Experience

Over the last nine years I have worked as:

  • Reiki practitioner & Breath Perception® Trainer for the Stroke Association
  • Reiki teacher & Breath Perception® Trainer in hospices – supporting staff well being & patient care
  • Holistic Counsellor & Breath Perception® Trainer in private practice integrating counselling, reiki & Breath Perception® – including delivering workshops for Newcastle Carers Centre, Cancer Support services & Darlington Association of Disability
  • Holistic Counsellor for people living with HIV – integrating counselling, reiki & Breath Perception®
  • Facilitator of Self-Care groups for NHS patients of the University Hospital of North Durham living with chronic pain at the Northern Integrative Health Practice
  • Relaxation therapist working with NHS patients of the University Hospital of North Durham using Breath Perception® at the Northern Integrative Health Practice
  • Bereavement & General Counsellor with adults at Sunderland Counselling Services
  • Children’s Counsellor at Shotton Hall Primary School for the national charity The Place2Be
  • Children’s Counsellor for Durham County Council Educational Psychology Service
  • Presenter on Breathing & Spirituality at national conferences for the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Trainer in Breath Perception® as a tool for Self-Care, Therapeutic Presence & Spiritual Growth to Counselling services at the universities of: Liverpool, Leeds & Durham
  • Author of articles on Breathing for BACP journals for University & College Counsellors & Counsellors of Children & Young People
  • Learning & Well Being Coach with adults & young people at New College Durham – focussing on concentration, centred communication & presentation skills, self-esteem building, self-care, emotional resilience & positive psychology in preparing personal statements, goal setting & attending interviews
  • Meditation teacher supporting young people to develop emotional resilience through breathing
  • Breath-based staff development trainer for teachers

Click here to view my qualifications.


Dawnie Browne Mission (Creator of Breath Perception®)


‘Strong ethics, continuous learning, transparency in clinical supervision and dedication to a way of life that supports my own presence and well being. This is how I strive for excellence’.

Dawnie Browne