Dan Owens-Cooper

Dan Owens-Cooper

Greater Manchester


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About me

I am a reliable, attentive and dedicated counsellor / therapist with over 7 years clinical experience in a range of professional settings (including an NHS provider, a GP surgery, several charities and a private counselling firm). We all come to counselling with different ideas and expectations of what we would like, want and need. I aim to not only meet, but surpass your expectations of counselling by working in a flexible way that is not simply derived from textbooks and routinely applied, but in one that emerges out the unique way you and I relate to each-other, resulting in a counselling experience that is both methodologically sound and authentic, but (most importantly) still very 'you'.

Whilst I bring an expertise in therapeutic concepts and relevant psychological theory, I am not the expert on you. It is through balanced collaboration that therapy is successful and I put you, the client, at the centre of all I do in session, being genuinely invested in your well-being and dependent upon your honest reflections to guide the process.

I have worked very successfully with hundreds of clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I am highly competent in working with a variety of common presenting issues including, but not limited to; anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder), depression (low mood / feeling sad), stress, addiction, grief, self-esteem, phobias, relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, trauma and eating disorders. I work integratively to draw on conceptual frameworks from a number of theoretical bases including; person-centred, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), transactional analysis, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and attachment theory.

To find out more please call or text 07736 505 709 to book a free 30 minute consultation (tel / skype / IM). The consultation will be a chance for me to introduce myself and help you share a little about what has brought you to counselling. I will also be able to answer any questions you might have. From this point the 2 of us can have a discussion about if / how counselling might be able to help you before you decide whether or not to book your first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified at The University of Manchester to Masters level (with distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and hold a 1st Class Honours undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. I have also consistently engaged in further training and development opportunities which has included specialist training in; anxiety, grief, personality disorder, trauma, sexual abuse and eating disorders amongst others.

In addition to private practice I am employed as a Senior Psychological Therapist for an NHS provider, Mental Health & Well-Being Manager for a Manchester-based youth charity, Counselling Clinical Lead for a London-based counselling service, as well as associate roles in counselling for both both a national charity and a private counselling firm. In all my work I have established a reputation for dedicated and flexible work and excellent outcomes. Across my roles I provide supervision to trainees, group / 1:1 clinical supervision, facilitate several monthly support groups, and design and deliver ad-hoc psycho-educational workshops to staff and service users alike.

I hold a BPS accredited qualification in clinical supervision and provide both group and 1:1 clinical supervision as well psycho-educational workshops for a local youth charity.

I am a registered member of the BACP, with whom I have been published, and I am about to apply for accreditation status which I have every reason to believe will be accepted.

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Initial consultation (30 mins) by telephone / skype / instant messaging - free of charge

Counselling sessions - £40 (Manchester centre M4) or £47 (Stockport SK2)

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Appointments available Monday to Friday and I offer flexibility in order to meet client availability. Please contact me to discuss possible timeslots.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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