Hello and welcome my name is Daniel, I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. My practice is located in the village of Kegworth just off junction 24 of the M1. The location is safe and convenient with good transport links and off road parking.
I work with both adults and young people and offer short, medium and long term therapy dependant on the needs of the individual. My main model of practice is Transactional Analysis and my work is strongly influenced by theories of attachment and human development.
I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties. This includes and not limited too:
- Relationship / Attachment difficulties
- Anxiety / Depression
- Bereavement / Grief
- Childhood Abuse / Trauma
- Stress / Work related issues
- Self Esteem / Confidence issues
- Self-harming behaviours
- Identity & Self Image issues
I work with integrity and place high value on the potency of the therapeutic relationship. I work in an inclusive and non-judgemental manner and have deep interest in each individual person's uniqueness in how they relate with themselves, others and the world.
My approach to my work is underpinned by a true belief in the potential for each individual to find the needed resources for personal growth within themselves. My role i see is to support you in reclaiming these vital resources and sitting alongside you as you start to make use of them in ways that bring the changes you want to make.
I will encourage personal responsibility along the journey for your own self-care, learning and development and the therapeutic relationship will be the container providing the necessary safety, boundaries and structure to facilitate your growth.
I will encourage and model authentic relating during our sessions establishing a safe space where open and genuine conversations can take place. The permission here is that your thoughts, feelings and behaviours will be individual to you and that the difference you bring can be heard, validated and processed in an authentic OK manner.
There is full permission for you to contact me with any questions you may have. Please leave me a voice mail if i am unable to take your call and i i'll respond to you as soon as possible. I monitor my email daily and will respond generally the same day.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked extensively in trauma led services for more than 10 years delivering therapeutic work to individuals, families and groups. I have developed and led therapeutic services for victims of childhood abuse and trauma and have worked successfully with individual where complex issues are present.
I have worked extensively with leading professionals developing therapeutic interventions and treatment models. My clinical experience is wide-ranging and covers a range of differing therapeutic settings both in the UK and in West Africa.
- Clinical Diploma Transactional Analysis Counselling (Level 7) - The Berne Institute
- UKATA Diploma Transactional Analysis Practice (Level 5) - UKATA
- Advanced Certificate Working with Children & Young People - The Berne Institute
- Foundation Certificate Transactional Analysis - The Berne Institute
I have undertaken a range of specialist training in the following areas:
- Attachment, Trauma & Loss
- Child Development
- Suicidal ideation / behaviours
- Substance misuse / Legal Highs
- Sexual Development
- Child Sexual Abuse / Exploitation
- Safeguarding Children & Adults
- Clinical Interventions & Psychometrics
- Sexually Harmful Behaviours
- Complex Risk Issues
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The fees for my services are detailed below:
Initial Assessment Session
The initial assessment session is an opportunity for us to meet each other and talk through you wants and needs from your therapy. The session is slightly longer than a usual session and the first 30 minutes is free of charge.
For individuals the cost is £45.00 and lasts for 90 minutes of which the first 30 minutes is free of charge.
For couples the cost is £60.00 and lasts for 120 minutes of which the first 30 minutes is free of charge.
I have limited places in my practice at a reduced fee. This is agreed through mutual discussion dependent upon your circumstances.
£40.00 per 60 minute session
£55.00 per 90 minutes session
£20.00 per weekly 120 minute session
I accept payment in cash or via bank transfer. If paying cash this will need to be paid at the end of each therapy session. For payments via bank transfer this will need to be paid in advance of your therapy session.
I ask for 24 hours’ notice for any sessions you are unable to attend or I will charge you your usual rate in full as I will be unable to fill the time I have set aside for you. Where possible I will aim to replace the session within the same week in which case the missed session will not be charged for.
All sessions take place in confidence and i strongly recognise the sensitive nature of my work and communications with my clients and professionals. With this in mind i take the necessary precautions to ensure my records and any personal information i may hold is stored in a confidential and secure manner.
There are some circumstances where i am duty bound to report safeguarding concerns. My priority at these times would be to discuss this with you first and support you to find a course of action to create safety. I will openly discuss these situations with at out initial session.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and full subscribe to their code of ethics.
I am also a Contractual member of the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis and abide by the code of ethics set down by the organisation.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate which i can make available to you on request.