Daniel Dacre

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London N4 & SE1
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About me

Counselling and psychotherapy in Archway, Finsbury Park and London Bridge

I have been working with individuals and groups for the last twenty years.

I would describe my orientation as psychoanalytic from within a contemplative perspective. By this I mean that I subscribe to the idea of an unconscious and believe that events and attitudes from early life can impact on our lives today. I understand that an awareness of these currents helps to increase the choices available to us. Yet I also know, as a long-time meditator, that paying attention in a non-judgemental fashion enables previously unbearable experiences to be borne and new possibilities discovered.  I provide a safe space in which these experiences can be explored.

I have also worked for many years within NHS hospitals so have an understanding of the challenges of working in large organisations.

I was a member of the training committee at the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) for several years including two as chair of the committee.  I am currently the course leader for the Guild's diploma in psychoanalytic supervision. I am also the lead practitioner for the reduced fee psychotherapy service at Number 42 in London Bridge.

I have worked with many issues including:

  • abuse
  • ADHD
  • addiction
  • autistic spectrum
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • bipolar disorders
  • confusion
  • depression
  • emptiness
  • isolation
  • obsession and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • personality disorder
  • psychosis and psychotic episodes
  • relationship issues
  • searching for a sense of meaning
  • sexual identity
  • spiritual crises
  • struggling with conflict and indecision
  • trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

After initially gaining a counselling certificate in 1994, my experience has included:

  • working with rough sleepers with substance abuse problems (1994-2000)
  • running meditation retreats (2003-2011)
  • bereavement counselling (2003-2007)
  • groupwork for men at the Core Trust addiction treatment centre (2004-2008)
  • clinical psychotherapy practice (since 2007)
  • psychotherapy with individuals suffering from psychosis at St James House mental health project (2008-2012)

Accredited as psychoanalytic psychotherapist through:

  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy - CPJA

Member of:

  • Association of Independent Psychotherapists
  • Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy
  • College of Psychoanalysts - UK
  • British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision 

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with


£80.00 - £120.00

Additional information

Fees start from £80 and are negotiated depending on commitment, frequency and ability to pay.

London, N4 2LA

London, SE1 1XW

Type of session

In person


In person

Qualified psychoanalytic supervisor (BAPPS member)

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Daniel Dacre
Daniel Dacre