Services

I provide both short term and long term counselling to both individuals and  couples in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic space for you to talk through and work with any difficulties you may be experiencing which are preventing you from reaching your potential. For More information about Psychotherapy and Counselling please go to What is Psychotherapy/Counselling Page.

Some of the areas I can help you with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Negative Thinking Patterns
  • Obsessions
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Addictions
  • Personal Development

*I am also available for therapeutic work and consultation with regards to working with survivors of FGM 

Initial Assessment

Prior to therapy taking place there will be an Initial Assessment  where a full history is taken and the issue or problem to be addressed is discussed.

At the end of the assessment I will advise you of the proposed plan for your therapy and you will have an opportunity to discuss and give consideration to the proposal. The decision on the length of therapy will be made at Initial assessment, the length of therapy varies as this can be brief, short-term or longer term open-ended. I will work very closely with you in establishing a programme which suites your goals, needs and availability.  Sessions are 50 minutes in length and take place weekly, at the same time,place and day, agreed They are regular and frequent so as to give as much continuity and support as possible

Please contact me in the form below for more information:

Find out more / get in touch

At: contact@dawnestefan.com


As a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, the question of who is speaking always raises the greater question of who is able to listen? Listening is a very important aspect of my relationship with my clients, the  voices of those who feel marginalised and disenfranchised are especially important as those voices are the ones which are unheard or ignored. If I am to adhere ethically to the guidelines of social justice, equity and non oppressive practice I feel that it is important for me to not only listen but for me to have a “cultural literacy and competence” in my practice which demonstrates  a knowledge of what is like to be the the other to help improve the efficacy of my practice, and improve the experience of counselling for my clients.

Within my work as a therapist it is not unusual to meet clients who struggle with their identity or who do not feel part of the mainstream or dominant society. However clients from a different cultural background are often disproportionately represented specifically when combining issues of identity and exclusion with issues of race, culture, beliefs, values and personal power or authority.

Intercultural therapy takes all of these elements as well external realities such as poverty, refugee status, sexism, physical health and abilities into consideration, and enables me as a therapist to work across diversity, finding a common psychotherapeutic language, which attempts to bridge the divide between Western approaches and definitions of human experiencing and mental health, with client-centric orientations and their  own understanding  and meaning of mental health, psychological stress and coping strategies.

Initial Assessment

Prior to therapy taking place there will be an Initial Assessment  where a full history is taken and the issue or problem to be addressed is discussed.

At the end of the assessment I will advise you of the proposed plan for your therapy and you will have an opportunity to discuss and give consideration to the proposal. The decision on the length of therapy will be made at Initial assessment, the length of therapy varies as this can be brief, short-term or longer term open-ended. I will work very closely with you in establishing a programme which suites your goals, needs and availability.  Sessions are 50 minutes in length and take place weekly, at the same time,place and day, agreed They are regular and frequent so as to give as much continuity and support as possible

If these issues are specifically important to you, please contact me in the form below:

Find out more / get in touch

At: contact@dawnestefan.com


Prior to working As a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, I worked for over 20years in the field of Entertainment initially as a Tour and Event Manager and then later as the Director and Founder of a  small but successful Broadcast PR and Event Management Company. It is the work in this industry that actually inspired me to become a Psychotherapist and to later devote part of my work as Psychotherapist to the specific needs of those in the creative field especially I have a lived experience of what is like to be involved in the industry and the problems and pressures that this may create such as:

  • Creative Blockage
  • Substance Misuse
  • Relationship
  • Poor Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Identity Issues

Whether you be  a performer, artist or  simply work within the Entertainment or Creative field Please feel free to contact me if you feel that you would benefit from working with a therapist has this type of insight. Please use the form below:

Find out more / get in touch

At: contact@dawnestefan.com

Free First Meeting

I appreciate that for some people this  can be the hardest part,. Discussing your most personal worries and concerns with someone who is effectively a stranger to you can be a big barrier to starting therapy and preventing you from getting the help you need. For this reason I offer a free 30min complimentary  first meeting so that you can ask any questions that you may have to help you towards  that first step.

If at this meeting you decide that you would like us to work together and that you are happy to move forwards an Initial Assessment will be booked for you. Whilst your reasons for seeking therapy will be discussed informally at this meeting it does not replace the need for you to have an Initial Assessment where a full history is taken.

Simply state that you would like to book a ‘Free First Meeting’ when contacting me by using the contact form on this website.

Find out more / get in touch

At: contact@dawnestefan.com

Fees

£55 per counselling session

£80 per couples counselling session

Therapeutic contracts are tailor made according to the needs and conditions of the individual, I am able to provide limited number of discounted sessions to those on low income or who are students and reduced rate to pre-booked series of sessions, please feel free to ask,there is always room for negotiation.

I really appreciate all the sessions I had with you, I'm constantly thinking about our conversations to help me with life situations, Thank You

Thank you so much for allowing me to do my own work and for not shutting me down

I didn't feel judged by you and you give me the space and confidence to me, Thank you