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Dawn Crosby



About Me & Qualifications

Hi, I’m Dawn and I have been a practicing qualified counsellor since June 2020, when I graduated in  2022 with a Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.  Prior to this, I achieved Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills.  During my studies, from September 2020, I worked alongside a wonderful mentor within Next Step Psychotherapy and Wellbeing, and gained valuable experience working with children based in a local primary school.   I then moved to their Gosforth clinic, working with young children, teens, and adults.  I am a registered member of The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).


Specialist Interest

I work largely as a Person-Centred therapist, however having trained as an integrative counsellor, sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of the Client, and psychodynamic and CBT modalities may be introduced where appropriate.  To date, my client work has included play therapy with children, and more recently I have worked with teens and adults seeking support with all kinds of issues ranging from relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, low mood, bereavement, substance misuse and addictions, eating disorders, and self-harm, amongst others.


Clinical Approach

I firmly believe that we, as individuals, have the ability to guide our own lives if we are given the right tools to do so:  therapy facilitates personal growth, providing that all-important, but often elusive safe space in which to explore the possibilities, to talk and to confront problems, and ultimately to develop the new skills needed to move forward with inner wisdom, resilience, and the confidence to make positive changes. 


My own personal life experience has thrown many challenges my way, and this fuelled my desire to help others:   I consider myself to be a hugely compassionate, empathetic, respectful, honest, warm, and approachable human being, and I can only hope this becomes apparent as I embark on your life-journey alongside you.  Remember, the first step is always the most difficult; by contacting us, you are now ready to take the next one.

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