Dan Wyke MA, Reg. MBACP
The Counselling Practice
14 Evelyn Road
Hello, thanks for looking at my profile.
I'm an experienced BACP-registered counsellor offering counselling and supervision to individuals and couples in Worthing, West Sussex.
I provide a friendly and professional service for people affected by a range of circumstances and issues, including:
- panic attacks
- low confidence/self-esteem
- relationship/family difficulties
- illness/long-term health conditions (including ME/CFS)
- addiction (gambling, drug, alcohol, pornography, sex)
Whether you're suffering from poor mental health and well-being, or are overwhelmed by emotional problems that you feel unable to cope with on your own, a counselling relationship can help you to understand and handle things; and bring about change in your relationship to yourself and with others.
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 can lose connection with these resources and one way to re-connect with them is through a relationship that is genuine, non-directive and non-judgemental.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling, in-person and by Skype or phone. My fee is £45 (£65 for couples) per session. I work from quiet, purpose-built rooms in a residential street in Worthing. Parking is free. Alternatively the train station is a 10-minute walk away.
I also offer person-centred supervision to both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training at the same location.
If you are looking for a counsellor or counselling supervisor, please feel free to contact me to have a no-fee, no-commitment conversation, so we can see if we would feel comfortable working together.
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 and I've been working with clients since 2007. Between 2005-2006 I studied for Counselling Skills NVQ levels 1, 2 & 3 at City College, Brighton; and between 2006-2008 I took my Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (FdSc) at Brighton University. I also have a BA and MA in English.
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, seeing 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 interests which inform my work include chronic illness, literature, Buddhism and meditation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Services and Administration
I work with individual clients by phone/Skype; and individual clients or couples in the privacy and comfort of a counselling room in the Broadwater area of Worthing. Fresh water is provided and facilities are available to use.
Times and Prices
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. (Shorter sessions can be arranged for phone/Skype sessions.) Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis. 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 £45 (£65 for couples) per session. Payment for in-person sessions can be made at the start or end of each session. Payment for phone/Skype sessions can be made by BACS transfer.
There is no charge if more than 24 hours notice is given. Emergencies can, of course, be negotiated.
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.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and for a no-obligation, no-charge initial phone consultation. I can usually offer new clients an appointment the following week, and sometimes sooner.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I do hope you will get in touch, but if for any reason you don't feel like contacting me, please take a moment to look through the profiles of other counsellors listed in the Counselling Directory. You may also want to check out another list of counsellors at www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Some Italian|
Weekdays, mostly day-time, some evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
Friendly, Professional and Affordable Supervision.