Daniela Pahontu - qualified Counsellor and Supervisor in training

Daniela Pahontu - qualified Counsellor and Supervisor in training

75/77 Station Passage,
South Woodford
E18 1JL



Saved Save profile

75/77 Station Passage,
South Woodford
E18 1JL



About me

I have chosen to study and practice Counselling because I love working with people and I enjoy helping them.

I believe the combination of empowerment and self-motivation to be the key in overcoming any obstacles someone might encounter in his or her life.

I believe that everyone in this world can make a difference, no matter how small or how big the change is.

I believe that each human being possesses the ability to make a change in his/her life. Some of us are not aware of that so I am willing to help these people to find their skills, motivation, and willpower to set their goals and fulfil their dreams.

I am a qualified Counsellor and graduated a Master in Psychology, now completing a Counsellors Supervision course (Diploma Level 6).

I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of BPS and I adhere to their Ethical Frameworks. I work with your best interests in mind using all my knowledge and experience.

My theoretical approach is integrative which means I draw on the main psychological theories (knowledge and skills from Person Centred, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies ) in order to work with a variety of individuals depending on their needs.

I work on a 1 to 1 basis as well with couples and I believe the therapeutic relationship I develop with my clients is the key to a successful outcome in our work together.

I respect human rights and dignity, human experience and culture, and I aim to protect the safety of my clients and to alleviate personal distress and suffering offering the core conditions, striving to be for my client, travelling along with him/her.

I believe in equality and an I/THOU relationship.

I am experienced in supporting individuals with a variety of concerns such as addictions, depression, low self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues, anxiety, self-harm.

Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I work as effectively as possible whether we are meeting for short or long-term work with regular reviews.

I have an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (C.R.B.) Certificate.

Thank you for reading about me!

Training, qualifications & experience

Completing a Counsellor Supervision Course - Diploma Level 6 - Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy


MSc In Psychology - University of East London
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in ‘’Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence’’
Certificate in Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Working with Couples

I have received additional training in

  • EMDR
  • CBT
  • Couples Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing (helpful in working with addictions
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques
  • Inner Child Work
  • Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence
  • Innovation with Substance (Alcohol Brief Advice)

I am actively committed to continuing professional development to ensure that I keep up to date with best practice by participating in additional training courses and workshops.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic violence

Self Harm

Personal development and life choices


Once regular sessions are negotiated, I charge £40 per session. Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer.

I can offer a reduced rate for trainee counsellors, students and those on a low income

The assessment session is charged for at the usual rate.

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice will incur a cancellation fee of £15.

Further information

I offer appointments during the day from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm from Monday to Friday and from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Once a day and time is agreed I prefer to make this a regular arrangement.

My practice is based in
75/77 Station Passage, South Woodford, E18 1JL

Contact details
By email at rouacounselling@yahoo.com

By phone (or text) on 07888958785

Maps & Directions

South Woodford, E18 1JL
Ilford, IG5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Romanian


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer appointments during the day from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm from Monday to Friday and from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Types of client

Older adults