Danielle Simmonds Adv Dip Coun Registered MBACP (Accred)
I offer individual One-to-One Counselling for Adults and Young People
I am a fully qualified accredited, experienced integrative counsellor and I offer short and longer term counselling in a safe and confidential environment.
I have worked in a variety of settings from a secondary school to a women's refuge as well as private practice. I currently work in a NHS doctors' practice and private practice.
I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework & Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) - BACP Accredited Professional Training (Registered BACP)
Short Term Courses
Psychiatry, Psychopathology & Psychodynamics (CPPD)
Time-Limited Counselling (CPPD)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPPD)
Attachment Theory and Neuroscience - Glyn Hudson-Allez (CPPD)
Understanding Domestic Abuse - Oct 2009 (University of Hertfordshire)
Eating Disorders - Julia Buckroyd June 2009 (University of Hertfordshire)
Childhood Disorders: Neuroscience & Intervention Conference - October 2011 (Anna Freud Centre)
Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – Dr Peter Hobson, The Tavistock Centre – July 2011
The New Black - Mourning, Melancholia and Depression - Darian Leader - March 2012 (Albany Focus Group)
Hate in the Countertransference - Jane Harvie-Clark June 2012 (Albany Focus Group)
From Face 2 Facebook: Attachment, Self & Therapy in the iPhone Age (Albany Focus Group) - November 2012
Mindfulness Stress Reduction 8 Week Course - Vanessa Hope - Oct - Dec 2012
Emotional Freedom Technique - Keith Pearce ( Albany Focus Group) - Oct 2013
Asperger's Awareness - Kate Stubbings & Allan Turner (Albany Focus Group) - June 2014
New Approaches to Working with Bodies Today - Susie Orbach (Nscience) - November 2014
Borderline Personality Disorder and Mentalization - Catharine Freeman ( Nscinece) - February 2015
Losing Sleep workshop - Dr David Lee (Nscience) - May 2016
Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders - Professor Julia Buckroyd - June 2016
Judy Yellin - Nov 2016 The ‘Traumatised Client’ - Relationships as the source of Hurt and Healing
Dr Ben Weiner - March 2017
Working With Anxiety & Adolescents - A Practical and Critical Guide to Using CBT
Robert Downes - April 2018
Working with Shame from an Embodied Relational Perspective- Part 1
Robert Downes - October 2018 Working with Shame from an Embodied Relational Perspective- Part 2
Dr Ben Weiner - January 2019
Helping Young People Thrive with Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Working Therapeutically with The Couple Dynamic - Jane Netts
Certificate in Embodied Therapeutic Practice - Robert Downes Sept 2019-Jan2020
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work on a sliding scale of £65-£75 with low cost available.
Assessments last for up to an hour and each subsequent session lasts for 50 minutes.
Free initial phone consultation.
Daytime and some evenings.
I also offer short term work with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping)