Dawn Brearly

Dawn Brearley

Dawn Brearley

Individual & Couple/Relationship Online Counsellor


Trained with Relate as a relationship/couples counsellor and worked with several national organisations. Professional member of BACP. Qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

Extensive bereavement, loss and relationship issues experience, working with couples and individuals. Favours a person-centred and humanistic approach, establishing an atmosphere of warmth and empathy.

Offering online appointments.

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If you would like to get in touch with Dawn Brearley please call 020 3930 1007

I am a person-centred counsellor offering short and long-term online counselling to both individuals and couple clients. I have extensive experience in working with individual and couple clients.

Having a sound understanding of key theoretical models I have practiced and worked with Marriage Care, Relate, Childline, Bereavement and Carers services.

I favour a person-centred and humanistic approach and like to establish an atmosphere of warmth and empathy in sessions. This allows individual clients to open up in a safe space and work at their own pace. I believe in building up trust and in doing so empowering clients to process difficult feelings and find a positive way forward.

I trained with Relate as a relationship/couples counsellor and have worked with several national organisations in this specialist area. I place an importance on providing a platform for both partners to talk and listen to each other in sessions while remaining neutral and non-judgemental.

I haves an MA in Victorian Literature and worked in assurance and compliance before being drawn to re-train as a counsellor.  My counselling interests focus on bereavement, loss and relationship issues.

Individual Counselling

I trained as a person-centred therapist so like to establish an atmosphere of warmth and empathy in therapy sessions. I believe that it’s important to work at a pace that suits clients enabling them to feel safe to open up and process difficult feelings. I can work over the short-term to focus on problems which are bothering clients in their day-to-day life, tailoring different approaches and interventions to help clients manage these feelings. Or, I can spend longer exploring the deeper resonances of client’s feelings and work with them towards creating greater self-awareness and personal growth.

Couples/Relationship Counselling

I see couples/relationship counselling as an opportuity for clients to sit down with me and have the time and space to talk about what can be improved in their relationship. The focus is on what is happening between the two people in the relationship – the relationship dynamics. I think it’s a chance to gain new perspectives about each other and learn or re-gain positive ways of being together. Whilst therapy will look at what could be improved, it will also celebrate or recognise what is working or has worked in the past. Couple counselling can bring hope when relationships seem ‘stuck’ and find ways through blocks to effective communication.


Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Relationship Counselling

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the BACP and work within its Ethical Framework.

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