I'm Danielle I offer one to one counselling for young people and adults.
I work from a large office in my garden which is set out for counselling clients of all ages. It includes toys, games play dough and most importantly a safe comfortable area that does not get interrupted.
I feel that counselling is a valuable experience and can really benefit people to help them have a happier and more fulfilling life. This is from my own experience of having therapy which really helped me, and being a therapist myself seeing my clients grow and change overcoming difficult situations.
I'm a mixed method counsellor. I have a grounding in the 3 major schools of thought CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic theory, which means my approach is varied depending on the individual I am working with. I tailor the therapy to best suit your needs.
Ioffer short and long term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work in a senior school with young people aged 11 - 18 years, exploring and working with concerns such as; self-harm, mental health, family dynamics and school pressure.
I also see adults and children at home for private therapy.
Up until recently when the funding ceased I had a paid position within MIND as a therapist where I worked for 3 years. I worked with all ages 5 to 85 years on a short and long-term basis.
I have a good knowledge of mental health conditions and currently freelance for MIND providing some of their internal and external training on mental health, trauma, risk assessment, boundaries, suicide, self harm and domestic abuse.
I have experience of working in a SEN school as a counsellor with young people who have ADHD, EDD autism and aspergers.
I currently hold;
BA Hons in counselling a psychotherapy.
Advanced level 4 diploma in counselling
Level 3 counselling award
Level 2 introduction to counselling.
I am currently studying my mental health Masters qualification .
I attended 30 hours minimum CPD a year, which includes courses such as TA, empty chair and focusing techniques.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Assessments which can last up to 1.5 hours are £35 for under 18's and £45 for adults.
In the assessment, we talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you expect to gain from it. We will go through some personal history and whether we both agree therapy is suitable for your needs.
Sessions are 50 minutes under 18's £30
Adult sessions are £40.
I do offer packages to counselling students who have to complete therapy as part of their training. please contact me for details.
I also offer training. Please get in touch for more details.
I currently see clients weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. I require clients to attend weekly sessions.
24 hours notice needs to be given for cancellations.
If any further information is needed please give me a call or text and I will be happy to help.
I am also on Facebook - healthy mind counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available to see clients monday - friday 9am till 9pm Saturdays 10am- 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|