My name is Dana and I run The Sanctuary Counselling Centre in Steyning, West Sussex. I am accredited with the NCS and am a trained Humanistic Counsellor.
I offer both long and short term counselling depending on the needs of each client. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is paramount in order for therapy to have the desired affect, I therefore offer a free consultation which gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss your needs.
I specialise in working with children and young people of all ages. I also offer family therapy with two or more members of the family. I work from a converted scandinavian BBQ lodge which offers a safe, creative, relaxed and non-judgemental environment in which to explore any issues you may be experiencing. As well as talking therapies I work creatively which can be a safe way to explore emotions and feelings in a non verbal, non intrusive way.
My practice is based in the village of Steyning and due to its semi rural location offers free parking and easy access. For clients unable to travel I can offer you a home or school/college visit.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chichester University - Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
Ascentis - Awareness in Bereavement Care foundation course .
I am also a qualified early years practitioner - and have worked in a pre-school for 7 years.
In addition to my diploma I have also attended the following courses:
- Child Protection
- Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Counselling Skills
- Mental Health Awareness
- Safeguarding Children
- Working with Grieving People
- Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma - Implications for Working Effectively with Children and Adolescents
- The Adolescent Brain
- Play Therapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation FREE (up to 40 mins)
Counselling sessions £40 (50 mins)
Home/school visit £50 (50 mins)
Family therapy £60 (60 mins)
Telephone/skype/online/FaceTime £40 (50 mins)
Concessionary rates available upon request
When I work
I am able to offer flexible appointments to suit you.