Daniel Fensom PGCE, CBT-Advanced, DipCouns

Daniel Fensom PGCE, CBT-Advanced, DipCouns

About me

I am a UK trained psychotherapist and a fully qualified person centred and CBT counsellor and FE lecturer (PGCE).

I am 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 way forward. My experience means I can offer a range of psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred.

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 with 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 careflly listen to you and provide for you 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 might challenge you to look at things from an alternative perspective or consider your way of thinking but I will always endeavour to work in your best interests and I will 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 if, or when or 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 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 resouces and a genuine desire to help you to be your best and to find a way forward that is realistic, goals that are achievable and answers that will bring permanent resolution and not just a temporary band-aid or quick fixe that leave you in a worse situation than when you first came to me.

  • Over 14 years of experience supporting people with common mental health problems, 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.
  • I receive regular ongoing clinical supervision for my work according to BACP's guidelines.
  • A proven track record of sucessfully supporting people from all walks of life both in private practice and for SOSAD - Cavan, Ireland. In secondary schools including Tring School and Ashcroft High School and colleges including Amersham & Wycombe College.
  • I have a background in teaching adults and young people both in specialised educational needs and mainstream and I am trained in psychology , TFT, Mindfullness and advanced CBT and DBT.
  • I regularly update my professional therapeutic-toolbox so as to empower and educate people with proven interventions and education on topics such as self-care, self-help, resilience, anger management, anxiety treatment.
  • Therapy is personalised and specially tailored to your individual needs.
  • Using my professional expertise, I am confident I can support 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.

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Please inquire re current fees.

Maps & Directions

Tring, HP23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme