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Integrative Counsellor

About me

Counselling with me

Life can be unpredictable and challenging at times, often leaving us with feelings which can be experienced as overwhelming, unmanageable and anxiety provoking. Challenging life events have a way of embedding themselves in our minds and often, can alter the way we do life and interact with the people in our worlds.

Counselling can help you to understand some of these complex processes better, and gain clarity on what has happened, how this feels and what might need to change for things to feel better.

Through counselling sessions, I can provide you with a safe space to process some of these challenges, and work alongside you to understand them in more detail. I offer a unique blended approach of counselling and therapeutic coaching for clients who are ready to unpack life experiences and deepen their self awareness.

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.

I have a special interest in trauma and intercultural therapy. This means I have worked and trained extensively in these areas and bring this into my therapeutic work. I support clients to understand how trauma impacts the way we think and make sense of the world, whilst considering cultural context. 

My therapeutic style

I have an open and honest therapeutic style and believe the therapeutic relationship we build will be the foundation and heart of our work together. 

My therapeutic style, experience and training contribute to how I work with clients.  I specialise in supporting clients to explore their experiences safely, process them, and form their own understanding of how some of the significant parts of their lives have impacted them. 

I am a firm believer that my clients and I are equals in the therapeutic process and I work collaboratively with them by sitting 'side by side' to support the discovery of their own unique answers and explanations whilst providing therapeutic insight, psycho-education and empathically holding the space. 

Finding the right therapist can be tough, so I offer a free telephone consultation before you book a session to give us an opportunity to discuss needs, and figure out if working together 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?

Online only

  • 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 we are comfortable with the way things are going.

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
  • Life Coaching Diploma
  • Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique (CATT)
  • iCoN Trauma Training
  • ASIST Suicide and Self Harm Training
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Couples Dynamics & Relationship Counselling Training
  • Restorative Practice
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Race Based Trauma Training
  • Inter/Trans-generational Trauma Training
  • Social Media and Therapy Training
  • Shadow Alchemy Training

Therapeutic background

I have worked therapeutically with individuals and families over the past 10 years and set up my private practice in 2018.

​I have experience working one to one and in groups with clients in counselling settings in London and Kent.  I work with clients with a variety of therapeutic needs and have extensive experience supporting clients who want to understand the impact of their past experiences and deepen their self-awareness.

​I have a special interest in trauma and intercultural therapy; I understand the importance of acknowledging and including culture in the therapy room with my clients. I am keen to support my clients to explore generational patterns and childhood experiences. Using talking therapy and psycho-education, I sit alongside clients whilst helping them understand the potential long term impact of life events and discuss how to overcome these.

I am a registered counsellor specialising in Integrative therapy. I use person centred and psychodynamic approaches to support 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 am passionate about promoting therapeutic diversity, and aim to showcase the benefits of counselling as a tool for personal growth and development in all communities. I specialise in 'therapeutic process' - using the notion that clients are the experts of their journey, and the counsellor should support the client to navigate this in an autonomous way.

Cultural Competence

I believe difference and diversity is a fundamental area to consider when working therapeutically with clients. In addition to identifying as a mixed Black 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 Black and Mixed.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £65.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling - Online 

From £65 per session

Each session lasts 50 mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Southend Lane, London, SE6

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Groups

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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Danielle Bottone

Danielle Bottone