My name is Danielle and I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).
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 hold a doctorate in Counselling Psychology and I have experience of working in the NHS, private and charity sector. Currently, my work is split between the NHS, where I hold a post as a senior psychologist, and in 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, identity, antenatal and postnatal difficulties. 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 above details so that we can discuss how this can work for you.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Personal therapy £110 per 50 minute session
Clinical supervision £60 per 50 minute session
I offer a discount for advance block bookings, please get in touch to find out more.
I currently have availability on Mondays and Fridays. Owing to the current lock down, I am offering sessions via Zoom. I am currently taking on new clients.
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.