Dr Danielle D'Mello
My name is Danielle and I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).
I believe private therapy allows the person to find the therapist best suited to their needs in a way that fits into their life. I appreciate that finding a therapist can be daunting and this is why I offer an initial free telephone consultation during which we can discuss what you are looking for and the kind of therapy that would work for you. You are also welcome to contact me by email.
In terms of my own therapeutic approach, I draw on a range of psychological interventions grounded in acceptance and compassion to help you to get a better understanding of yourself and support you towards greater well-being. Whatever you are looking for support with, I will try to understand your experiences from your perspective and work with you to think about what you want to change and how you can move towards this. Regardless of the modality, I believe the most important factor is the therapeutic relationship, creating a safe, non-judgemental space between us.
I offer clinical supervision, with discounted rates for trainees. Please get in touch for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years experience of working in mental health and counselling. Since completing my doctorate in Counselling Psychology I have been working in the NHS, specialising in severe mental health, and in my own private practice.
I have experience of working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, work related issues including work stress and work place bullying, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder (previously known as manic depression), personality disorders, trauma, sexuality and identity. I have worked with individuals at different stages of life and believe that this provides an important context for a person's experiences.
I have experience of using different modalities including humanistic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), eye movement desensitisation and reprogramming (EMDR) and compassion focused therapy (CFT). This range of experience allows me to ensure that the interventions I use are the best suited to meet the individual's needs.
If you are thinking of starting psychological therapy, please contact me using the details above so that we can discuss how this can work for you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a private therapist, it is necessary to process information relevant to the following reasons and purposes about my clients and professional advisers. This information may include: personal details; family, lifestyle and social circumstances; financial details and employment and education details. It may also be necessary to hold sensitive classes of information that may include: physical or mental health details; racial or ethnic origin; religious or other beliefs of a similar nature and offences and alleged offences.
This information sometimes needs to be shared the individual themselves and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary, it is required that this complies with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations with which some of the personal information processed may be shared with for one or more reasons: healthcare professionals; social and welfare organisations; central government; business associates; financial organisations; family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing; educators and examining bodies.
I process personal information to enable me to provide psychological therapy and to maintain accounts and records. Records of therapeutic work are stored safely online in keeping with the guidelines required by the ICO. Please be mindful of what information you share online, including online submissions on this website and email communications.
If you would like to request the information of yours that is kept, you are welcome to do so by emailing me at daniellejdmello@gmail,com. You will receive a response within 72 hours to advise you of what will happen next.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Personal therapy £110 per 50 minute session
Couples therapy £150 per 50 minute session
Clinical supervision £60 per 50 minute session
I am a registered provided with the following private health insurances:
WPA and WPA Protocol
Please be aware you may need a GP referral to claim through them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Fridays and Saturdays
Types of client