Daniel Weaver. BACP
Counsellor and therapist practising in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.
Professional and empathic service.
BACP registered for your assurance and safety. 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. This includes in depth talking therapy and working creatively, using play, seeking relief or solutions.
I have 2 bases, one in todmorden and one in Hebden bridge, both spacious, welcoming spaces where clients have room to express themselves, reflect and explore. This could include movement, drawing, making sounds,... or focussed talking in a non-judgemental atmosphere... or a combination of approaches.
The Hebden space is wheelchair accessible.
The 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.
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 allows for humour and creativity.
Having worked as a professional musician and artist for many years I well suited to understand the needs of self-employed and creative people. Clear communication and clear boundaries are helpful to this work. I offer a joint contract that we can make to help us navigate the formal aspects of counselling/therapy, leaving a clear space for imaginative work.
5 years accredited therapist training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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.
£40 per session (approximately 1hour).
payed one session in advance (Ie once we agree to work together client pays for an extra session which stays on account until the last session.)
I offer several reduced price slots for people with limited incomes, on benefits or unable to earn. This is not always possible, but please feel free to ask if I can accept a lower rate, or we can discuss it when we meet. Likewise if your circumstances change I may be able to accept less,... or more.
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 a magic pill or cure that is done to 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 can also include writing, moving, role play, music or body awareness work... if appropriate. These approaches can help us to communicate on a deeper level than just talking, or can give you access to the hidden realms of the 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 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||non-verbal counselling included|
The space in Hebden is wheelchair accessible but the Todmorden space is not. Also Todmorden train station is inaccessible.
Daytimes and evenings.
Types of client