Dan Wyke

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MBACP, MA, FdSc
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Worthing, West Sussex, BN11
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About me

Hi, thanks for visiting my profile.

I'm an experienced person-centred counsellor offering phone and online counselling to adults anywhere in the UK.

I provide a professional and accessible service supporting people affected by:

  • anxiety & stress
  • abuse
  • depression
  • addiction (gambling, drug, alcohol, pornography and sex)
  • anger issues
  • fear
  • guilt
  • loss & bereavement
  • trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • family & relationship difficulties
  • separation & divorce
  • low self-confidence & self-esteem
  • loneliness & social isolation
  • feeling sad
  • social anxiety
  • phobias & panic attacks
  • difficult transitions
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • work-related difficulties
  • chronic illness (ME/CFS, Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, POTS & MCAS)

The availability of counselling means you don't have to suffer on your own. Whether you're experiencing poor mental/physical health, or are simply overwhelmed by problems that you feel unable to cope with on your own, a counselling relationship can help you to understand what you're going through and bring about the change you desire. Counselling can also benefit people who simply wish to focus on personal development and maximizing their potential.

I'm a person-centred practitioner. This is a humanistic approach to counselling based on the understanding that we all have within us the resources to live as fully as we can. At times we lose connection with these resources. One way to re-connect with them is through a relationship that is genuine, non-directive and free from judgement. 

I offer a down to earth and collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients can openly explore their concerns and increase their understanding of themselves. In turn, clients can move from feeling distressed and confused to a place of greater security, clarity and confidence. 

While some people prefer traditional face-to-face counselling, online technology has made counselling available to even more people. Most kinds of personal issues can be addressed just as effectively through online counselling. Online appointments also offer clients greater flexibility. Some people find it easier to 'open up' online and the duration of appointments can more easily be tailored to suit clients' needs. Online counselling is invaluable to people who are disabled or housebound, allowing access to counselling without having to travel. Online counselling is also ideal for those who have busy work schedules or domestic lives without much free-time. Clients can have online counselling from their workplace or home - or wherever there is a good Wi-Fi signal and sufficient privacy. 

I offer short-term and long-term counselling in-person, online and by phone. My fee is £50 per full-length session (50 mins). Shorter appointments are charged at the rate of £1 per min, e.g. £15 for 15 mins; £30 for 30 mins etc.

Please feel free to contact me for a free, no-obligation consultation so you can decide whether I provide the sort of service you need.

I can be contacted by email or on 07907 459901. If I'm unable to answer, please text me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a person-centred counsellor between 2005-2008. Between 2005-2006 I completed Counselling Skills NVQ levels 1, 2 & 3 at City College, Brighton; and between 2006-2008 I completed a BACP-accredited Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (FdSc) at Brighton University. I also have a BA and MA in English which pre-date my counselling qualifications.

I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

My work is supported by regular supervision and I'm committed to continued professional and personal development.

As well as seeing clients privately, I worked for Gamcare in Brighton for 8 years, helping people who are affected by problem gambling. Alongside my counselling work, I also worked with older people at Age UK Brighton & Hove for sixteen years. Other topics which inform my work include chronic illness (particularly M.E.), literature, Buddhism and meditation.

I am keenly aware of the difficulties faced by sufferers of chronic post-infectious diseases. I support NICE's 2021 guidelines and therefore only offer counselling to M.E. patients as a form of support and not a cure. I don't encourage M.E. patients to engage in harmful exercise therapy. 

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Living with viral-onset chronic illness like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Long Covid, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease POTS & MCAS

Beating gambling addiction

Counselling for men's issues

Facing the ageing process

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Services and Administration

I work with clients by phone & online.

Times and Prices

Counselling sessions usually last for 50 minutes. Shorter appointments can be arranged for online/phone sessions if required. Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis. but can be less frequent if required. I work with clients on both a long- and short-term basis. The decision to end counselling at any point remains with the client.

The initial phone consultation is free, then the fee is £50 per session. Shorter online/phone appointments can be arranged and are charged at a rate of £1 per minute, e.g. £15 for 15 mins or £30 for 30 mins. Payment for online/phone sessions can be made by BACS transfer before each appointment.

Concessions

I offer a reduced rate to students and people who are unemployed or on a low income. Please ask for more details.

Cancellations

There is no charge if more than 24 hours notice is given. Emergencies can, of course, be negotiated.

Confidentiality

The counselling relationship is confidential. This means that I do not disclose any information you share with me to anyone else, except in the following circumstances:

As part of my ongoing professional development, I attend regular supervision and sometimes explore issues arising out of a counselling relationship with my supervisor. At such times I take care to protect the anonymity of my clients.

There are also certain legal circumstances in which a counsellor is obliged or encouraged to consider breaching confidentiality. If you are concerned about these, I am happy to discuss them with you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays, mostly day-time, some early evenings

Further information

I can usually offer new clients an appointment within a week.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Worthing, West Sussex, BN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Dan Wyke
Dan Wyke