Laraine Dawson

I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling and am currently working towards becoming accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also an Approved Adoption Counsellor with Barnardo’s Adoption Agency that is registered to provide adoption placement and support services.

  • I work with Individual Adults, Adolescents and Children in private practice. I have four years experience working at Bradford College & University with students and staff from many different cultures and with a diverse range of issues.
  • I have worked as a children’s counsellor for two years with children aged 4-13 and am now a School Project Manager for The Place2Be in Leeds.
  • I believe each of us has the capacity and power to change, the therapeutic relationship being key.
  • My training background is The Relational Approach which I work with primarily in a person centred way creating a safe environment and a warm, non-judgemental relationship to enable you to explore the issues that brought you to counselling.
  • I work in Harrogate and both sites have easy parking. I can offer short-term, longer-term or open ended counselling. We can talk about this at the first meeting.
  • Daytime and some evening appointments are usually available.

Finding the right Counsellor is important and together we can look at what it is you are finding difficult.

I offer an initial meeting with no obligation to commit to ongoing sessions. You can raise any questions you may have and take some time to decide if counselling with me is right for you.

Counselling Children

I work with children in a non-directive way and have a range of creative play materials available.

I offer a safe environment and a warm, non-judgemental relationship to allow the child to express themselves as they choose.

Contact Laraine


Krysallis 104, Station Parade, Harrogate. HG1 1HQ

Mobile number 07792088229


My fees are £40 per hour.

Some concessions available.