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 within the youth offending service as a case manager for young people aged 11- 18 with a diverse range of life experiences, family dynamics and concerns. Working one to one and small group work with different interventions to support the young persons needs enabling them to facilitate change.
Until recently I worked within a senior school for 3 years 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, dur to complete September 2020
I attended 30 hours minimum CPD a year, which includes courses such as TA, empty chair and focusing techniques.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Assessments which can last up to 1.5 hours are £40 for under 18's and £50 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 £35
Adult sessions are £45.
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.
Concessions offered for
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.