Durham & Dales Clinical Psychology

Durham & Dales Clinical Psychology


County Durham

01388 448200

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County Durham

01388 448200

About us

DDCP is an independent Clinical Psychology practice, established by Dr Daniel Blackman, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. I offer a safe, effective, professional, and affordable response to a wide range of emotional difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias)
  • Relationship issues (including affairs and betrayal)
  • Depression (including feeling sad, bipolar disorder/manic depression, seasonal affective disorder, and postnatal depression)
  • Family issues (including separation and divorce)
  • Trauma (including abuse and bereavement)
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • Low self-esteem
  • ...and more (see www.ddcp.co.uk/services)

The main DDCP practice is in Wolsingham, but appointments are also offered in Durham City.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr Daniel Blackman CPsychol, AFBPsS, DClinPsy, PGCert, BSc (Hons)

  • Specialist in Adult Mental Health
  • Doctoral-level training
  • 9 years in the NHS

From working as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at one of the first Improving Access to Psychology Therapies (IAPT) services to more recently leading a team of NHS Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Dr Blackman has specialised in the field of adult mental health for 9 years.

As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Blackman has been trained to integrate cognitive behavioural (CBT), systemic, and psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches. This means that he is skilled in drawing upon a broad range of Clinical Psychology theory, enabling him to provide treatment that is tailor-made and focussed upon the uniqueness of an individual's needs.

Daniel's training has also equipped him with doctoral level research skills, enabling him to critically engage with and make use of scientific evidence as it relates to the practice of Clinical Psychology.

For further information, see www.ddcp.co.uk/about

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£55 per session for sessions taking place in my own therapy room in Wolsingham. Online therapy sessions are included under this rate.

£65 per session for sessions taking place in Durham City, where additional costs of room hire are incurred.

For further information, see www.ddcp.co.uk/fees

Further information

Getting Started

After an initial enquiry, the next step is usually to attend a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation with Dr Blackman.

A consultation provides an opportunity for you to outline the problems you would like to work on. It also gives you an opportunity to get a sense of whether Dr Blackman's approach is what you are currently looking for.

If you would like to find out more, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You will receive a friendly response and, if you wish, an initial consultation can be arranged so that we can then discuss what you would like to get out of your sessions.

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH1
Wolsingham, DL13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Office hours: Mon-Thurs, 10 am - 8:30 pm. Friday, 10am - 4.30pm. Sunday 6 pm-9 pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have completed a BPS approved Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) training course and am experienced in providing clinical supervision to other psychologists. I am also an accredited Balint Group leader and can provide reflective practice groups in this format.

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