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Hi and welcome I’m Michael Dawes Counsellor. I provide counselling in Burton on Trent. I am qualified to Masters Degree level. I have attained both my MA Trauma Informed Practice and a BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice at the University of Nottingham. My professional governing bodies are the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) as well as being an Advanced Practitioner Member of Addiction Professionals (AP-APM) I started my journey to become a counsellor in 2008. I have been counselling clients within agencies since 2013, and have decided to offer my services independently.


I offer my counselling services to people within Burton on Trent, Derby and the surrounding areas. I am based just on the outskirts of the town centre. I feel that in today’s society we have lost what it is to be human and that need for psychological connection. I offer a service that allows people to talk through their difficulties in order to find their own solutions, in a safe warm and compassionate environment.


We all need to talk, yet quite frequently are not provided such opportunities. I pride myself on providing professional, private and confidential consultations with my clients. I understand that we are all different and approach all my clients on an individual and personal basis that is sensitive to their needs.


I provide a professional, discreet and friendly counselling service to help people overcome both past and current issues that if left unresolved can impact upon their lives greatly. Below is a list of areas that I am experienced in working with to name but a few,


- Anxiety

- Depression

- Trauma

- Abuse

- Stress

- Anger

- Addictions

- Relationships

- Self esteem

- Confidence   


I understand that to look at what troubles you can feel uncomfortable and difficult, yet by visiting my website you have already realised that you are in need. Do you need some reassurance that I am the counsellor for you? Go and look at what previous clients have said. Although counselling can seem a scary prospect it is extremely rewarding, and there is nothing wrong in reaching out for help. Through embarking on this journey you can find your inner peace and contentment with life again.


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