Dr Danielle D'Mello
My name is Danielle and I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC), practicing in central London.
Many people seek psychological therapy at some point in their life, whether it is to target a specific problem, work through something in their past, or help them to move their life more in line with their values. I understand that beginning therapy can be a daunting experience and it is important to make sure you are accessing the right support to meet your needs. Psychological therapy draws on scientific research of the mind and human behaviour to support a person to work towards their personal goals. This involves helping the person achieve a greater understanding of themselves, their problems and how to overcome them. I believe it is important to try understand a person from their own perspective and support them to make sense of their internal experiences in a way that respects their individualism.
Training, qualifications & experience
After gaining a Bsc in psychology at the University of Swansea, I gained my professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University, London. I have over ten years experience of working in mental health, in the NHS, private and charity sectors. Currently, my work is split between the NHS and private practice.
I have supported people, both adults and children, with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, work-place bullying, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, personality disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.
I have experience of using a range of therapeutic modalities, including humanistic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion focused therapy (CFT). This range of experience allows me to ensure that the interventions I use are the best suited to meet the individual's needs. Regardless of the modality, I believe the most important factor is the therapeutic relationship, creating a trusting, non-judgmental space with the client and myself.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I charge £110 per 50 minute session.
A discounted rate may be available for block bookings paid in advance. Please contact me for details.
I am a registered provided with the following private health insurances:
WPA and WPA Protocol
Please be aware you may need a GP referral to claim through them and that they will not cover any sessions you miss, so you will be personally liable for them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client