Daniel Cigman UKCP accredited
My name is Daniel and I am a UKCP accredited, experienced psychotherapist.
Therapy is a healing journey that leads to a deepening of our inner resources, something human and sustaining. Alongside addressing emotional and psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depressive states and panic symptoms, it's a process of becoming more authentically ourselves.
The foundations of the therapeutic relationship are built on dialogue, trust and an affinity between two people, one that grows over time. It’s both confidential and non-judgemental, there’s a professional frame that holds us.
One of the ways I work is with the felt sense, a term which describes making contact with emotions that resonate within us. It’s an intricate way of connecting body and mind, the value of which is supported by clinical research. Evidence suggests, an openness towards what our bodies tell us holds the key to recovery and renewal.
As a therapist, I facilitate, perhaps guide, in navigating a path towards meaningful change. Mainly it’s about what you bring and openly sharing our responses. Compassionately facing your situation together.
If you have any questions or would like to meet, feel free to get in contact. We can arrange an initial session to discuss your situation and how therapy may help. You’ll also get a sense of how I work and whether I'm the right kind of therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at Regents University, a leading training organisation, where I completed a Post Graduate and Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy. I am registered and accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by its code of ethics and practice.
For some years, I worked as a Psychotherapist in an NHS outpatients setting at the Maudsley Hospital, South London.
I have experience working with a range of psychological difficulties and life issues;
- Anxiety & panic related symptom
- Depression & depressive tendencies
- Relationship issues
- Bereavement & loss
- Life transitions
- A search for balance & meaning
- Unlocking the creative process
- Trauma and related symptoms
- Addictive behaviours
- Habitual negative behaviours
- Sexual identity & sexual issues
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
My fee is £65 per session. I offer some concessionary rates for people on low incomes and students.