Danielle Smith

MSc MBACP - Blue Box Therapy
Derby, Derbyshire, DE73
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About me

Counselling Psychotherapist based in the Derby area. I offer a warm, non-judgemental space working compassionately through a wide range of mental health difficulties.

Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious or not quite sure? Maybe you've tried different things on your own, but you're feeling you need some extra help. Through therapy, we can work together to help you feel good and in control of your life. I currently have weekday availability and all sessions are over Zoom or telephone, due to COVID-19. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation, to make sure I am the right fit for you.

We can work either on a short-term or long-term basis, the choice is yours. Therapy is a collaborative process and I am committed to giving you a safe, confidential space to work through your goals. Some people enter therapy with a clear goal in mind that they would like to achieve. But if you're feeling unsure about the process, we can work together to create the right path for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience


I hold an MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Derby and I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the BACP. I use an integrative approach, meaning I am trained in multiple modalities, offering a tailored experience. The three main approaches I use are CBT, person-centred and attachment theory

I also complete regular CPD training courses.


I've gained experience working with a wide range of clients, working within a sixth form; an NHS staff counselling service and seeing various clients in private practice. I work with many issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, work-related stress and much more. If you are feeling lost or misunderstood, please get in contact so we can work together towards a happier, healthier you.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

Due to COVID-19 sessions can only take place over Zoom or telephone.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people

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Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith