Newark on Trent Psychotherapy
My name is Dawn Wray, and I am a trainee in relational gestalt psychotherapy. As a trainee in my final years I am able to offer individual therapy/counselling face to face as well as online to adults aged over 18. I can offer short term therapy (6-8 weeks) or work longer term.
At the heart of my therapy is my belief that our experience of the world is unique. Feelings and emotions can be difficult, and for us to be accepted, feel heard, and experienced just as we are right now, even when this is a painful or difficult place, can be a gift.
I believe that we are so much more than our minds, and so a relational gestalt approach will work holistically with body, soul, mind, and in relating with each other we can begin to work through what has brought you to counselling/therapy.
I am training with Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy institute for a diploma in relational gestalt. I have a clinical supervisor, and I am registered as a trainee therapist with UKCP.
A bit about me
Until now I have worked in financial services in many different roles, all of them leading teams of people. In that time, I learnt that my love, my compassion my curiosity is always with the people and supporting them holistically as human beings first.
I started training with SCPTI in 2018, when I left my employment of 14 years with a sense of movement, something needing to change. After 1 year of training, I was clear that my future career was in psychotherapy. I am passionate about Relational Gestalt Therapy because it's principals and ethos are a homecoming for how, out of my awareness, I came to realise I was thinking and feeling about the world. Everything is connected. We are connected; to ourselves, to each other and to the natural world around us.
I think of Relational Gestalt as a dynamic and vibrant therapy which considers the ‘whole’ of the self; mind, body and spirit by exploring current, here and now lived experience. We are in relationship and do not exist without ‘other’. How and who we are is shaped by our relationships with others and with our world.
I am also a Mum of 2 school aged children who are constant wise and vibrant source of vitality.
I am based in Lincolnshire and on the border of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and am able to see clients at my home or online as needed.