Rochelle Dawson

Rochelle Dawson - Bridges Counselling Parramatta, Sydney

Rochelle Dawson

Special interest: Women with complex trauma and abuse issues

Registered Counsellor, PACFA Reg. Clinical

M CounsellingGrad Dip Emotionally Focused Therapy (Cand), Adv Dip Couns, Dip Ed, BA

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About Rochelle

I work with teenagers, families and women, with a special interest in trauma.  I enjoy helping teenagers overcome their struggles and see them engage fully in life again.  My work with women involves helping them overcome difficulties so they can achieve their personal goals and find fulfilment in life.

I am currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) at the Institute of Emotionally Focused Therapy in Annandale.

Areas of Counselling Practice

Trauma, Grief, Abuse and Women’s Issues

  • Abuse recovery
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, stress management
  • Assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Communication
  • Coping with emotions
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
  • Grief, loss and separation
  • Life and work transition
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem & assertive communication building
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse (male and female)
  • Student issues
  • Trauma, past and present, including PTSD

Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • Behavioural challenges for adolescents
  • Parental stress
  • Step family issues

How I Approach Counselling and Psychotherapy

I see counselling as an opportunity to with someone, using their strengths, to help them find new ways to do life.  Often this requires courage and hope to overcome difficult past or present circumstances.  I seek to support and empower people to find the healing and transformation they desire.

My approach utilises an integrative psychotherapy approach, incorporating:
• Emotionally Focused therapy
• Narrative therapy
• Mindfulness
• Cognitive-behavioural therapy
• Attachment based and trauma theories and is
• Strengths based.

I am committed to professional training and am supported by supervision on a regular basis to maintain my ethical and professional standards.

Professional Background

My professional background has been in education, pastoral care and counselling.
I have been counselling since 2005 and have experience working with a range of issues affecting youth, women and families.

I have experience in running workshops and seminars on various topics that are aimed at increasing awareness and promotion of mental health and wellbeing of young people, their parents, individuals, families, and communities. For example; ‘Positive Self Esteem and Body Image’ and ‘Healthy Communication and Relationships’, ’Dealing with Grief’, ‘Stress Management’ and ‘Resilience’.

Professional Memberships

  • Clinical Registration with ARCAP, PACFA, CAPA


My fee is $120/hour.

If you are having are financial difficulties, concessions may be available.