Words Of Love & Praise

Be so amazing at what you do, that people can't help but talk about you.








I'm thrilled you've landed here; I know you're doing it tough right now. I hope that other's words and experiences resonate with you and give you comfort and guidance.  Please know that change isn't just possible, but with the right help it's inevitable. 

You're not alone. Others have walked a similar path and felt the same fear, pain, sadness and confusion. But if others can share our pain and transform it, then so too can we.



In their words ...

"Dawn has changed my life so profoundly I struggle to express how much gratitude and love I have for this beautiful heart centred being.  I'd been following Dawn on Facebook and through her blog for a couple of years knowing I needed to work with her but kept putting myself last and putting off investing in myself.  

That all changed last year and I'm so glad I made the decision to put me first and make it happen.  I have struggled with depression and anxiety most of my adult life and would become so paralysed by fear I would totally shut down and constantly felt disconnected from myself and the world.  My one on one sessions with Dawn taught me to see the bullshit for what it was, confront the limiting beliefs I had confined my life by and how to turn a situation around to see it from a place of love and learning not suffering.  

Yes I still have moments of panic and self-loathing but I can now see it for what it is very quickly and turn it around to discover what lesson it is that the Universe is wanting me to take on next.  My personal growth over the last 12 months has been immeasurable.  I've made a lot of changes to my life which deep down I knew needed to be made but fear kept me trapped.  With the tools Dawn lovingly shared with me, I could begin to believe in me again and know deep down that no matter what, I'm worthy of having the life I've always wanted and the only person stopping me from achieving it has been me.   

Dawn has helped me achieve what no counsellor or psychologist has been able to self-love and peace in my heart.  Thank you Dawn!" 

Renee, Brisbane

"I wish I could hug you.  You've got no idea.  I just thank you from the deepest part of my soul.  Thank you."

Bec, Melbourne

"I was fortunate enough to discover  Dawn's The Cognitive Soul Instagram page several months ago which led me to attending one of her free introductory sessions. From the first moment I loved Dawn's positive energy, she seemed to be speaking directly to me about where I was in my life - feeling stuck, wanting to make some changes but not quite sure what to do next, wanting to experience more joy and lightness. 

I had been seeing a traditional (fantastic) counsellor following a traumatic event in my life but I was ready for something more, a more spiritual approach as I came to understand the bigger picture of my life, the universe and how we're all connected. Self-examination and a commitment to growth seemed to be the only path - it's not always easy but it's the only way.

Forgiveness (of others, but more importantly myself), kindness, love and a new way of looking at things are some of the amazing things Dawn has helped me discover. A major relationship in my life has more peace in it now, I feel like a weight has been lifted from my chest and shoulders and my stomach has returned to normal. I'm so glad I made the commitment to work with Dawn."

Louise, Brisbane

"I have been to at least 10 therapist in all my life, from life-coaching, to psychotherapy. None of them have been so effective and healing as Dawn. From the first call with her I knew that my time with her could change me and it did. She is kind, assertive and encouraging. She is amazing. I am so glad I found her and I feel my life has changed since I started working with her. I am more calm in difficult times, I can think clearly when something bothers me, and I am no longer afraid to go for what I desire. Thank you Dawn, thank you so much. "

Jennifer, Brisbane

"I would like to thank you for showing me the door and letting me step through into a new way of being. The principles you have helped me to remember are no longer theories in my mind but living beliefs melded with who I am. I feel them growing stronger daily. Life still brings challenges but they are dealt with in a totally different way. I'm glad our souls made this contract to work together and hope to do it again one day when the time  is perfect. Thank you Dawn, much love and gratitude from a soul known as Jade this time round. "



"...I'm healthier, happier, I'm living my purpose.  I couldn't have done that without Dawn.  If anyone's sitting on the fence just do a consultation with her. I can guarantee you if you can jump in it will change your life.

I'm more confident, I love myself more, I'm not a people pleaser anymore, it's freakin' amazing." Thank you Dawn you've 100% changed my life. 



"I had a very specific issue that I wanted to address when I first approached Dawn.  Each session we had together she helped me to not only address that issue, but to find the true, underlying cause of where it began and why I reacted to certain situations the way I did. It was truly amazing to discover myself, and the beliefs that I had carried with me for many years and how they were affecting me.


It was such an enlightening, spiritual experience that I find really difficult to put into words that do it justice, but what I know I can say with great ease is that working with Dawn is a true pleasure.  No judgement, just compassion and clarity – the clarity was immense! The assistance and guiding hand that she provides to help you work through everything you are dealing with is very comforting. You really feel like you are in the safest of hands.


It was a true gift to work with Dawn, something I will be forever grateful for as I continue my journey of self- development."


"I feel I have made some real transformations since our last session my feelings about things have taken a quantum leap.  I feel really peaceful and just really different, the best I've felt in a long long time. Not thinking I've reached where I want to be yet but from where I was it is awesome. I thought I'd share that so you know how valuable your work is (even though I'm sure you know) thank you :)."


I have been seeking a personal coach / spiritual guide to assist me  with growth and awareness for a while,  I was just waiting of the right person. As soon as I met Dawn I felt an instant connection, someone I could talk honestly and openly with. Someone who would challenge me gently and bring an increased awareness to how I am showing up, patterns in my thinking and provide me with the skills and beliefs to move forward and let go.

Dawn has guided me through a process of healing and forgiveness that has allowed me to feel lighter and clearer. Dawn has provided with me with the tools of inquiry and reflection which has enabled me  to identify and move out of old patterns that have held me hostage to  low vibrations and beliefs of powerlessness and unworthiness. I feel lighter, freer  and more open to receiving. My relationships with others and myself have improved. I am more in tune with my body and my thoughts and have a peace in knowing I am exactly where I need to be right now.  I couldn't recommend Dawn more highly. 

Thanks again Dawn.


Thanks for today's session. I feel like a big weight has been lifted from my heart.


Dawn, thanks so much. I love how I can just read a few things you say and then my whole thinking patterns change and make sense. You have a beautiful gift and I'm so lucky I met you and that my partner could meet you too.  I now see exactly what you see and that's why I have stuck it out with him because I have seen that beautiful soul.


Before I began my work with Dawn I was a very anxious person with no self worth and low self esteem. I hated my image, I never thought I was worthy of love and most of all I never thought I was good enough for anyone or anything.

My brain would run a million miles an hour every day with all these negative thoughts that were destructive and ruining my life. I was very unhappy and not in a good place. I started my sessions with Dawn after many times of saying I would then cancelling and back and forth I would go.

It was very scary and what I thought to be confronting. Those were the old stories I used to tell myself until Dawn entered my life and made a incredible change. I feel a deep feeling of freedom and happiness within myself and what was once a busy mind is now calm and only focusing on what is the  truth for me. I no longer hold onto those old stories and I feel like  a brand new person. I am so grateful for this journey I am on and all the hard work I did with Dawn. I couldn't have done this without her and I am glad our souls have met and I am truly thankful for her guidance and coaching. It has been a life changing experience.
Thank you again Dawn, you are an amazing person.


"I stumbled across The Cognitive Soul online, it was like a sign and not a moment too soon.  I was nervous but felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain so I booked my Discovery Call with Dawn.  Everything she said to me was so simple yet so insightful and connected with me on an indescribable level.

Working with Dawn has been a  truly enriching experience.  A clear turning point in my life.  We accomplished more in a couple of hours than I could working with a counselor for a number of months.  Her clear guidance and genuine support is absolutely invaluable.  She is a soul of angelic proportions and I cannot thank her enough for all she has done for me."

Ebony Ruth

"I have so much to thank you (and me) for. I feel bubbles of excitement just thinking about all these positives.

Thank you for guiding me to this place... I'm looking forward to moving further and further away from fear and more towards love and freedom. It is starting to feel really good to be me!"

S. O'Connor

"I'm feeling so much relief and happiness right now.  Thanks so much Dawn. I owe you so much thanks and gratitude for all your help.  I couldn't have done it without you."

A. Morris

"Know your worth is my key phase when I try to lift my friends out of their ‘ lowest vibration ‘  - your sessions taught me so much and are continuing to teach me.  I have nothing but praise and respect for you – Thank you for being who you are and sharing it with the world."  



"I can't recommend this program enough..... Dawn has a very unique perspective on things and gets you to shift your focus... and look at things in a different light."  


"I really want to share this with you - about 2 weeks ago, I spoke with the global head of my division (in Houston) was talking about how it would be great to get the other 3 bid leaders and myself together. I actually knew what he was going to say before he said it: we have to meet soon, and the Netherlands (Rotterdam) is the most convenient place to do so. I had a conference call with the team last night to confirm details, and I am flying into Amsterdam in a month.

Seriously, so amazing, and the timing is perfect.  I will be able to take a few days off and spend two full weekends there. So, still working out the 'how' of moving back permanently, but so freaking happy to be going back again so soon!

Thank you sooooooo much for helping me to manifest this, it's absolutely awesome!
So much love."
Kate xoxo


"I already feel more like myself, I'm thinking with my heart instead of my head.  I'm pursuing Dubai. It feels right, I feel great about it, my doubt is evaporating. I have had a massive, massive shift since seeing you."


Thank you so so much my beautiful guide, you are indescribable. My energy is mine and I love it being high so no-one can affect that. And thank you for your words of encouragement, I LOVE speaking with you about this stuff. You have helped me see the truth.


"Thank you so much! I absolutely love our sessions, it all resonates so deeply with why I feel like I'm here. I can't wait for our next session, so many things have happened since our last - even just today!! Oh goodness I am so excited for the future Dawn and I'm so grateful to have you on my journey!!"



"Working with Dawn helped me to go from being stuck to totally free. My close friend recommended Dawn to help me move on from someone - the only person I have ever described as a great love. I tried unsuccessfully to move on from him for almost two years and finally saw Dawn in late 2015. As soon as I met Dawn I felt totally calm, and after the first session, I felt that a huge weight had been lifted.

Dawn helped me understand that the events that kept looping in my mind were just my perspective, and she showed me how to see things as they actually were. After the second or third session, I knew that I had genuinely moved on from this man - I no longer thought of him as someone I had lost due to my own poor decisions, but as someone who came into my life for a very specific reason. It is all so clear to me now.

Most importantly, Dawn helped me to understand the reason I constantly sabotaged opportunities to be happy/follow my dreams, and I realized that my patterns of self-destructive behaviour went way back to my childhood. I thought that I had dealt with everything from my past, but it turns out my past experiences played a significant role in the decisions I made over the last few years. Without an understanding of what my patterns were and why I kept repeating them, I would have been stuck in a rut for years. I am so, so grateful that I found Dawn when I did.

I didn’t think that spirituality and logic were compatible, but Dawn has a unique combination of gifts that allow her to bring both of these together. Her style is amazing and super efficient. I saw several clinical psychologists/relationship counsellors previously, and not one of them was able to help me to the degree that Dawn has. She just ‘gets it’- you will see what I mean when you meet her!

I have been more productive in the last two months than I have been at any point in my life. I am in ‘flow’ state almost all of the time now, and I know I can do whatever I set my mind to. I am completely in control of my life. It is such an incredible transformation!"



"I needed to talk to someone.  Don't get me wrong, I have a very strong family support, and great friends, but didn't want to burden them and honestly just didn't want to hear their opinions.  Dawn was recommended referred to me, I looked her up on Facebook, even mailing to ask about available packages. But it wasn't until two months later that I actually made that first step to reach out.

It started with a phone call,after that I couldn't wait for my first face-to-face session and I can say that I walked away feeling like this was the best decision I had made all year. 

The spiritual side of Dawn was uplifting, I felt we connected on that level and because of that she gave me the tools not only to embrace life and accept me for me but to understand how I can make things better for me, therefore for my family and those around me.

Dawn is an open loving lady, she has a gift to make you realize that indeed we have a purpose in our own life, it's ok to ask for what we want and it's ok to WANT an abundance of all things, its perfectly ok to put yourself first.

This lady is an amazing healer of the soul - thank you Dawn for making me realise that I am important."



"I got more out of talking to you once than I did from talking to my Psychiatrist who cost me $250 per week and I saw him for 8 weeks."



"Thanks so much Dawn for helping me with some ongoing issues! I wish I found you sooner! Thanks for absolutely turning my year around! You're amazing!!"


"Angels do exist...and Dawn is one of them...! She was my saving grace at a time of desperation in my life... A journey we took together and in only a couple of sessions changed my thinking, shifted my perspective and opened up my eyes and heart.

The true magic once you've awakened and come to a realisation of the power within yourself, is putting these lessons into action. Peace, love & light Dawn you're like a diamond in the sky."



I literally feel so good I bounced out of bed for the first time in, possibly a year or more! I'm already back to how I was before so much hurt that occurred in the recent year and I'm looking forward to going beyond what I know happy to be and into what really is 🙂 I can't believe how broken I was weeks ago and we haven't even done the healing yet.



"I was frustrated and mentally blocked, feeling like I needed to break through 'chains' that were holding me back. These feelings in particular relating to many years of dealing with a challenging family.

Coming to Dawn helped me to break free of those 'chains' and mentally unblock me. I now know that was a story I have been telling myself and Dawn helped me to see this.

After seeing Dawn and working through each session, it was like a giant 'Light Bulb' moment and I was amazed at how free I felt. Also at the time of these sessions a close family member suddenly passed away, this was a challenging time and these sessions also helped with that process.

I'm definitely experiencing a better relationship with my mum and at different times I've had a conversation with my mum and then realised afterwards how goods things now are. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dawn as she has certainly helped to give me a different perspective on life."



"I was on a high all day Friday because of our session. Even as emotional as I got, I still felt light. I read my session notes and was blown away by how accurate you were and of course that feeling of the 'penny dropping.' It's hard to grasp the fact that I am reading your summary notes on myself and having a light bulb moment."




"After seeing Dawn my life has changed so dramatically that I've been so wrapped up with the benefits of our sessions I've barely had time to give credit to the person that made it happen! I often read reviews and testimonials and think they must be written by friends or people paid to write them because they are too complimentary. I know a lot of people who get products or services for free just to advertise. So I've always been a bit skeptical about reviews, but in spite of all that I'm keen to share my experience and the first testimonial I've ever been bothered to write.

I’ve had a very intense life and I was severely broken-hearted, living in a city I hated, with no job. My whole life was literally turned upside down overnight as a result of losing the love of my life. I consider myself a strong person, but I was sick of being strong and felt exhausted and defeated. I walked into my first session not knowing what was to come, just knowing I didn't want to waste another year sucking it up and pushing through the quick sand of the harder parts of life. I felt I’d been through enough, why was it happening again?!!! Dawn’s sessions are like sitting with someone you don't know, but who you feel like you've always known. She creates a non-judgmental, non-clinical, zen-like environment just from being in her presence before she even opens her mouth. In just one session I literally went from physically ill, devastated and lost, to thinking, “oh well that was just disappointing.” When I would say to her how I see things differently and give her my perspective on what I'm gaining, she would still manage to put yet another spin on it and open my mind further without even trying.

It really is hard to describe such an incredible change which took just a few hours out of my entire life. Dawn is able to give you tools to use yourself, so you don’t need to keep going back. Thanks to Dawn I am at the beginning of a new journey, instead of being stuck in the middle of a repeating lesson. All I can say is, my life has changed dramatically in all the best ways, and I know for a fact it would have taken years of figuring it out on my own to get there. Life is too short. If you want to get your spring back in your step, and enjoy life in a way you deep down want, but perhaps are cynical exists, you have to give this a try."


After the work I have done with Dawn I can say whole heartily I am changed. I am clearer, more mindful and have a feeling of an open heart. I have another set of tools and an education about another way to see the world and it has been a warming, confirming experience. This step has been one that will have a big impact on my life and the way I choose to live it. And I will forever be thankful to Dawn, and to my friend for the referral. I would not hesitate to pass on Dawn's details, in fact I already have."



"Thank you so much Dawn. What an incredible experience. I have been feeling very relaxed since our session. Just like a weight has been lifted. It was incredible to have a light shine on an experience I had as an 8 year old girl and to see how the emotion related to that event had repeated itself time and again throughout my life. With your guidance, I now have the true perspective of that event and am able to see it for what it actually was.

My session with you has liberated not only me but everyone involved in that memory. I realise I have nothing to forgive anyone for and I am free to live my life without judgment or perceived hurt from the past. Thank you so much. Your teaching comes from your own experience and it helped me to trust in you knowing you are an example of your own life’s lesson. You’re a wonderful person Dawn bringing much needed healing to the world. All I can say is lucky me,"



Thank you! Best session I have ever had. What an amazing realization! Looking forward to giving that little 7 year old girl a big hug each day moving forward.

Enjoying our sessions so much D! Thank you endlessly.



I just sat down for 30 minutes and decided to write out the sections from the form we did yesterday. I feel so buoyant and alive. I am so grateful to have this opportunity. Thank you.



I had to write and tell you that I was spending time with my friend Friday - hadn't really told her much about the work I'd been doing with you and she mentioned how much I had changed in the last week and that something was different then she said it was my energy which I had already noticed. Thank you for all the work have been doing with me so far. -



Gosh Dawn, what a wonderful gift you have given me. I feel such compassion and know in my heart I am good and wish for only good to come from anything that may have been unfortunate and wrong (in my opinion or others). How lovely it is to look from only a point of love. You have given me that and I can't thank you enough. It's so nice to feel so much, yet to feel at peace at the same time. I feel great things in my future and it will always be thanks to you."


"Dawn, Wow. What a shift. I don't know what it was that you triggered but being more appreciative, happier and kinder in all my circumstances is just flowing and the calmness and peace that comes with it is just the best thing ever. My friendships are getting better, my support and encouragement for my work mates is constant and all because I just feel that way more often now. How do you thank someone for a gift like that. You are truly a special kind of person. From the bottom of my heart thank you." 

Steve J.

"I was a long time sufferer of depression and overwhelming anxiety. My journey with Dawn involved an awakening of my true self. Dawn has easily shown me that I can (and have) transformed my life mindfully with beauty and strength.

After every session with Dawn, I have come away feeling as though I have discovered something new about myself, or connected to parts of myself that had been going unrecognised and unloved throughout my life’s journey. I can now set and achieve goals, forgive easily, and live in the present with ease and with an abundance of love.

Dawn is a compassionate and talented healer, and I have already recommended her to friends and colleagues who I believe would benefit from some, or all of her life-changing practices."



I'm so happy to come to this realization. Feeling so light and warm in my heart today. Holding onto this feeling til our next session. Thank you!!