Daniel P Smith

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MSc MBACP BPC | North West London | In-person and Online
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, Greater London, NW11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer one-to-one psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy in a confidential setting. This form of therapy focuses carefully on what you bring, while seeking different ways of listening to, and understanding what those concerns might mean. This can help you develop a deeper understanding of your emotions, why you might behave in certain ways, and how this might affect your relationships. The aim is to address what's beneath the surface so that long-lasting change can flourish.

Typically, I work with people in an open-ended format, often for extended periods, but I also offer shorter-term options. We can work together in-person in my private consulting room opposite Golders Green underground station, or remotely through online sessions or by phone.

Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions or if you'd like to explore the possibility of starting therapy.

I offer a free initial phone call.

Email to make an enquiry about starting therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience as a psychotherapist working within multiple NHS settings. I currently hold a full-time position in clinical health psychology.

Over the years, I've had the privilege of assisting clients from diverse age groups and backgrounds, spanning a wide range of socio-economic circumstances. My practice has involved addressing various psychological challenges, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, anger, meaning, childhood trauma, cancer, terminal illness, chronic illness, relational difficulties, body dysmorphia, personality disorders, characterological challenges, psychosomatic symptoms, autistic traits, identity, grief, loss, and low self-confidence.

My qualifications include:

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • GradCert in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

London, Greater London, NW11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Daniel P Smith
Daniel P Smith