Harrogate Counselling Services

Providing Counselling Support for Children, Young People and Adults.

Hello, my name is Laraine Dawson. I have extensive experience, over 14 years, counselling Children, Young People and Adults and 10 years experience of clinically supervising counsellors.

About Me

Qualified Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling, and I am also an approved Adoption Counsellor with Barnardo’s Adoption Agency that is registered to provide adoption placement and support services.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold public liability insurance.

Face to face



Who do I work with?

Adults, Adolescents and Children

I can help you with the following problems:

Abuse |  Adoption | Anxiety | Bereavement | Bullying | Depression | Difficulties at home, work, or school | Emotional Distress | Family Relationships | Family Dynamics | Loneliness | Mental Health | Panic Attacks | Relationships |  Self-esteem | Self Harm | Sexuality | Stress

I offer a confidential service which will be explained at our initial meeting.

I believe each of us has the capacity and power to change, the therapeutic relationship being key

My training background is The Relational Approach which I work with primarily in a person-centered way creating a safe environment and a warm, non-judgmental relationship to enable you to explore issues that bought you to counselling.

Flexible Appointments

I work online and face to face in Harrogate, where there is free parking. I offer short-term, long-term or open-ended counselling; we can talk about this at the first meeting. Daytime and some evening appointments are usually available.

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