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Meet The Team

Tracey Leung

Tracey was trained in Gestalt Therapy and she integrates elements of other therapeutic approaches into her practice. She is an accredited member of BACP and has been working at New Dawn since 2010.


Also trained in Spiritual Direction/ Accompaniment and obtained a MA in Trauma Studies, she is particularly interested in supporting people with issues involving spirituality and/or traumatic experience. 

She is also interested in cross cultural issues which she has first hand experience. She is bilingual (English/Cantonese).

Sian Maman

Sian is a humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults of all ages at New Dawn.

She integrates modalities such as gestalt, person centred, focused and CBT to create individually tailored therapy according to the needs of her clients. 

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Julia Hill

Julia has been working as an integrative counsellor since 2011. She is an credited member of BACP. 


Her focus area is working with young people.


She also works with couples and individuals on a variety of mental health difficulties.

She has a passion for helping you better understand yourself, and in doing so make healthier life choices.

Creating resilience and robustness to face life's challenges.

Ross Hickman

Ross Hickman

Ross is an integrative psychotherapist working with singles and couples with a background in teaching adults.

He has a real heart for those who are hurting and struggling with life issues whether as an individual or in relationship with others.


Ross deals with a wide range of common client presentations and his previous pastoral history enables him to work with a broad array of faith dilemmas.


He is experienced in working with porn and sex addiction as well as having an interest in helping those who work in the emergency services, were sent to boarding school and those affected by damaging relationships.

Rachel Ninnis

Rachel is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She is nearing completion of an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, and holds a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling. 

Rachel has a special interest in the impact of early trauma and Attachment failure; and its effects upon an individuals sense of Self.


Alongside this, she helps clients to develop an integral awareness of the physiological and emotional effects they experience as a result of their struggles.


Kerry Peppiat

Kerry completed her training at the Sherwood institute of Counseling and Psychotherapy, graduating in 2013 with a BSc (Hons). 

She works integratively with theories such as Gestalt, Transactional nalysis and Person Centred Theory in a developmental, reparative and Humanistic way. 

She offers creative ways of working through different mediums as well as dialogue, for those who struggle to express their difficulties. 

She offers a confidential, empathic and safe space for individuals and couples to explore their feelings including anger, sadness, depression or anxiety.

She is experienced in life issues relating to early childhood neglect, abuse, sibling issues, dissociation as well as loss, divorce and relationship issues.

New Dawn Counselling Centre

​Contact Us: 0115  9170500​
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