Danielle Bottone - Integrative Counsellor for Adults and Young People (MBACP)
I work together with clients by providing a safe and non-judgemental space to support them to explore and manage challenging parts of their life.
Life can be unpredictable and challenging at times, often leaving us with feelings which can be experienced as overwhelming, unmanageable and out of our control.
During the counselling process, I hope to provide you with a space you feel at ease to use to share your story, and support you to uncover ways in which you feel comfortable to manage the most difficult elements of your life.
I aim to help you to explore your experiences, and form your own understanding of how some of the significant parts of your journey may have contributed to the person you are today.
I work together with my clients and believe the therapeutic relationship is key when working towards change. This means it is important you feel comfortable to share with me, safe, not judged and at ease. I see these as fundamental components for us to work together. By allowing you to have the freedom to navigate your own journey through therapy in the way you wish, I hope to meet your needs and expectations.
Therapeutic Intervention (Young People aged 12-18)
The aim of Therapeutic Intervention is to assist young people to make sense of their emotions, whilst equipping them with the tools to make informed choices throughout their adolescence into adulthood.
Therapeutic Intervention consists of working with a young person therapeutically to provide a space in which they feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviour which may be causing them distress.
In addition to therapeutic sessions, tailored information sessions are offered which aim to provide knowledge and equip young people with tools to make informed choices as they navigate through adolescence into adulthood.
Please see my website for further information on Therapeutic Intervention. (https://www.journey-on.co.uk/therapeutic-intervention)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Childhood and Society
- Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT)
- iCoN Trauma Training
- ASIST Suicide and Self Harm Training
- Safeguarding Children
I have worked therapeutically with individuals and families in my work over the past 6 years. Supporting individuals to achieve goals they have set themselves to improve their overall well-being and work towards maintaining changes independently.
I have experience working one to one with clients in counselling settings in London and Kent, and have supported clients who have sought support for a variety of challenges; Depression or feeling sad, low mood, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem or worth, family difficulties, lack of confidence, social anxiety, understanding their identity, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality, feeling stuck and wanting to develop personally by understanding themselves better.
I am a registered counsellor specialising in Integrative therapy. I use person centred and psychodynamic approaches to provide a safe space for my clients to explore areas of difficulty, and support them to process the challenges life may bring. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and have a degree in Psychology.
Work with young people
I began working professionally with young people and their families in 2010. Over the years, I have worked across boroughs in London and Kent within Children's Social Care, Youth Offending, Custodial Care, Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Therapeutic Services.
Working across a number of disciplines has provided me with the knowledge and skills to assist families experiencing challenges and in need of external support. Being able to work within diverse communities with young people and their families has enabled me to gain vast knowledge of youth culture and understand how to work with young people effectively; supporting them to work towards their goals. I have supported young people who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, ADHD, ASD, attachment difficulties, conduct disorder and trauma.
I believe difference and diversity is a fundamental area to consider when working therapeutically with clients. My experience working in diverse communities has supported my understanding of differences in gender, race, age, culture, economic background, religion, sexuality and language. I have extensive experience supporting clients who identify as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
From £55 per session (Reduced student rates available)
Each session lasts 50 mins
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday evening Sunday morning & afternoon
Types of client