Hello I’m Dan and I’m here to help and support you.
Are you looking for a unique therapy experience? Something beyond the usual advice and strategies that you’ve tried but that just don’t work for you?
I can help you finally get unstuck and move forwards in your life.
I have many years of providing high quality, evidence based therapies to diverse range of clients who find themselves struggling in life with the following difficulties:
Depression and low mood
Feeling sad all the time. Not feeling anything at all- flat or numb. Overly negative thinking. Lost interest in things. No motivation to do things. Feeling tired all the time. Stuck in dwelling on past mistakes and failures. Crying for no reason. Feeling lost and adrift in life. Feeling Stuck in a rut. Seeing no way forwards. Wondering if it might be better to ‘opt out’ of life.
Low self esteem
Overly down and hard on yourself. No self confidence. Never feeling good enough. Fearful of being rejected or abandoned. Comparing yourself to others. Difficulty in saying ‘no’ or asking for what you want. Being a people pleaser. Feeling like a doormat that people always walk all over. Feeling like you never fit in or that you don’t belong. Worrying too much about what other people think about you. Being overly ‘nice’: a ‘nice guy’ or a ‘good girl’.
Anxiety and worry
Feeling anxious all the time. Racing heart/tight/ chest/sweaty/dizzy/tense/ Having Panic attacks. Not wanting to leave the house. Unable to sit still and relax. Avoiding things that make you anxious. Always worrying about the future. Worrying about everything that might possibly go wrong.
Feeling self conscious, overly shy, awkward or embarrassed. Worrying that people are judging you criticising you or don’t like you. Struggling with small talk and making friends. Uncomfortable in social situations or groups. Fear of saying something stupid or embarrassing yourself. Struggling to express yourself around people in authority or people that you find attractive.
Worried and preoccupied about being or getting Ill. Checking yourself all the time for signs or symptoms of illness. Worrying about every ache or pain. Googling symptoms. Seeking endless reassurance about your health. Worried about dying. Convinced you’ve got cancer or some other terrible illness even after your doctor has told you that you’re ok.
Fear of spiders/heights/flying/dogs/other phobias.
Unwanted thoughts of bad things happening, popping into your head. Feeling that you have to do things in a certain way or certain order or certain number of times to put things right. Needing things arranged in a particular way. Strange ‘rituals’ Being overly concerned with cleaning/hand washing. Endlessly checking doors, locks, taps etc.
Struggling with nightmares or flashbacks. Can’t get horrible memories or pictures out of your head. Feeling like you are on ‘red alert’ all of the time. Feeling traumatised following a car or other accident. Childhood trauma - sexual/physical/emotional/abuse/domestic violence.
Struggling with your alcohol, drugs, gambling or porn use.
Weight and body image
Struggling to manage your weight. Endlessly on and off diets. Hating how you look.
Struggling in relationships. Always choosing people who are bad for you. Feeling dissatisfied in your relationship. Lost the spark. Stuck in a rut. No intimacy. Boring sex. Overly jealous and insecure. Find it hard to trust and open up. Arguing all the time. Dealing with affairs, infidelity or betrayal.
I also have a particular interest in men’s issues and men’s mental health.
I offer specialist and unique advice and coaching for men- from a man’s point of view - no nonsense - practical strategies for:
Marriage and relationships
No/low sex marriage. Divorce prevention/relationship rescue. Divorce or separation survival. Rebuilding your life following divorce or separation.
Dating and sex
Surviving and winning in the modern dating world.
Career and finances
Moving forwards with your job or career. Getting your finances in order and on point.
Getting organised effective and productive in achieving your goals.
Getting in shape. Nutrition/workout/sport performance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a qualified psychotherapist trained in a range of evidence based approaches.
I mainly work using a combination of:
- CBT- cognitive behavioural therapy.
- ACT - acceptance and commitment therapy.
- EMDR- (Eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing)
I like to work in a pragmatic way to go beyond just talking and understanding - but to help you create real lasting changes in your life.
We start by helping you get really clear about what matters most to you and what you want to achieve.
We will then work together to look proven strategies to deal with the difficult thoughts and feelings that get in your way and help you break self defeating patterns you might have fallen into.
You will then be able to take real action on the things that matter most to you. You start taking the steps to make things better in your life, so you can live a richer, fuller more meaningful and connected life.
If this sounds appealing to you, then consider booking a free introductory call with me to discuss your needs. I have limited availability and only work with clients who are serious about creating real change in their lives.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. At that point we can discuss pricing options based on your needs and circumstances.
When I work