About me

If you are finding life hard you may be feeling anxious, uncertain, empty, unhappy and be having relationship issues. It can be difficult to take the first steps to do something about it, but being able to talk in confidence to someone accepting, supportive and non-judgemental, who is outside your situation, who can offer a different perspective can be of great help.

I am a qualified, registered BACP counsellor. I can work in a variety ways; together, we find a way, therapeutically, that suits your needs. I have broad experience working with many different emotional and relational difficulties. 

Usually, our initial contract will run for six weeks, and then we will review the counselling process together, and decide about further sessions.  Normally we will meet on a weekly basis at a regular time.

I welcome adults, older adults and young people, to a comfortable private room in Surbiton.  Otherwise, I also offer telephone and online counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc - Humanistic counselling.
  • Registered member MBACP.
  • Schools counsellor.
  • Specialist mental health practitioner with students in higher education.
  • Private practice from Surbiton (SW London).

I also have broad experience working with neurodiverse individuals, for example APD, ASD ADHD.

Working collaboratively we find a way that suits your specific needs. This can be solution focused (including CBT) or exploring some of life’s deeper difficulties. I have experience with:

Stress, work-related stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, family difficulties, child related issues, internet addiction, trauma, abuse, bereavement, loss, addiction(s), social anxieties, loneliness, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, affairs and betrayals, gender dysphoria, sexuality, generalised anxiety disorder, life transitions, physical abuse, emotional abuse, low self-confidence, medical conditions, childhood trauma, loss/crisis of faith, group work, economic difficulties, class and culture difference.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Type of session

In person
Dan Best

Dan Best