About me

"Connections give purpose and meaning to our lives" - Brenè Brown

Relationships play a key role in human health and wellbeing, yet are infinitely complex and hard to navigate. 

We have lots of different types of relationships. For example with our friends (or with people we want to be friends with), partners, peers and even with ourselves. And it's completely normal to need support to understand those relationships,  to build on them or to improve our own self confidence so that we can start making new connections.

There are lots of things that can impact on us and our relationships: low self-esteem; anxiety; family issues; depression; stress and many others. I provide a relaxed and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings, beliefs and experiences around the relationships in your life.

I work, primarily, from a person centred perspective, which means that you are in charge of your therapy and I will work alongside you, through whatever you decide to bring.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework.

I specialise in working with:

  • Relationships
  • Identity issues
  • LGBT clients
  • Sexual violence and trauma
  • Young people who display harmful sexual behaviour
  • Parents/carers of young people who display harmful sexual behaviour.

I also offer all potential clients an initial meeting of up to 30 minutes. This is a chance to connect and for you to see whether I may be the right counsellor for you.

If you are interested in making contact please call or message me on: 07475 248517 and I will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also message me on Whatsapp.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 7 Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Keele University

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, who for the past 5 years has worked with people affected by sexual and domestic violence from the age of 4 upwards.

I have worked with schools delivering RSE (relationships & sex education) and working with children and young people form a range of backgrounds including those at risk of exploitation and those who display inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours.

Alongside therapy I can also offer practical support, consultancy and education around these topics when working with young people and families.

I am also a trainee Sex and Relationships Therapist and a student member of COSRT (College Of Sex and Relationships Therapists).

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Harmful sexual behaviour

Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Dan Knowles

Dan Knowles