BSW, AMHSW, GradD.F.T., Cert.C.T., ClinMFT, MEI
Welcome, I’m Chris Dawson, and I am pleased to introduce myself and my professional practice. I also appreciate that you are considering couples counselling as a means to navigate the challenges you and your partner may be encountering. Our goal is to assist you both to move beyond the issues you face, and foster a robust, affectionate and thriving relationship and life together.
With over 35 years of dedicated professional experience in the fields of Clinical Family Therapy, Couples Counselling, and Social Work, I have gained significant expertise in guiding and supporting couples and families through their challenges.
My practice is deeply enriched by both my academic pursuits and my ongoing commitment to professional development, all of which is further enhanced by the diverse range of individuals and families I have had the privilege to work with.
My approach to Couples Counselling is highly collaborative, and influenced by evidence-based interventions, and informed by leading Couples and Family Therapy models. This ensures that I can offer comprehensive and effective solutions for improving both relationships and mental well-being of the people I work with.
I firmly believe that effective Couples Counselling is not a one-size-fits-all solution; rather, it must be tailored to the unique constellation of experiences that each individual and couple brings to Couples Counselling.
In every counselling session, I hold the fundamental belief that each person and couple is inherently striving to do their best within the context of their circumstances. I hold a compassionate and empathetic perspective which underpins my therapeutic approach, fostering a safe and nurturing environment for personal and relationship growth and positive change.
Your relationship is not a Tattslotto ticket where hopefully you buy the winning ticket… you have to put in!
Relationships demand that we evolve.
I have focused my professional career on supporting and helping couples solve complex relationship problems and dynamics including entrenched conflict, infidelities, mental health issues, addictions such as drugs, alcohol and sex addiction, family of origin issues, communication, plus the development of relationship skills, knowledge and abilities.
Throughout my professional career, I have dedicated myself to the facilitation of solutions for couples grappling with intricate relationship challenges and dynamics. These encompass a spectrum of issues, ranging from deep-seated conflicts, infidelity, and mental health concerns to substance dependencies such as drugs, alcohol, and sex addiction.
Additionally, I address family-of-origin issues, communication barriers, and the cultivation of essential relationship skills, knowledge and mindset.
The profound and constructive transformations that I have witnessed as a result of Couples Counselling continue to kindle my passion and commitment to the field of Marriage and Couples Counselling.