specialist areas are Complex Trauma (Complex PTSD), Sexual, Domestic and Spiritual Abuse and Intercultural Therapy.
My aim is to provide a safe and non judgemental empathic space where you can come and discuss any concerns or difficulties that you may be having, a space where together we can work towards understanding the hidden aspects of yourself and living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.
Excessive worrying or lasting fear, often for no apparent reason, may be experienced as panic attacks.
Recurring thoughts, feelings or impulses generally of an unpleasant nature with no rational reason.
Pressure of adverse influences, debilitated or afflicted by emotional, nervous tension, disturbing the natural balance of the body.
Sexual and relationship problems
Gender identity, impotence, loss of sexual desire, isolation, loneliness or inability to maintain a relationship.
Disproportionate feelings of pessimism, helplessness, low self-esteem and despair.
The loss of a close relative, friend or something of great importance.
Anorexia – loss of appetite, obsessive desire to lose weight.Compulsive eating – obesity Bulimia – overeating followed by self induced vomiting or laxative abuse, in an attempt to avoid weight gain.
Exploring one’s further potential, dealing with feelings of under-achievement, lack of confidence and shyness.