Hello and Welcome


Many people are nervous about seeking counselling, believing they should be able to cope; issues need to be earth-shattering to justify professional help; or they fear it might make their problems more real and unbearable. The truth is seeking help is a sign of strength and self-respect.

By providing a calm, confidential and accepting environment I’ve helped hundreds of people overcome their difficulties and I can help you too, all you have to do is ask. Call 07818 840841 or email dawn@lifedesignsandmore.co.uk.

I’m looking forward to meeting you.


Dawn Haworth MSc
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & EMDR Accredited Practitioner

Can You Help Me

I have helped hundreds of people who were experiencing difficult to manage emotional symptoms, which for some people – initially – didn’t have an obvious cause; some had experienced verbal, sexual or physical abuse, bullying, shocking incidents and/or accidents, which were having a detrimental effect on their lives.

Human responses to traumatic incidents can be debilitating and life changing. Statistically people experiencing violence; motor vehicle accidents; robbery; sudden bereavement; suicide of a loved one; accidents and incidents; etc, rather than the widely publicised armed combat have the highest numbers of people who are likely to suffer from post traumatic stress or go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research shows face-to-face therapeutic interventions can significantly improve the speed of recovery and because of this I would like to help you too.

Why Come to Me?

I am fully qualified and registered to deliver counselling and psychotherapy with an MSc in Psychological Trauma. I have studied a range of therapeutic techniques, including EMDR, to help a wide range of people who had different experiences and symptoms.

Making An Appointment

Some people find it useful to meet for (a free) ½ hour informal chat and a coffee before deciding if therapy is going to help, others know what they want and arrange their appointment to start therapy with minimal delay.

Confidentiality and discretion are paramount; appointments are timed so you won’t accidentally meet other clients arriving or leaving your sessions. Life Designs’ office is within a building of mixed businesses; therefore you could be in the building for any number of reasons, only you and I will know why you are here.

If you find the thoughts of asking for help or coming to therapy scary, you might wish to:

bullet Ask a trusted friend to come along and wait for you.
bullet Make your appointment on a day when you have plenty of time to relax.