Danielle Bottone - Integrative Therapist for Adults and Young People
COVID-19 Related Update
I am currently seeing all clients remotely in accordance with government guidelines.
I have availability for new clients and can offer you online (video conference) sessions or telephone sessions.
During this time of uncertainty, I understand there may be individuals who wish to speak to someone informally, and not have consistent weekly sessions.
To meet this need, I am currently offering telephone sessions with a new ad hoc option (have sessions as and when you request). You can choose 30 minute or 50 minute telephone sessions. Please contact me for more information.
I work together with clients by providing a safe and non-judgemental space to support them to explore and manage parts of their life.
Counselling - Online or Telephone
Life can be unpredictable and challenging at times, often leaving us with feelings which can be experienced as overwhelming, unmanageable and anxiety provoking.
During the counselling process, I can provide you with a safe space to process some of these challenges, and work alongside you to understand them in more detail and explore ways to move forward.
My therapeutic style means that I assist my clients to explore their experiences, process them safely, and form their own understanding of how some of the significant parts of their lives have impacted them. Together, we can then uncover ways to manage these difficulties, and move forward in a way which feels suited to their needs.
Counselling can feel difficult to begin with, so I move at my client's pace and believe it is important that the therapeutic relationship is established to ensure clients feel safe to explore sensitive issues.
Finding the right therapist can be tough, so I offer a free telephone consultation before you book in to give us an opportunity to discuss your needs, and work out if working with me feels like a good fit!
Send me a message or email and we can arrange the best time for me to contact you.
How does counselling with me work?
- Sessions take place weekly online (video conferencing).
- Sessions last for 50 minutes.
- We will review the work throughout our time together - this is to make sure you are comfortable with the way things are going.
- There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions you can have.
- Sessions can take place weekly, or on an ad hoc basis (when you request them).
- Sessions last for 30 minutes (£35) or 50 minutes (£55).
- There is no minimum or maximum number of sessions you can have.
Other services offered
Mental Well-Being Consultations (Ages 18 and above)
- Would you like to ask questions about your mental well-being?
- Are you currently focusing on improving your emotional health?
- Would you like to meet with a professional for a single appointment to check in?
- Do you want an opportunity to discuss ways to improve and maintain your mental health?
Mental well-being consultations are single appointments to explore and discuss all things mental health. Some clients are unsure whether therapy is something they are ready for, or want to commit to, the mental well-being consultation has been developed to support this. Meet with me to discuss your current mental well-being and explore areas of curiosity and/or concern. Together we will talk about the current challenges you might be facing and tailored ways to work towards maintaining a healthy mind.
Mental Well-Being Consultation includes:
55 minute consultation with outcome measure assessment
Discuss specific areas of concern
PLEASE NOTE: Mental Well-Being Consultations are not facilitated to clinically diagnose clients with mental health or neurological conditions. Please discuss this with your GP. This service is not provided to individuals under the age of 18.
Available in person or online via secure video conference.
Please see my website for further information https://www.journey-on.co.uk/mental-well-being-consultation
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
- Couples Dynamics Training
- Restorative Practice
- Unconscious Bias Training
- Race Based Trauma Training
- Inter/Trans-generational Trauma Training
- Social Media and Therapy Training
I have worked therapeutically with individuals and families in my work over the past 6 years, and started my own private practice in 2018.
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. I have a special interest in trauma and intercultural therapy.
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. I have extensive experience experience working with millennial clients and have a personal understanding of the issues the millennial generation may face.
I believe difference and diversity is a fundamental area to consider when working therapeutically with clients. In addition to identifying as an afro-caribbean woman, my experience working in diverse communities has supported my understanding of differences in gender, race, age, culture, economic background, religion and sexuality. I have extensive experience supporting clients who identify as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic).
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling - Online and Face to Face
From £55 per session (concessionary rates available)
Discounts available for block bookings
Each session lasts 50 mins
Counselling - Telephone
30 minutes - £35
50 minutes - £55
Mental Well-Being Consultation
£80 - single appointment
55 minute session which includes written summary with recommendations