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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello! I’m a BACP Accredited Counsellor that has been working with adults and young people for 7 years.  

I have worked with many different people with many different needs. I have experienced many clients suffering from an array of problems, children and young people suffering from anxiety, bullying, family disputes, exam pressure, social anxiety, eating disorders to adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship break downs, emotional sexual & physical abuse, domestic abuse, loss/bereavement and grief.  

I have gained experience from working at a Rape Crisis Centre for a number of years and I currently work in the NHS as a specialist oncology & palliative counsellor where I work with in and out patients, often I am working with high intensity trauma and bereavement.  I have experience working with parents in a Children Centre. I have experience working in secondary schools with children aged 11-19. I currently work in a special needs school with pupils aged 11-19 and teachers. I have worked with Mental Health issues at MIND and a Domestic Abuse Centre.  My qualifications and continued professional development training are listed below.

My core orientation is Person-Centred which I feel is needed to create an empathetic, respectful trusting relationship. I will adapt my skills, knowledge and experience depending on my clients’ presenting needs.

In session one we will work through an assessment and contract and agree the best way to work together.  We can work to goals/hopes and manage expectations. If counselling is for a young person then parents/carers are welcome to come into the initial/assessment session.

I am able to work short term or long term, face to face, online or telephone. I am based in Leigh-on-Sea where parking is available. Sessions are £45 per hour.

Please contact me if you feel you would like to work together or of you would like an initial conversation before we agree to work together.  I look forward to meeting you. Danielle. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PTSD & Trauma training MIND
  • Solution focused Brief Therapy Training. 
  • Mental Health training MIND
  • Working therapeutically with children on the Autistic Spectrum.
  • Safeguarding Children Level 2
  • Safeguarding Adults. 
  • BACP Children and Young Peoples Conference, breaking down barriers for inclusion.
  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • HIV today, Terence Higgins Trust

The BACP Accredited member (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please email to discuss availability

Leigh-on-sea, Essex, SS9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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