John Daniel UKCP, MBACP, MA, PG(Dip)
92-94 Tooley Street
020 7419 4358 / 07754 158118
I’m an experienced UK Council for Psychotherapy and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice in central London near London Bridge, SE1.
You may be facing a difficult time in your life at the moment and looking for help and support. Perhaps you’re experiencing relationship problems, stress at work, or feeling anxious, depressed and alone. Maybe you're sad, angry, or struggling to like yourself. Often support from loved ones is enough to get you through. But sometimes you need something more. We all face problems and counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe haven at challenging times in our lives.
What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Counselling is sometimes used to describe shorter-term work that focuses on a single issue or set of issues, whilst psychotherapy often describes longer-term work in which you might explore aspects of yourself in greater depth. The terms counselling and psychotherapy are frequently used interchangeably and I use the shortened term ‘therapy’ to describe my work.
How does therapy work?
Therapy can provide a space to explore feelings, beliefs and thoughts that are affecting you or holding you back, as well as things that can move you forward – personal qualities, motivations and aspirations. As a therapist I provide you with a confidential, safe and supportive space and aim to help you to get in touch with your inner resources so that you can deal more effectively with your problems. I take a creative approach in my work: as well as traditional talking therapy, I may also suggest other techniques and exercises. It depends on what you bring to the session and what you feel comfortable with. The choice is always yours.
What can therapy help me to do?
Sometimes we can lose touch with important aspects of ourselves and our relationships can become unrewarding, which can leave us feeling stuck and unfulfilled. Therapy can help you to deepen your awareness, discover how and why you are getting stuck, and create fresh ways of looking at your situation. As you contact your natural resourcefulness, new ways of being can be tried out in the safety of the therapy session. And as your range of options broadens, so your choice opens too.
I work with clients on many different issues, including:
- Relationship and family problems
- Sex and sexuality – straight, lesbian, gay, bi, transgender
- Gender issues
- Loss, grief, bereavement
- Low self-esteem
- Coping with change
- Coming to terms with illness
- Anxiety and depression
- Lack of direction or purpose
- Problems at work
- Loss of hope and feeling that life’s not worth living
Is therapy confidential?
All information you disclose to me is treated as strictly confidential. As a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am equired to attend regular supervision, where I will at time review my work with my clients. No names are given to protect anonymity. Supervision is strictly confidential, which means that nothing about my work will be disclosed beyond that setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust. I have been working with many different clients in private practice and in a number of other settings, including a university student counselling service and a primary school, since 2005.
I’m a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I’m included on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is accredited by the Department of Health and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I’m also a member of the London Psychotherapy Network and BACP Private Practice.
I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Professional Conduct Procedure. I’m also committed to pursuing regular personal and professional development activities to widen my professional knowledge and deepen my self-awareness.
In addition to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I am also editor of Private Practice, the journal for counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice published by BACP, and an occasional contributor to Therapy Today, the UK’s main journal for counselling and psychotherapy professionals.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session. I have a limited number of low cost places available to clients on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday daytime and evening appointment slots available.