Gary Daines - MBACP, UKCP (Accred), Adv. Dip

Gary Daines - MBACP, UKCP (Accred), Adv. Dip




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About me

As a UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist with over 10 years experience of Counselling & Psychotherapy with Adults and Young People, I aim to promote healing and facilitate wholeness to ensure that all levels of a person's being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximised to their full potential. I do this by helping the client explore the self and identify the factors in their life that are perpetuating and/or causing current concerns. The sessions are centred on the active exploration of experience – a phenomenological view of reality.

​I aim to help clients face each moment openly and authentically without having a pre formed attitude, opinion or expectation. This allows them to better focus on the hurts and fears that may limit their psychological freedom, and can help to recognise specific triggers that may be causing unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

Through this awareness, if the client is willing, I hope to create a healthy alliance between mind and body – empowering clients to start setting goals and practising new behaviours that will enable them to move beyond their limitations and discover greater life satisfaction.

I see my attitude and presence in the session as crucial to creating a safe, and non-judgemental space for the client to explore their life and themselves with my role as an engaging and attentive listener.

If it is useful to state it as such, my approach to therapy can be tailored to meet a variety of needs and concerns such as:

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Fears
  • Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Work-related Stress

But I do not impose labels on clients, as they are not always helpful. I prefer to meet the client with an open mind, and focus on the issues as they see it, using descriptions that feel most comfortable to them.

Training, qualifications & experience

✔ Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
✔ Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
✔ Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy​

UKCP (Accredited Member)
✔ BACP(Registered Member)


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


Fees for Psychotherapy Sessions

£65: Initial Consultation

£65 - £80: Individual Adult Psychotherapy (18+)

£55 - £70: Children and Young People (aged 10 - 17 with Parental/Guardian Consent).

£40 - £60: Students in Counselling/Psychotherapy Training.

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and are held at a regular time slot each week.

Payment for the initial consultation is taken at the end of the session by cash or cheque. Payment plan for regular sessions to be agreed during initial consultation. I do not have the facility to take credit/debit cards on site.

Please endeavour to arrive on time as sessions cannot run past the allocated time.

Further terms and conditions (with a cancellation policy) will be shared and agreed with you at your initial consultation.

Skype/Telephone Sessions

I also offer Skype/Telephone sessions, as for some people this is a preference with the fees as follows:

£60-  £75 per session.

Please note, for Skype/Telephone Sessions, payment is required in advance.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2M
London, W1G

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mainly weekday evenings, although occasionally I have some day time availability.

Types of client

Young people