Danny Hickling. BSc (Hons). Couns. MBACP. UKCP. Counselling & Psychotherapy
6 Upper Kings Street
Crystal Clear Counselling
11 Shipden Avenue
01263 519049 / 07425 702267
Thanks for stopping to look at my profile. I am a fully Qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and I'm here to help you either whether you are feeling lost, in a personal crisis or when you want to understand more about why you are the way you are...
I work in ways which may help you link past events and pattens to your present feelings or behaviour. I work using many of the latest advances in Neuroscience to help my clients gain better control of their feelings and help bring improvements to their relationships and resolve issues.
I believe that our sessions should be as unique as you are, but these are some of the techniques that may be used in our therapy sessions. I only use certain techniques if I feel it would be of over all benefit to you.
- Therapy techniques using expression through 'Art'
- Dream Work
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Crystals in Counselling
- Eye Movement Trauma & Phobia Therapy
- Out Door Counselling
- Walk & Talk Therapy
- Stress Reduction techniques
- Sessions are one to one, Face to Face but in addition I can also offer: Online, Skype and Email counselling. As well as working with couples.
I work from a Norwich city centre therapy room on Wednesday day time and evening as well as in therapy rooms in Cromer and North Walsham on other days plus Monday / Tuesday evenings
I offer counselling to cover a diverse range of issues such as:
Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) , affairs and betrayals, Seperation and Divorce, Work related Stress, bipolar depression (Manic Depression) , family issues, separation and divorce, child issues, attachment disorder, post angel depression, phobias, bereavement, low self esteem, stress, Trauma, emotional abuse etc.
I work both one to one and with couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had over six years of experience with clients working within one to one Counselling, applying Counselling and Psychotherapeutic techniques dealing with issues such as Lack of Confidence, Relationship problems, Depression, Anxiety, Loss and Change, Bereavement, Poor Self Esteem, Trauma, Self Harm, and Existential issues.
I work privately in rooms in Cromer, Norwich and North Walsham with clients of all age groups and backgrounds. Where the confines of a room get in the way of therapy I can if you wish work outdoors either walking by the sea in Cromer or around the Cathedral grounds in Norwich. In addition to this I also Worked for the local Charity the 'Benjamin Foundation' in which I have done extensive Counselling work with Young Adults and Adolescents. I also receive a large number of referrals from Large Employers such as Local Health authorities and the Local Council as well as insurance companies.
I am Registed by AXA Healthcare Insurance and Aviva healthcare for those with AXA or Aviva Healthcare Insurance who are eligable for cover and have been referred by their GP To myself through AXA or Aviva.
I have a BSc.(Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University.
I have been awarded a Advanced Diploma HE. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Matrix collage of Psychotherpy.
As well as a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I also hold a CERT. H.E. in Person Centred Counselling skills from the UEA Norwich. Prior to this I completed two foundation courses in Counselling skills with 'Who are you now'.
As part of my ongoing development I am studying for a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and a Diploma in Transitional Relationship Analysis as well as studying CBT for Couples.
I have also attended the following professional development courses:
Child Protection Training
Nurtured Heart Technique workshop
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
Certificate in EMI eye movement therapy Integration therapy for trauma, phobias And limiting beliefs
The couple and others - Attachment - Couple Counselling Training
Conflict Management in Couple Counselling Training
Affairs and betrayal in couple counselling workshop
Certificate in Medically Unexplained Symptoms - Mind Body Link Training
Certificate in Couple Counselling Training
Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
Alderian Family Counselling (parent child counselling)
I am attending ongoing professional development courses and am currently studying for a a Diploma in Transitional Analysis Relationship Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have membership of the BACP and am registered with the UKCP as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and abide by their ethical practice, as part of this I attend a Clinical Supervision monthly. I also hold a DBS / CRB certificate.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fibromyalgia and M.E.
Young Adult and Adolescent Counselling
Parent child relationship counselling
Alderian Family Counselling
Relationship & Couple Counselling
The Mind Body link - exploration of diagnosed but medically unexplained symptoms such as IBS, Migraines, Cluster Headaches etc.
your relationship with your diagnosed illness and diagnossed outlook..
To view my short video on you tube please follow the following link
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
Photos & videos
INITIAL 20 minute MEETING IS FREE* to allow us to see how we could work together.
There after my fee for one to one work is £50 for private clients in Cromer, Norwich and North Walsham (which are within easy reach of Sheringham,Holt and Wroxham). sessions last 55-60 minutes#.
I Offer Reduced rates for Students studying Counselling with the UEA, Matrix, Chrysalis & BSY.
Also for clients convenience where Location, transport and other commitments mean getting to regular counselling sessions are difficult I will shortly be offering counselling over the Internet via secure Skype.
* First free 20 minute session can be upgraded to a 50 minute (clinical hour) for £35 IF YOU QUOTE COUNSELLING DIRECTORY OFFER' at the time of booking - this offer applies to initial consultations in Nth. Walsham, Cromer, Upper Kings St. Norwich, Skype & Telephone consultations only.
* I also have a Limited amount of REDUCED COST spaces which I am able to offer for a limited amount of time where financial constraints mean counselling is needed but income is not available to cover counselling.
# EAP,s Organisations, Private Heath Insurance and Corporate rates are At different individually negotiated rates
Couple counselling is £50 a 50-60 minute session or £60 for a 60-90 minute session In all locations.
Evening appointments available Mondays and Wednesdays.
you can book by telephone - text - e mail - or by copying and pasting the following following weblink
North Walsham Counselling Room Below.
some recent testimonials include :
'Crystal Clear Counselling provides a relaxed, homely style of counselling. No pressure, no psychobabble, just a listening environment and wise words, just when you need them. Highly recommended.'
"I'm really grateful for all of your help and feel you've made a massive difference to my level of happiness".
" Danny Hickling was recommended to me after several years of anxiety and depression. Was very nervous attending my first session. However, Danny was friendly, easy to talk to and soon put me at ease. He worked out what he felt he could help me with. We did alot of talking! Developed strategies to help me cope with lifes dramas. Thought this would be a tearful experience but far from it. We laughed alot too. Am a calmer, happier and more positive person than before according to friends and family. Thanks Danny." - D Norwich
The following is an insprational true story that a client wrote and gave permission for it to be used here - of course I use no name to keep thier identity anonymous..
Four years ago I found myself lost and lacking any direction. I was in an abusive relationship and knew I needed to get out, but somehow couldn't find the strength to leave. I had seen a couple of counsellors but couldn't seem to make any head way.
When I had my first counselling session with Danny, I really felt like it was my last resort. After several months of sessions and a lot of soul searching, I finally felt things starting to shift. I managed to free myself from the abusive relationship and started to see that things could be different.
When you have low self esteem sometimes it can be all consuming, if you have no value on yourself then its so easy to get sucked into abusive relationships which just compounds everything you already felt about yourself.
Leaving isn't just about closing the door on someone, but its about rebuilding a relationship with yourself and with Dannys help I was able to do that.
Two years on and I'm in a much happier place. I'm in a happy relationship, we are due to get married next year and I have a much greater sense of self.
I look back and wonder what ever possessed me to accept such bad behaviour, but at least I know going forward that will never happen to me again, but I won't allow it to. Once you value yourself, then you simply won't accept bad behaviour any more. Danny was instrumental in helping me make the changes I needed and if you want to find your happy place, I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available Monday Evenings in Cromer also Wednesday afternoons and Evenings in Norwich. Mon/Tues/Wed Thurs/ Fri Mornings in Cromer/ Nth Walsham. Other times by request .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|