Dawn Nolan

Dawn Nolan

Psychotherapist


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Highlighted specialties
depressiontraumarelationship issuespersonality disordermental health disorder
Biography

Many of the people I work with are looking for connection, understanding and positive change. Whether you experience low mood and negative thoughts, have a history of trauma or need to develop new coping strategies, overcoming obstacles to well being often starts by developing positive interpersonal relationships and learning the value of being kind to yourself. ​ You know that feeling when someone just gets you? ​ Well... with a grounding in humanistic therapy, that is what I aim to offer you; a genuine therapeutic relationship founded in acceptance and truly accurate empathy. As an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer I bring together the necessary skills and personal qualities to provide evidence based therapy with a compassionate, relaxed, approachable style to support you with positive change. If you would like to know more, contact me to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. Common issues that people bring to therapy include: Depression and Mood Disorders Negative or Dark Thoughts Anxiety Relationship Difficulties Life or Role Transitions Grief, Loss or Bereavement Isolation Trauma, PTSD Self-Esteem Self-harming Stress Management/Burnout Health Concerns or Bodily Sensations Such as Fatigue or Pain Whilst your experiences are unique to you, you are not alone ​​Personal bio My Life, Loves and Leisures After spending much of my life in rural Shropshire, my husband and two daughters and I made the bold decision to move to the beautiful Canterbury Plains. For me, keeping balance is an important part of maintaining a sense of wellbeing. Our lifestyle here has, in the main been a relaxed one, but it has also been punctuated with the life appreciating experiences of the earthquakes, sustained drought and the tragedy of the Al Noor & Linwood Mosque shootings. In sharing adversity, my family have been drawn closer to the communities of Christchurch and North Canterbury. Each of us in our own way has been privileged to be part of the support and recovery process both for ourselves and the people we have grown to love. Education, Worklife and Driving Passions After an early career in teaching I trained as a psychiatric nurse at The Royal Shrewsbury College. It was here I learnt the joy of the therapeutic relationship and began extending my training in a number of psychological modalities including Rogerian Client Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Milan Family Therapy, Moreno Psychodrama and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I worked for the NHS and in private practice as a humanistic therapist and supervisor, and in a voluntary capacity to develop a counselling service for MIND Shropshire. After moving to New Zealand I studied Interpersonal Psychotherapy through Otago University and after completing my masters I became an accredited therapist, trainer and supervisor with the International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapists and a clinical tutor for Interpersonal Psychotherapy at Otago University's School of Psychological Medicine. Never being one to sit on my laurels, I have also enjoyed extending my range of psychotherapeutic interventions by training in Motivational Interviewing, Non-Violent Communication, Critical Incident Stress Management and more recently EMDR for trauma in adults, groups and children. Training in EMDR extended me the privilege of supporting people who have been affected by desvasting and traumatic events of the Mosque shootings. ​ Much of my work in New Zealand has been with the CDHB Rural Mental Health team. I have loved working in the rural community with clients and their families, and developing supportive relationships with rural GP's, schools and networks of community organisations who provide so many valuable services. More recently I joined the Child, Adolescent and Family Specialist Mental Health Service in North Canterbury. Throughout my work with the DHB I have continued to offer Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Critical Incident Stress Management and Clinical Supervision, with teaching as my complimentary discipline. I have provided presentations and workshops the field of mental health & wellbeing for the CDHB, ARA, MHREC and a number of NGOs and community groups across the sector. ​ I am delighted to have reopened my private practice, which had been suspended after Harley Chambers was badly damaged in the quakes. Now Therapy Services has moved to Percival on the Park, on a quiet leafy street in Rangiora, enabling me to offer therapeutic services in North Canterbury, a place where my heart lies. Now you know something of me, I would love get you know you and together inspire you in your own goals for change.

Qualifications

RMHN., Dip CBT., PGcert IPT., PGdip IPT., MHSc Mental Health, Cert Teaching., ISIPT registered Therapist, Supervisor, Trainer, EMDR Level 1.

Specialisations

Mental health disorder

Depression

Personality disorder

Relationship issues

Attachment issues

Communication skills

Grief and loss

Domestic violence

Life changes

Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

Motivation and purpose

Stress

Burnout

Crisis management

Emotional control

Feeling stuck

Loneliness and isolation

Self esteem and confidence

Self harm

Sleep issues

Trauma

Client

Adolescents

Adults

Couples

Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt)

Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing Therapy

Humanistic Psychology

Relational Psychotherapy

Person centred therapy

Transactional analysis

Fees

Individual Therapy Session

$150

60 minutes

Couples Session

$150

60 minutes

Individual or Couples Therapy - 3 session plan

$400

60 minutes

Confirmed pre-booking of 3 sessions

Professional Clinical Supervision

$120

60 minutes

Critical Incident Debrief with 2 facilitators

$400

90 minutes

Mental Health & Wellbeing Presentation/Workshop

$200

60 minutes

Tailored to your requirements - negotiable

Or free if your employer offers therapy via Clearhead.

Locations

- 130 Percival St, Rangiora, Christchurch, 7400

Book an appointment with Dawn Nolan

Dawn Nolan

Dawn Nolan

Hi, start the booking process by selecting the kind of therapy you want :)

Individual Therapy Session

$150

60 minutes

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 29th

Couples Session

$150

60 minutes

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 29th

Individual or Couples Therapy - 3 session plan

$400

60 minutes

Confirmed pre-booking of 3 sessions

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 29th

Professional Clinical Supervision

$120

60 minutes

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 29th

Critical Incident Debrief with 2 facilitators

$400

90 minutes

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 29th

Mental Health & Wellbeing Presentation/Workshop

$200

60 minutes

Tailored to your requirements - negotiable

Next Earliest Appointment:  Sep 29th