Danielle McTernan

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Littlehampton BN16 & BN17
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Dani and I run 'A Life Well Lived' counselling in Rustington near Littlehampton, West Sussex. I offer space to talk so you can work through your difficulties in complete confidence.

 'A Life Well Lived' is based in coastal West Sussex and is a private counselling service supporting adults (18+) and older adults. 

I offer in-person, online and telephone counselling with flexible appointments during the daytime, evening and weekends, so you can choose the right support for you.

Life can feel a struggle at times and can leave us feeling isolated and alone. Perhaps you’re experiencing a loss of hope, or that there is nothing to look forward to? When things keep going wrong it can be hard to trust ourselves and we can begin to doubt our own experiences, not believing we know what’s best for us. As a counsellor I have a deep respect for the life story of my clients. I believe that with the right support, you can get back to feeling like yourself again, living a meaningful and fulfilled life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Chichester University and I'm a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).

Alongside my private practice, I work as an online therapist for 'Better Help', I'm a volunteer counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Support and I'm currently taking my doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at Middlesex University, (An Accredited UKCP Psychotherapy training).

I'm passionate about what I do. Before becoming a therapist, I worked for many years in the corporate world, I have MSc and BA(Hons) degrees in Information System and International Business Administration. I understand the difficulties of a high-pressure work environment and have a particular interest in workplace issues such as long-term sick leave, chronic pain, workplace politics, bullying and redundancy. 

I have additional training and experience of bereavement and loss, including bereavement by suicide and road death.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a small number of concessionary spaces to those on a low income and to counselling students in training. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a reduced fee.

Further information

I work flexibly so you can choose the support that you need. Appointments are available during the daytime, evenings and weekends.

I offer short term therapy (if you just need a few sessions to work towards a specific goal, or to work through a specific issue). I offer long-term and open-ended therapy if you would like to explore your life world in more depth, or to work through more complex issues.

I also offer a one-off 'Emotional First Aid' session if you have a particular difficulty and it would help to talk it through.

You are welcome to contact me for a no-obligation chat to see if I am the right fit for you before you book a session.

Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16

Dove Lodge, 49 Beach Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5JG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Danielle McTernan
Danielle McTernan