Danielle Smith

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MSc MBACP - Blue Box Therapy
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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 week daytime availability and offer both face-to-face and online appointments. I also 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 Accredited Registered Member (MBACP, Accred) 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, 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

I offer 30% discount on online (virtual) sessions for blue light card holders.

I’m a recognised psychotherapist with AXA Health, Vitality and Aviva.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer mainly daytime sessions and I have limited evening availability.

Derby, Derbyshire, DE73

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

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