Rachel Shattock Dawson - Counsellor, Psychotherapist


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Registered Member MBACP

Registered Member MBACPQualified to be listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate No: 040378. View Register profile

About me and my therapy practice

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS: www.therapyonthames.co.uk I'm a BACP-registered therapist based in Thames Ditton, Surrey (with a direct 30-minute train service to London Waterloo). I also see clients in London by special arrangement and work with distant and international clients on Skype or FaceTime. I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy in a warm, supportive environment, where you can talk over your concerns freely. I work integratively, bringing together aspects of different therapies, eg CBT, person-centred & psychodynamic, all tailored to your individual needs. My Background: I studied Psychology at HuIl and Loughborough Universities, before working in occupational psychology. I then joined Cosmopolitan magazine to set up a raft of personal development courses for readers, such as management development, assertiveness training, life planning and sexuality. I then enjoyed a career in the media before specialist training as a psychotherapist at Roehampton University. I have since worked as a counsellor & psychotherapist in the NHS, at Kingston Hospital, and in the voluntary sector (addiction) and am now in private practice. I often write or am quoted in carefully chosen press. I do this to spread the word about the benefits of therapy and to tackle any remaining stigma head-on, as well as to widen my client base. However, you can rest assured that I never write or talk about my clients.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addiction(s), Adoption Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Dissociation, Eating disorders, General counselling, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues


MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2011 (includes PG Dip, 2010); BA (Hons) Psychology, 1978; RSA Assessor Award (NVQ level 4 - degree level), 1997

Types of therapy

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Humanistic, Integrative, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older Adults, Young People

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Contact options


07941 851308



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Practical issues

  • Fees (per session) : £50. Low-income concessions are occasionally available (max 2 at any one time).
  • Accessible Offices: No
  • Additional Languages: None