Dan Bracken, Psychotherapist, UKCP
80 Borough High Street
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and mental health professional located two minutes from Southwark tube station in south-central London.
What’s my approach? When working with people with anxiety, depression, phobias, and most other mental health problems, my approach is specific: not diagnosing with labels, and not usually giving generalised advice about mental health. This means the problems you might bring are treated in context of your own life and as part of a very specific idea of how you think about who you are. Everyone has an idea of what is 'me', an idea of 'my future', 'my past', 'my family' etc. And so anxiety, depression, stress, abuse or even trauma are not just things that happen to people, to be experienced in the same way by everyone. They are also about specific places, specific people, specific times. What this means in practice is finding a way to get space to think, in order to ask those often difficult unasked questions (which everyone has).
Where do we start? We start by thinking in detail about the problem to find out more about it. The initial part of the work is usually speaking about the problem in as much detail as possible. From here we need to begin thinking things through and asking those unasked questions - kindly, bravely and often carefully. All this can take time and everyone needs to go at a different pace.
What are the practicalities? Normally sessions are 50 minutes long and can be once a week or more frequent depending on what needs to be worked through. Everything said in the session is kept confidential. The first meeting would be an opportunity to get a feel for what might need exploring, and to see if psychotherapy is right for you.
Please drop me an email or call if you want to book an appointment or find out more
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP accredited therapist
Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists (Four year Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy clinical training)
Eight years experience in private practice and seven years working for a housing organisation as a mental health key worker, counsellor and coach.
Other professional trainings Completed at WPF Therapy and the European Society of Trauma and Dissociation
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning or evening appointments usually available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|