Daniel Yartey BA (Hons), PGDip, Registered MBACP, HCPC
How Counselling can help you
“Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.” —Marilyn Ferguson.
Life can become difficult through circumstances beyond our control that can affect our confidence, self worth, relationships and our contribution to society. During these difficult times we can feel a sense of loss, helplessness and be suffocated by our pain.
Counselling can provide the set of conditions that allows you to be seen, heard and understood by another human being to bring relief and comfort in the moment. The decision to start counselling may be scary because of the unknown, but it does not have to be so. I am a person centred counsellor who is able to offer accepting, compassionate and non judgemental support to provide a flicker of hope for the future to empower you to move past your difficulties.
What to expect at our first session
The sessions are typically 50 minutes long and take place in a quiet, comfortable setting. In our first session, you will have the opportunity to share your story with me and give expressions to the concerns that brought you to counselling. I will also ask a few questions to get to know you and your circumstances better. The first session will help us establish the reasons you are in therapy and what you expect to achieve.
If you feel that you want to work with me after the first session, we will then discuss a plan on how best we can work together to get the most out of the counselling sessions. I will work with you during subsequent sessions to develop a better relationship with yourself to enable you understand the issues affecting you in ‘the here and now’.
Although the initial sessions of therapy can sometimes bring up painful feelings, it is part of the healing process and with my support and guidance we can work together to make your therapeutic journey enlightening, empowering and restorative. I provide a realistic, confidential, non-judgmental space, where we can start to disentangle and understand what is going on for you.
About me and my therapy practice
Although, I am a person centred counsellor, I draw on knowledge and skills from various counselling approaches based on your individual circumstances in order to provide the most effective and personalised support for your needs. My counselling practice is informed by the belief and my experience that we all have the power to be in control of our destiny and choices. The counselling sessions are for you and our work together will progress at your pace and in your own time. I will walk alongside you to take back control and ignite the change required to make your life, work and relationships meaningful, enjoyable and fulfilling.
I bring a wealth of experience as a qualified social worker to my counselling practice that is further enhanced by coaching skills gained through continuous professional development. I have worked successfully with a diverse group of people from many cultural and socio- economic backgrounds with a variety of issues. I am also skilled in providing support for individuals in helping professions like teachers, social workers and health professionals to enhance their resilience optimise their work/life balance and minimise burn out.
My practice is situated in south Manchester with excellent transport links and free parking on the premises.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
PG Diploma Social Work
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 per 50-minute session.
The initial consultation fee is payable within 24 hours of an appointment. The fees for subsequent sessions are payable at the end of each appointment. For your convenience, all major debit and credit cards are accepted. You may also pay by cash and can also pay securely online using PayPal.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and my practice is bound by their ethical framework. I provide support in strict confidence and in accordance with current data protection regulations. as per the registration of my practice with the Information Commissioner’s Office. I am also committed to continued professional development, and receive regular clinical supervision by an accredited Counselling Supervisor for all of the therapeutic work I carry out.