About me

Hi, my name is Dan and I'm an integrative counsellor.

This means that I am trained in a number of different counselling and psychological theories and draw upon these different approaches to help each client in a way that best suits that person’s needs.

I believe in a person centred, compassionate approach to therapy in which the client sets their agenda, elaborates and focuses on whatever they feel is most pressing to them in the present moment. I believe counselling is an organic process that fulfils a basic human need for a meaningful and genuine connection, and at the same time is also a completely private and personal experience.

Choosing a counsellor is a big step which can feel daunting. How do you find the therapist who will be right for you? If you are new to counselling, the various theoretical approaches listed by therapists can be confusing. Current research shows that the therapeutic relationship (the relationship between you and me) is ultimately more important than any specific theoretical approach and this is the cornerstone of my work. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Registered Member of the BACP with a practice in South West London.

I have worked in the NHS for many years in mental the health sector, where I trained in Art and Music Therapy. It was at this time that I became interested in talking therapies and I have studied, practiced and taught meditation techniques and mindfulness for a number of years and at times integrate these into the therapeutic process.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

Additional information

£70 p/h

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone