Danielle Goshawk

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MSc. MNCPS (Acc.) Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Supervisor
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Wimborne BH21 & Poole BH16
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About me

Individual Counselling (Please scroll down for information on Relationship/Couples Counselling)

Do you find yourself saying yes to people, when really you'd like to say no? Do you end up doing things for everyone else, wiping yourself out trying to do too much and there's nothing left for you? 

Do people ever tell you that you're being hard on yourself or that you're a perfectionist? Maybe you had a difficult childhood and learned that you weren't ok somehow, that you're not enough? 

I work with people who are feeling these things e.g. anxiety, a sense of guilt, feeling bad or worthless, struggling in relationships, and possibly feeling like they don't really know themselves. 

I can support you to feel safe enough to get to know yourself better and figure out what you want. The understanding and care that you can develop will lead to better relationships, and a greater sense of confidence and respect for yourself.

Imagine what it might feel like to have a better balance in your life, to allow yourself to be as kind to yourself as you are to others (it might be really hard to imagine that right now, and that's ok, but it is possible!).

 I work with neurodivergent clients, often people who are recently diagnosed or self-realising as ADHD and/or autistic perhaps later in life. All of what I’ve been talking about is so applicable to that process of figuring out who you might be underneath the masks, working towards self-acceptance and how to navigate an often scary or hostile world. I’m ND affirming and neuro-spicy myself - your experience is just as valid to me whether or not you have a formal diagnosis. 

I am an integrative therapist with over 10 years experience including working in the NHS. I want you to get the most out of your time in therapy, and my training means that I can draw on different psychological theories to work with you as a unique individual to address your particular needs.

Relationship Counselling

Have you been feeling distant from your partner? Perhaps you've been arguing more, or just not had much time for each other?

Family life can put stresses and strains on your relationship. This could be due to:

  • the responsibility of young children or teenagers
  • elderly parents who need more support
  • perhaps you have difficult relationships with other family members  

As other demands take priority, it impacts the time and energy you have for your relationship and it's easy to start growing apart.

I can support you to communicate better with one another and find a way through difficulties within the relationship. It can be hard to figure out what you both want and need, and to reach compromises, so I am there to support you to have those tricky conversations.

It is important that both partners have an equal opportunity to speak and to hear one another and I will provide the space for that. 

Couples who have worked with me have:

  • developed deeper, more open communication
  • their relationships have become stronger
  • they have felt closer and more connected to each other. 

I work with people at all stages of relationships, whether you have only been together a short while, or whether you have been together for 50 years, there is no bad time to invest in your relationship.

I'm LGBTQ+ friendly. I work with people in all kinds of relationships, for example you may be married or in a civil partnership, in a same-sex relationship, or perhaps you are interested in exploring polyamory, or you may already be in an ethically non-monogamous relationship.

 I’m also neurodivergent affirming, aware of the challenges that a relationship may face if one or more of you are neurodivergent. At times there may be clashing needs or sensory difficulties around intimacy for example, I can work with you to manage those differences.

Location
I offer sessions via secure online video, so even if you are not local to me you are welcome to get in touch. Online sessions can be a great way to access therapy at a time and place that work for you.

I also offer in person sessions in a lovely peaceful therapy room in the centre of Wimborne on Mondays between 9am-3:30pm.

What happens next?

When you get in touch, please let me know whether you'd like to book in a free introductory call first, this is a chance to ask any questions you may have, it is not a counselling session. Some people prefer to go ahead and book the first session without the need for a call, so just let me know what you'd prefer. Please let me know whether you'd like to meet in person in Wimborne or online and tell me what your availability is like i.e. are there particular days/time that would suit you best for appointments. 

In our first session I will ask you for a bit of background information to get a picture of what has brought you to counselling at this particular time and what you would like to get out of it. More importantly, it is also a chance for you to get a sense of how I work and whether you feel like we can work well together. At the end of this session, if you are happy to go ahead, we can book in a time for ongoing sessions.

There is no restriction on how many sessions you can have. Whether you decide to come for a short while or a longer period we will have regular reviews to check that you are still happy with how we are working together.

Individual counselling sessions last for 50 minutes, and 60 minutes for couples, and are held weekly at the same time. If this might be a problem for you, if you do shift work for example, I will be as flexible as possible to accommodate you and we can work together to figure out how to have the reliability of regular counselling sessions that still fit with your schedule.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters degree (MSc) in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich. I have several years experience providing counselling in various settings, including in NHS primary care (GP surgeries) and secondary care.

I have worked with individuals suffering from many different mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, as well as those struggling with life events, such as loss and relationship issues.

I have also worked in NHS secondary care as a psychotherapist, working with individuals with more complex mental health needs or who had experienced various forms of trauma and abuse.

I have a Certificate in Couples Counselling (2016).

I have a Certificate in Supervision (2022) which means that I support other counsellors in their work.

Member organisations

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Fees

£45.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals: £55 per 50 minute session.
Couples: £70 per 1 hour session.

Students/concessions: £45 per 50 minute session (available online during daytime hours).
A limited number of concessions are available for students, trainee counsellors, and those on low income and can be agreed in advance of the first session.

I would be happy to arrange a brief initial conversation with you either on the phone or via online video to answer any questions you may have and to see whether you'd like to book a full session with me.  This would be free of charge and there is no obligation to book a session. 

When I work

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In person sessions are available on Mondays between 9am-3:30pm in Wimborne.

41C East Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DX

Poole, Dorset, BH16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

As a supervisor, my goal is for you to feel supported, safe, empowered, and confident in your work.

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