Dr Daniela Hecht CPsychol
Are you looking for someone to talk to but wonder what it will be like to tell someone you don't know about things that worry you and possibly cause you anxiety? Are you wondering about your relationships, about the dynamics, the love you feel or do not feel, trust and safety?
I promise that within the safe and confidential boundaries of a therapeutic encounter I offer the opportunity to discuss and explore your feelings and help raise awareness of what it means to be 'you', both within relationships and on your own.
Together we will explore what it means for you to exist in this world, look at and identify fears and anxieties and work together to overcome them. I am here to help you to investigate personal beliefs, values, hopes and dreams and assist you in coming to terms with a past that is carried into the present. On having gained a more thorough understanding I aim to help to build a future that is filled with personal meaning and more clarity when it comes to how you feel and who you are.
We will look at how you have come to find yourself where you are- right now- and to raise awareness to the idea that you are in a constant process of becoming, ever changing, but always in relation. Within the therapeutic encounter we will work together on discovering new ways of relating in the world and to raise awareness to the possibility of both change, choice and taking responsibility and to give you ways that help you identify and challenge the difficulties you have experienced.
As a psychological therapist I am here to help and accompany you on your journey and I believe that within the safe and confidential boundaries of a therapeutic encounter I am able to offer you the opportunity to help raise awareness of what it means to be 'you'.
Through finding a better understanding of yourself and how you both exist and relate in the world with others, you will be able to enhance existing and build healthy relationships in the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Psychologist, chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Practitioner Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Regent's College - School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Member of Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Training Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA)
In 2007 I worked with adults suffering from several mental health issues, including Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality and other Personality Disorders at Community Housing and Therapy (CHT) to help both adults and young people to reintegrate into 'normal' life after being hospitalized, with key work and individual and group therapy sessions.
In 2009 I as part of my training I worked as Psychological Therapist with primary school children, aged between 5-10, for Place2Be, based in South London, within the school setting in both long term therapy (one year) and self referred drop in sessions.
From 2010- 2012 I worked at Claremont Project in East London, a low cost therapy service that works from an existential phenomenological perspective. Within the service I have facilitated a Psychotherapy group for people aged 55+ as well as having seen both long- and short term clients from all walks of life from the age of 20-65, with a variety of presenting issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, sexuality, bereavement and loss, eating/body image, abuse, drugs and alcohol issues to social isolation, low self esteem and a lack of sense of meaning.
From 2011-2012 I saw clients at Lifeline UK who struggled with substance misuse issues and are offered a free counselling service as part of their recovery treatment. Clients from a variety of backgrounds are seen on both short- and long term basis and, unlike most substance use related therapies, the approach has been existential phenomenological as well as behavioural in nature.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
To book an appointment, please call, or contact me via email.
- An initial consultation to discuss your therapeutic needs will cost £60. Thereafter, the fee will be set at £85 per session
- Couples counselling is also available at the fee of £125 (initial consultation £95)
- Both short-term and long-term therapy is available
- Some slots for low-cost rates are available for students (please contact me for further details)
*please note that fees apply to weekday sessions
Weekend sessions the fee is £95 for individuals and £105 for couples.
*Sessions last 50 minutes, and will take place once a week.
*As part of my professional development I have Supervision and attend relevant seminars and workshops.
*Cancellations will be charged at the full fee unless 24hours notice is given.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
day time availability: Fridays and weekends evening availability: weekdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training