Hilary Dawson MSc Psychodynamic Couselling, UKCP (AGIP)


01329 310 015


I offer on-going counselling and psychotherapy to individuals over the age of 18 years. Sessions would be once a week, with the option to increase to 2 or 3 times a week, for 50 minutes.
I offer short term counselling during which cognitive behavioural techniques could be used. Sessions would be once a week for 50 minutes.

We would meet for an initial consultation to discuss your needs and expectations.


My fee is £50 for the initial consultation and all subsequent sessions.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

This is a controversial question. From my point of view, I think counselling is more about working on issues like; depression, stress, bereavement, relationships, anger, obsessions, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, abuse and bullying, although this list is not exhaustive.

Psychotherapy goes deeper and seeks to alleviate long standing suffering, the source of which may not be known or understood. It includes issues listed under counselling above. Often, sessions would be increased to two or three times a week for a period, after mutual agreement. The safe, confidential environment and the relationship between us are important for this way of working.