Dominic Quinn

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About Me:

I can offer you the pause that you might need to work through anything that is upsetting you or causing you distress as well as traumas of all kinds This can be face to face , online via text, instant messaging or video chat or a blended approach that suits you.

 

As an accredited member of the BACP you are assured that my practice meets the BACP higher standard as a competent , ethical and independant practitioner. 

 

What's important is the unconditional, non judgemental safe space I provide for you to say whatever you like where you experience reflections that while sometimes challenging are safe and led by you.

 

We discuss how counselling might help you and the issues which you might want to begin to talk about so that we can agree, between us, on a way of working, bearing in mind my person centred approach and the reasons that might bring you to counselling.

 

While often more than one issue can be present when someone is in distress, the kinds of issues clients have brought to counselling with me include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, anger-management, dissociation, post psychosis recovery, self-harm and suicidal feelings. There are many more and I would encourage you to contact me initially to discuss your needs.

 

First Session

We will have an introductory session where I can let you know some more about myself, how counselling works and you can decide if you would be happy to work with me. As it is very important that you are able to make an informed decision I believe it is ethical not to charge for the first half hour. If you wish to carry on then we can look at how often you would prefer future sessions. These are usually weekly but can be fortnightly if you prefer. You can have as many or few as suits you as the idea is you always remain in control of the process.

 

Online counselling

I also provide counselling services online. Online counselling is an alternative way to get support from a professional counsellor. It is an opportunity to explore difficulties, express feelings and untangle troubles in a safe, professional space without judgement. Perhaps you have difficulties with mobility or prefer to communicate by text or via skype live chat or instant messaging. Online counselling can provide professional and effective counselling without meeting in person. You might even prefer a blended approach where some of the sessions are online and some in person.

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While Skype or VSee are acceptable methods to video conference if you require an additional level of security and prefer encrypted video conferencing or Instant messaging then you are welcome to use the PlusGuidance encrypted service. This link will take you to PlusGuidance where you can set up your free account in a simple step. Payment is through their simple to use card facility although the fee structure is slightly different due to the enhanced encryption service.

 

Trauma and PTSD Support

 

In addition I am able to offer support to help manage the distressing symptoms of trauma and phobias, having been trained by the Human Givens Institute to deliver rewind therapy which is a recognised gentle exposure therapy to help unhook the distressing feelings from traumatic memories. I will explain how this works and whether it is appropriate in your unique circumstances.

 

Having worked with and experienced traumas within the emergency services for over 25 years, I have a real understanding of the effects of trauma and PTSD and I can offer the gentle supportive space you need to work with these distressing feelings and memories recognising that everyone is unique and experiences and reacts to trauma differently. I can also offer a CBT based approach, if we both agree that it could be beneficial.

 

Trauma Risk Management (TRiM):

 

I have also been conducting trauma risk assessments for the emergency services for five years to help assess those that experience traumatic incidents that need more intensive support.

While often more than one issue can be present when someone is in distress, the kinds of issues clients have brought to counselling with me include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), abuse, anger-management, dissociation, post psychosis recovery, self-harm and suicidal feelings. There are many more and I would encourage you to contact me initially to discuss your needs.

 

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I am also able to offer one hour workshops for managing stress at work followed by an afternoon of individual counseling sessions for staff struggling with any issues particularly stress at work.

 

 

 

Pre Counselling Assesments

I can also offer pre counselling assessments on behalf of employee assistance companies. This will include a review of the clients presenting issues as well as an assessment of risk. An hour and a half should be allocated for this process and with the appropriate consents in place from the client a summary report returned within 48 hours.

 

For More Information

 

I have included an additional page which goes into more depth on the topics that I have mentioned and includes details of my professional membership, privacy and confidentiality policies and also further information on the next steps to take.

 

My Additional Information

 

Get in touch with Dominic

If you would like to get in touch with me, fill out the form and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. If my client book is full, I will forward your details to another counsellor in the group unless you indicate otherwise.

I look forward to hearing from you

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Dominic's Qualifications


  • MBACP (Registered Accredited member)
  • MSc Biomolecular Organisation (Distinction)
  • PgDiploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PgCertificate Evidenced Based Practice (CBT)
  • Certificate in Rewind Therapy - Human Givens Institute
  • Certificate in Understanding anxiety & PTSD - Human Givens Institute
  • Certificate in Effective (Solution focussed) Brief Therapy - Human Givens Institute
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011/2012)
  • Online Counselling Skills Certificate
    (with distinction)


Dominic's Fees


Face to face counselling in kendal

 

  • Initial meeting for in person counselling– Free (half an hour)
  • Weekly session in person (Kendal)- £35 (one hour per week)
  • Advance book 6 sessions £ 30  x 6 

 

Skype Online Counselling

  • 1 hr - Live Skype: £35
  • Advance book 6 sessions 1 hr   £30 per session
  • Text counselling 1  x Sheet A4   £30

PlusGuidance Encrypted Online Counselling

I can accept cash and most debit and credit cards in session, and for online payments PayPal and BACS transfer is also available on request

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Contact Dominic


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Dominic's Working Partnerships


  • I'm working with the Cumbria Stress and Trauma Centre, who are based in Penrith, and  specialists in dealing with a wide range of personal challenges including trauma. You can find their website here!

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