The Dawn Lister Therapy Centre
Click below to find out more about our Therapists and the services they offer...
Click below to find out more about our Therapists and the services they offer...
I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Physiotherapists.
Life can be incredibly challenging sometimes and you may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, guilt, anger and stress. I completely understand how daunting it may be to take the first steps towards counselling, as I was once in the other chair too. However, after having a positive and empowering experience, I knew then this was something I wanted to study to enable me to support other people on their journey.
I work integratively which means I call on a variety of theories and methods, such as Person Centered, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Inner child and solution focused, depending what each individual client may want.
I have worked with teenagers as well as adults, offering a safe and confidential environment for you to talk openly.
Counselling is a very personal and individual journey, so choosing the right counsellor for you is key. I offer a free 20 min no obligation chat to ask any questions about my sessions.
Phone number: 07979 189272
My aim is to help clients find what they need from therapy. I offer a service that is safe and confidential, where I hope you gain a valuable insight to identify and change habits and behaviours that are preventing you living the life you would like.
I’ll help you to find yourself, improve relationships and generally find direction.
I will give you tools and strategies that you will keep and use when needed in your future life.
With over 20 years of experience I am qualified in working with all types of people and problems.
Teenagers, and young people, families, couples and individuals.
I have a vast knowledge of ASD ADHD and OCD, anxiety, unwanted thought processes, lack of confidence, communication problems, and loss.
My therapies are integrative, meaning I use the therapy type needed for the client.
This may be and not exclusive of CBT DBT solution focused, and person centred.
Please do contact me to discuss further, or to book a meeting with me.
I do offer a 20 min complimentary call, or zoom call.
Phone number: 07575 747444
I am a member of the BACP regulatory service.
Marya is a registered Classical Homeopath, who is passionate about supporting people on their journey to better health and wellness by providing individualised homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy is a gentle, safe and holistic system of medicine that takes into account all aspects of you as a person, gets to the root cause and brings about balance, wellbeing and restoration of your health.
People seek homeopathic treatment for a wide variety of issues, some of which might include hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, hay fever, migraines, headaches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, grief, digestive issues and many other long-term chronic ailments. If you would like to find out if homeopathy can help you, please get in touch.
Whilst Marya treats a variety of health concerns, she has a special interest in women’s health and hormonal issues.
If you are interested in taking a natural, non-toxic approach to healing and would like to find out more about how homeopathy can help you, get in touch to book a free no-obligation call.
Homeopathic consultations are a safe and non-judgemental space for you to discuss your health and anything you feel might be affecting it. Marya supports you on your journey with individualised, gentle remedies to bring about balance and wellbeing.
Marya is registered with the Society of Homeopaths (the largest group of registered homeopaths in the UK) . Membership with the SOH (shown by the letters RSHom) is your guarantee of a well-trained, insured and professional homeopath.
Liz Sharpe specialises in helping people manage their relationship with alcohol, cocaine or nicotine - either cutting down or stopping completely. Qualified as a Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Addictions Coach, Liz helps you to get back in control of you and your life by looking at up to 4 different areas with you.
Whatever the reason that you are drinking, smoking, partaking...... Liz will work with you to find your resolution so that you can live life again.
Registered with BACP, Addiction Professionals, APHP and College of Medicine. Free, no obligation consultation.
Phone number: 07903 410027
Every trauma tells a story that has not been truly heard, leaving the core self raw and invalidated and keeping you small. You may find yourself facing many challenges at various times in your life. Sometimes feeling shame or afraid to speak up, struggle with low self-esteem or confidence issues, feeling stuck or like you are living in a dark place with no sense of how or where to find the light.
Hayley is a highly experienced Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). She helps people of all ages who are looking for mental and emotional health support with trauma including: -
Her intention is to support you to understand your thoughts, feelings, and life experiences as valid responses to your previous and current experience so that you can feel empowered, heard, and begin to heal.
Hayley graduated from the Anglia Ruskin University with a DipHE in Person-Centred Counselling for Children & Adolescents and a BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy working with adults.
She trained and worked with the Woman’s Trust helping women of all ages experiencing domestic abuse, overcome emotional and mental harm from narcissistic abuse, coercive and controlling relationships, co-dependency, sexual violence, and all forms of abuse. She knows and understand the different ways abuse can impact individuals and their sense of self - anxiety and depression, trauma, suicidal feelings, self-loathing, shame, and worthlessness.
How Hayley works
Processing deeply held loss, grief or trauma in therapy can be both painful and life changing. You will go at your own pace and share what only feels right for you, as YOU are the expert of YOU.
Hayley has a deeply empathic person-centred approach and gives you the time and space to express your feelings and discuss your experiences openly, in your own words and in your own time. She will work sensitively with you as a compassionate witness to your story, without judgement, and with unconditional acceptance.
Mind & Body (Somatic experience)
With a VTCT diploma in complementary therapies and background as an energy practitioner, Hayley offers a very calming space where you are treated with sensitivity and respect. She is very in tune with the mind/body connection and works very much with the sensations and emotions that are stuck in the body, presence (the here and now), your felt sense, energy, grounding, and imagery.
Phone number: 07561 611761
I am a fully qualified counsellor offering a confidential and professional service for adults and young people facing a range of difficulties and emotional problems. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their ethical code of conduct.
It can be difficult asking for help, however acknowledging that sometimes our problems become too much for us to manage on our own can be the first step towards making much needed change. Whether it is a sense of isolation or loneliness, problems within a relationship, difficulties with past trauma, or specific problem such as depression and anxiety, I can offer a non-judgmental and understanding environment to help you through challenging phases in your life.
I have worked with adults and young people at mental health charities, and have seen the positive changes that are possible through counselling. I believe everyone has the capacity to overcome the difficulties that hold them back in life, and start moving forward.
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working with people in distress or displaying challenging behaviors. Over the past 11 years’ I have been working as a qualified psychologist in the NHS supporting children, young people and families who are experiencing a range of emotional difficulties. I work with complex issues including, but not limited to depression, school phobias, anxiety/fearfulness, trauma, grief, illness, aggression, mild to moderate self-harm and suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, social withdrawal, parenting and relationship issues. Clinical psychologists are trained to a high level to use the most up to date and extensively researched therapies to support a person/family make sense of their difficulties and find ways to live a more contented life. I am a firm believer that each of us has the capacity to transform our lives and our relationships with the support of a good therapist.
After a brief assessment, we will come up with a plan for therapy that will move you towards your goals. It may be useful for me to contact other agencies and professionals involved with your family/child. I enjoy using a variety of mediums including family work, play-based approaches, as well as the more traditional talking therapies. I am passionate about childhood and always take a developmental approach when understanding what is going on for a child/adolescent or family. If you are looking for someone to support your family through a challenging time, offer specialist assessment and intervention for specific concerns or provide a psychological opinion on concerns that you may have about your child then do get in touch.
I am also able to offer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a specialist treatment for simple or complex trauma. At a pace that suits you, we will gently and carefully work through your experiences so you can regain control of your life.
Laura is a qualified (MA) Art Psychotherapist HCPC registered and member of the British Association of Art Therapists. She has experience working with a wide range of mental health and emotional difficulties in clinical settings. She has specialised in offering evidence based practice interventions to children and young people experiencing difficulties such as low mood, anxiety and emotional dysregulation as well as those who have a history of trauma. Laura also has therapeutic experience supporting people who are struggling with social communication, selective mutism and/or autism and gender identity.
Laura offers the opportunity for clients to use creativity as a tool for communication when it may feel like words are not enough to make sense of their internal worlds. Appointments offered both online and face to face as per client preference or requirements.
Sarah’s practice is based on a humanistic approach, helping clients to understand themselves better and make sense of their experiences.
Providing a safe, warm space in which the client can explore their feelings and thoughts is at the core of Sarah’s work, helping to form a therapeutic relationship and empower the client to make choices for their own wellbeing.
Appreciating that we all face difficulties in our lives at times and all our experiences are unique, Sarah will work patiently with people whilst they discover the many benefits of therapy.
Sarah has experience of working with adults and young people with a range of needs and she is happy to work with whatever the client brings to therapy.
As a qualified business coach Sarah has worked for many years with businesses to support their growth and change. She is passionate about work place relationships and wellbeing, believing that where people feel valued in a business greater productivity exists.
Sarah is also a keen candle and home fragrance maker and has devised a creative therapy which explores the effect that fragrance can have, often generating memories and providing a basis for the therapy.
As an accredited member of The National Counselling Society Sarah works within their ethical framework and code of practice.
We are delighted to welcome Lizwe Makombe to our centre.
A fully trained and registered Psychotherapist
He has worked in various settings including therapeutic children’s homes with young people and young adults with emotional behavioural difficulties (EBD), in primary and secondary schools and in private practice.
Lizwe has extensive experience of working with children, adolescents an
Contact him directly for a free and confidential consultation over the phone or via video call, you can then decide on how best to move forward with therapy.
For parents or carers who are worried about their children or teenagers please contact Lizwe Makombe by emailing reachouttherapyservices@gmail.
Professional memberships: MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy); BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council); APPCIOS (Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings)
We are delighted to welcome Geraldine Meadows, MBACP: therapist & coach to our centre.
"I believe you can feel better than you do now: that you can know and understand yourself better and feel both lighter and more secure in yourself. I also believe firmly in the power of connection, and communication, to help achieve these goals."
"I work in an integrative way, blending elements of person centred, existential and psychodynamic theory, working in a creative way to suit your needs.
Person-centred: an approach which considers you the expert in your own life and in which you are met with a set of core conditions such as empathy, congruence and positive regard.
Existential: a philosophical approach which focuses on the human condition as a whole, dealing with challenges associated with living such as relationships, freedom
Psychodynamic: this type of work aims to shine a light on the unconscious - to build awareness of what's happening as a deeper level within, helping people to know and understand themselves more fully and building awareness to bring about change.
My training also includes a qualification in coaching - I want know what you want out of life and to work with you to discover how to get there.
Starting therapy takes courage. It takes effort and belief that you can feel better than you do now. I've been there and know how much it takes. From day one, the rewards can be rich - you can feel lighter, brighter and better understood. The process of therapy can be a really fun adventure. I experience a lot of laughter and moments of mirth with clients. It’s a journey of learning and discovery. I am here to join you on the journey -- please get in touch to take the first step."
Geraldine has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow and a PG.Dip (Dist) in Integrative Counselling and Coaching from the University of East London. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their strict ethical framework & code of conduct.
Through massage Clare creates physical and emotional wellbeing. Clare has been working for more than 20 years and the personal fulfilment when treating clients, whether for specific areas of pain or in a more holistic treatment to relax body and mind, is extremely rewarding.
"When a client leaves the couch feeling restored and improved, that makes me happy. That feeling never ceases to fill me with a sense of satisfaction and motivation".
Clare practices sports massage, pre and post pregnancy massage, baby massage & hot stone massage.
- ITEC Level III Sports
- ITEC Holistic Massage
- Pregnancy massage with Suzanne Yates
- Reiki level 1
- Dry Needling
Tracy has been working as a Holistic Therapist for over 20 years. With every treatment, her aim is to create a peaceful place for you, to take time out, feel a sense of calm and to escape from the stresses of everyday life. Tracy has a huge amount of experience of healing within her therapies and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Areas of specialism:
Phone number: 07988 384 354
Dawn is the owner of the beautiful Therapy Centre tucked away in the heart of Leigh On Sea and co - owner of Anahata Yoga Centre.
Her clinic hours are:
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 2pm - 5pm
Visit www.anahatayogacentre.com for information on how to join Dawn for mindfulness, yoga, pregnancy yoga, and pilates classes, UK based retreats or Italy retreats.