Dawn Wachenuka

Bachelor of Social Work Degree

Diploma in Social Work

Post Graduate Certificate in Child Care Studies

Post Qualifying Award in Social Work

Dawn is a highly skilled and engaging counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with adults, children and families navigating various challenges in life. Dawn has worked in multiple countries including England and has been working in Australia for over 10 years in a diverse range of settings and communities. She is a registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. In addition to her private practice, Dawn has a substantial background in the Government sector and community settings as a practitioner and in leadership. 

Dawn has a calming, compassionate and grounded approach towards clients ensuring the support is still practical. She focuses on creating a safe and secure environment to empower her clients to overcome personal challenges and create positive lasting change. Drawing on her experience in the mental health and wellbeing sector, she is able to work with tools that suit the clients’ needs. Dawn knows each individual client is unique and draws from her extensive experience and training to tailor a program to help her clients.

Dawn draws upon a range of therapeutic approaches such as Thought Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation approaches, Attachment Theory and Family Systems Therapy, Problem Solving and Solution Focused approaches, Narrative Therapy amongst many more to guide her clients toward lasting change and personal growth. Dawn is particularly skilled in working with emotional regulation, stuckness, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma using a variety of tools and approaches. She believes that clients can take full responsibility for their wellbeing but there are times when they need a helping hand to guide them along the way and this is where Dawn can assist you. Dawn sees the whole counselling process as an empowering journey for her clients.

Dawn Wachenuka has appointments available in the following location: Parkdale