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PGCE, CBT-Advanced, DipCouns

About me

I am a UK fully-trained psychotherapist and person centred and CBT integrative counsellor and coach.

As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I offer a safe and warm environment where together we can explore your difficulties and a potential solution and way forward. My experience means I can offer a range of psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Person Centred approach.

Many years of research has demonstrated that the most important factor for a successful outcome with talk-based therapy is the quality of the relationship.

A relationship built on love and trust and one that is boundaried is essential to ensure the emotional safety and stability of the two people involved. This allows for collaboration, vulnerability and patience during the therapeutic process.

How I will work with you..

I work in an integrative way, which means that I will use a range of psychotherapies specially tailored to your specific needs and how you feel. I will make every effort to carefully listen to you and provide a safe place where we can work out and understand your difficulties or just simply begin to explore them.

Guided by my experience, intuition and professional training, I will fascilitate your journey as you work through your presenting issues. I may challenge you to look at things from an alternative perspective and enable you to consider your way of thinking and I will always endeavour to work in your best interests and make you aware of your strengths and support you as you discover and reflect on new insights.

I appreciate that attending therapy - especially on a regular weekly basis can at times be daunting and difficult and I will ensure that you can always choose the matters you bring to therapy and remain in absolute control of what and how much you share.

Your first session with me..

Your first session with me will be an opportunity for us to both get to know each other a little. It's a time for you to ask me questions and see whether you want to work with me and there will be time for you to tell me what brings you to therapy and what your expectations and hopes are.

After our first session you can think about how you feel about working with me and whether you think that therapy will benefit you. I offer therapy on a short-term basis (6 sessions), long-term (12 sessions or more) or open-ended.

WEBSITE:dpfcounselling.co.uk is another way of contacting me.

Why choose to work with me?

Every counsellor and psycotherapist offers something that all the others can't. We are all unique and individual and we all bring our own expeiences and gifts to the therapeutic relationship.

Like other therapists who are professionally trained and experienced, I bring my expertise, life experience, proven tools, helpful resources and a genuine desire to support you to be your best and to find a way forward that is realistic, goals that are achievable.  My aim is not to simply provide temporary quick fixes but instead enable self empowerment and facilitate a journey to long-term resilience and stability. 

  • Over 14 years of experience supporting people with common mental health problems, childhood issues, life and family difficulties.
  • Professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and teacher (FE - PGCE).
  • Trained to the high standards of BACP: UK's largest professional body for therapists and fully accredited member.
  • I receive regular ongoing clinical supervision for my work according to BACP's guidelines.
  • A proven track record of successfully supporting people from all walks of life both in private practice and outside partnerships for example example secondary schools including Tring School and Ashcroft High School and colleges including Amersham & Wycombe College, SignPost, SOSAD and Buckinghamshire Mind.
  • I have a background in teaching adults and young people both in specialised educational needs and mainstream.  I am trained in psychology , EFT/TFT, Mindfulness and advanced CBT and DBT.
  • I regularly update my professional therapeutic-toolbox so as to further empower and educate people with proven interventions and to educate on topics such as self-care, self-help, resilience, anger management and anxiety treatment.
  • Therapy is personalised; specially tailored to your individual needs.
  • Using my professional expertise, I am confident I can support people who may present with..
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Addictions - taking risks, pornography, gambling, ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement, pets, family
  • Cancer
  • Chronic conditions
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Emotional and physical abuse
  • Depression and feeling sad
  • Energy levels and health/fitness
  • Family issues
  • Gender
  • Guilt and shame
  • Internalising unwanted and intrusive thoughts
  • Learning difficulties, memory recall/retaining information
  • Lifecoaching
  • Low self image, confidence, resilience, motivation
  • Relationships and intimacy problems
  • Retirement
  • Shunning from family, friends, colleagues, religous organisation
  • Sexuality
  • Self-harm
  • Survivors of accidents, trauma and natural disasters
  • Work related stress
  • Career

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP Accredited, Dip Counselling, CBT Cert/Dip, PGCE/Post Grad Cert Further Education.

CBT Diploma
Mar     2014
University of West Scotland

CBT Cert
Sept    2013
University of West Scotland

ABC Level 4 Counselling Diploma
July     2008
Bucks Chilterns University

ABC Level 2 Counselling Skills
July     2006
Bucks Chilterns University

ABC Level 2 Counselling Concepts
Feb     2004
Bucks Chilterns University

PGCE (Cert/Ed in FE Teaching)
Aug     2003
Bucks Chilterns University

City and Guilds Stage 1&2 FE Teach Cert
Nov     2002
Bucks Chilterns University

City and Guilds Initial Cert in Teaching ESOL
Oct      2001
Bucks Chilterns University

Highly experienced working one to one with children and young people, with the elderly, with couples and also in groups.

Part of Daniel's counselling experience includes supporting various counselling organisations including SOSAD in Cavan, Ireland and also Buckinghamshire MIND as part of both the befriending service and also the counselling team. More recently he has been a counsellor with Ashcroft High School. Tring School and Signpost in counselling young people.

He has experience supporting youth groups and providing support, coaching and counselling in secondary schools in Herts, Beds and Bucks.

Daniel enjoys socialising, sports, walks, reading, supporting charities and youth groups, documentaries.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

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When I work

Monday 17:00 - 22:00 Wednesday 7am - 15:30 Friday 17:30 - 21:00

Tring, Herts, HP23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme