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My reasons for being a counsellor are simple. Watching as people grow and seek solutions to their difficulties is an honour to witness and be a part of. Seeing people transform their lives for the better is a privilege. We all need to talk from time to time to unburden ourselves. I am dedicated to helping the client improve their wellbeing and believe that this can be achieved by building a trusting relationship in a safe, warm environment, with a high level of professionalism. People can be secure in the knowledge that they can share their experience in confidence and be treated in a sensitive manner.


I am a qualified to Masters Degree Level having an MA Trauma Informed Practice and also have a  BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice. I practice from a Person-Centred base. This places the emphasis on the individual being able to find their own direction in seeking solution to their troubles. I believe and practice in accordance with the ethical principles contained within the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) ethical framework and also the National Counselling & Psychotherpy Society (NCPS). As part of my professional obligation, I attend professional development days to improve and enhance my understanding on relevant and current topics. Through doing so this enhances the level of service I can deliver to you.


I provide a confidential and private counselling service understanding that it is vital along with offering a safe and secure environment in order to explore what troubles you. I still work within other counselling services that can both be challenging due to the clients specific needs and also harrowing due to the nature of the individual’s experiences. Friends quite often ask me why I choose to continue to do so; my response is simple ‘why not’?


I offer a safe and warm environment free from judgement and prejudices in which you can explore and experience that which you need in the knowledge that it is treated with the strictest of confidence. I have worked supporting people since 2010 and have been counselling from 2013. In all this time I have worked with many different clients and worked with a great many issues,  yet each person is unique and I approach each person on an individual basis with no preconceived ideas about the work which we are about to embark upon.


I can also offer supervision to other counsellors.


Professional Qualifications, Governing body and Experience



  • MA Trauma Informed Practice (University of Nottingham)

  • BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (University of Nottingham)

  • Essential Supervision Skills BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS)

  • Diploma in Psychology (Alison)

  • Diploma in Mental Health Studies (Alison)

  • Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 (University of Nottingham)

  • EWBCx: Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, edX)

  • AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment (University of Adelaide, edX)

  • Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts (AQA)

  • Certificate in Intermediate Counselling Skills (AQA)

  • Certificate in Mental Health Studies – Suicide, Violent Behaviour and Substance Abuse (Alison)

  • Training in Sexual Abuse (Sarac)

  • Training In Vulnerable Men’s Issues (The Eaton Foundation)

  • MNCPS (Accred) MEMBERSHIP NO: NCS22-01554

  • CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional)

  • AP-APM (Addiction Professionals Advanced Practitioner Member)

  • Registered Member 376730 MBACP


All certification are available on request inclusive of insurance documentation and evidence of membership to professional bodies.



Michael Dawes Counsellor
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