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About me


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.

I offer 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 delivering small group work sessions including a variety of 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 and have provided this service for 4 years.

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;

Msc child and adolescent mental health.

BA Hons in counselling a psychotherapy.

Advanced level 4 diploma in counselling

Level 3 counselling award

Level 2 introduction to counselling.

I attended 30 hours minimum CPD a year, which includes courses such as TA, empty chair and focusing techniques.

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Assessments which can last up to 1.5 hours are £45 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 £40

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available to see clients monday - friday 5pm till 9.30pm Saturdays 9am- 12pm

Further information

I currently see clients weekday 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.

Rayleigh, Essex, SS6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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