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Initial assessment online or via or telephone. Due to current restrictions and safe practises I must first establish if it is safe to meet new clients face to face. IF conditions allow, we may be able to meet in 1 of 2 covid safe venues that I use. (wheelchair accessible). I also work outdoors in natural surrounding close to Todmorden train station. Whilst I normally prefer to meet in person, it is not always advisable and a decision must be made. However I am experienced in online/safe distance alternatives and have found them to be effective.

Counsellor and therapist practising in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.

Professional, confidential and empathic service.

BACP registered for your assurance and safety (membership number 172635).

Fully trained Integrative Counsellor.

I have many years experience of working with people and groups, including people of all ages from childhood to old age, people with autistic spectrum conditions and learning disabilities, families and carers, students and trainees. I see individual and couples. This can include brief therapy, working in depth and working creatively, to find relief or solutions.

I recently completed training in working outdoors with The Center for Natural Reflection. This approach includes the environments we find ourselves in as part of the therapeutic dialog. (See my website for more details.)

I work from Todmorden and Hebden bridge; both spacious, welcoming spaces where clients have room to express themselves, reflect and explore. As part of our therapeutic conversation we might also choose to use drawing, imaginative play, physical movement... or a combination of approaches.

The Hebden space is wheelchair accessible via an elevator.

I also use a large hall in Todmorden with no steps. Neither space has adapted/disabled friendly toilets. Todmorden space is very close to the train station.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transactional Analysis/ Integrative counselling.
Certificate in Psychodrama.
BA hons, Creative Arts.
Couples therapy with Leeds Center for Phychological Development.


30 years experience in collaborative arts and wellbeing projects with individuals and groups.

My training covers several approaches including behavioural work, relational styles and action methods. I always work from a non-judgmental view and seek to enable rather than direct. Together we can look for the best way to navigate through life's problems.

My style is based in respect and compassion, also using humour and creativity.
Clear communication and clear boundaries are helpful to this work. You and I would discuss the formal aspects of counselling/therapy and what you hope to achieve, leaving a clear space for imaginative and emotional work.


Having worked as a professional musician and artist for many years I feel well suited to understand the needs of self-employed and creative people.


5 years accredited therapist training.

6 years working with Respect for All specialist counselling service for people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and their families/carers.

Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, see register https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Register?UserLocation=&q=daniel+weaver&SortOrder=3

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative block.
Relationships.
Loss of enthusiasm.
Trouble at work.
Fear or distress.

In my work I have had extensive contact with Dance Movement Psychotherapy and other Art based therapies.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£45 per session (approximately 1hour).

Cancellations are chargeable. This means that if you do not give me 24 hours notice I expect a cancellation fee.

I offer some reduced price slots for people with limited incomes, on benefits, key workers, or those unable to earn. This is limited to 8 clients at a time, so not always possible, but please feel free to ask if I can accept a lower rate. Likewise if your circumstances change during therapy I may be able to accept less,... or more.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Daytimes and evenings, Mon-Thursday.

Further information

My approach is sensitive, non judgemental and active. We work together to understand your needs.

Our conversations are confidential.

I use an Integrative and active method which aims to bring together or integrate parts of you that are in conflict. It also requires you to be active and involved in exploring your issues. Therapy is not done to you, it happens with you. It is more like a guided process of knowing oneself that leads to where you want to be.

We can also utilise creative and non-verbal work activities to enhance your explorations, if it feels right for you. So our conversation could also include writing, moving, role play, music or body awareness work... if appropriate. Some of this can be achieved through online or telephone work too. These approaches can help us to communicate on a deeper level than just talking, or can give you access to the elusive realms of your subconscious.

I aim to support diverse beliefs and lifestyles and would like to support people from challenging backgrounds to assert their rights and achieve their goals. I also have many years experience of working with people with learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Conditions, to help them to express themselves and to take control of their life choices.
Parents and carers can also benefit from counselling or therapy with someone who understands these pressures and stresses.

You are welcome to come/call for a 30min assessment, for £10, to discuss what concerns you and how we might work together. We can then make an informed decision together about wether to proceed.

Todmorden
West Yorkshire
OL14

Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages non-verbal counselling included
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The space in Hebden is wheelchair accessible via a lift, and I use a large hall in Todmorden with no steps. Toilets are not adapted or otherwise accessible. Todmorden train station has steps on one side so is effectively inaccessible.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Daniel Weaver. mBACP

Daniel Weaver. mBACP