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About Me

Dawn Estefan BSC, DipHe, MSc, MBACP

Hello my name is Dawn and thank you for visiting my site. I am a fully qualified and BACP Registered Therapist with several years experience working within the Charitable and Voluntary Sector as well as in Private Practice.

I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues (listed below) however my specialist areas of interest are working with  Complex Trauma (Complex PTSD), Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Intercultural Therapy.  I work with individuals, couples and groups providing long and short term interventions.  I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor although the way I work is largely Integrative drawing upon the Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Humanistic fields of practice. I realise that all people are unique and have varying issues and needs, so sometimes the Integrative model may be the best way to meet the needs of each individual.

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.


Areas covered:


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.


Eating disorders

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.


Personal development

Exploring one’s further potential, dealing with feelings of under-achievement, lack of confidence and shyness.