“There was no judgement, no rights or wrongs, just quiet. Dahlian allowed me to be me, allowed me to think and say out loud with out comment what I was feeling. There was subtle gentle probing which encouraged me to talk, I had never undergone counselling before so was nervous and unsure it would be of value, but I can without doubt recommend Dahlian as a councillor and the whole process which is in a safe confidential environment.'”
Welcome to my site where you can find information on me and the services I offer.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I provide face to face counselling in Saltburn- by-the Sea and also by e-mail, Zoom and telephone. I have a background in education, working with adults as well as young people.
I can help with a range of issues including but are not limited to:
- stress and anxiety
- depression/low mood
- self-esteem issues
- relationship problems
- bereavement, including pet bereavement
- family problems
- work related difficulties
- lack of motivation
- identity issues
- gender issues
I work at the pace of the client and provide a secure non-judgemental environment for reflection and discussion.
Sometimes a person may just want one or two sessions in order to bounce ideas of someone or have someone listen to them talk about events that have upset them. Others may feel they need longer.
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that everyone is able to work towards controlling their lives and making good choice – we just sometimes need someone to listen and offer support.
I have a PhD in philosophy. My philosophy background inspires me to help clients search for solutions and for meaning in the way they live. I am happy to incorporate existential therapy in my sessions.
I can provide creative exercises for clients to use between sessions but there is no obligation to work this way.