Danni Findlay - Humanistic (Gestalt) Counsellor, MBACP
2020 was a real test on us as humans and the start of 2021 looks to remain very uncertain. Covid-19 means we have all experienced some sort of 'loss'. This might be our freedom, our hopes for 2020, financial or relationship losses, loss of worth (defined by employment) and loss of 'the normal'. Unfortunately many people have also experienced a health scare of a loved one or an actual bereavement. Loss can make us scared and our anxieties can rise to levels which are higher than usual and hard to contain. This can increase other concerns that we carry with us in our lives and for many, the events of this year have tipped us over the edge.
We know we don't feel right, our relationships might be suffering, we may feel exhausted from trying to maintain a positive side. Maybe we keep doing the same things over and over but cannot seem to break the cycle. I believe we all have the capacity to help ourselves through much of this but, in an increasingly complex and busy life where we are ‘always on’, there often feels like little time to focus on 'me'. Counselling gives you the valuable space and time to find your way in a supported and non-judgmental environment.
I have worked with clients with various presenting challenges including; stress, anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, anger, relationship/work issues, depression and bereavement (loss). By working with tools, creative materials, theories and positive challenge, we have highlighted patterns and ways of thinking (many going back years) which give moments of clarity for clients to make changes in their life or enabling a different way of viewing it. For many, some real changes can be experienced in just a few sessions.
If this sounds like it might be useful, please drop me an email and we can arrange a no obligation (free) telephone conversation (up to 30 minutes) where you can tell me a bit about what you need from counselling (and a counsellor), ask me any questions or address any concerns you may have and we can decide if we think we could work well together to meet your current needs. It is really important to feel you have the right counsellor for you.
Note: If you send me an email, I will aim to respond within 24 hours. If you hear nothing, do check your junk email as my response may be there.
Covid-19: Please note, I am a face to face counsellor who has retrained to offer supervised and insured online counselling through the challenges of social distancing we are experiencing during this difficult period.
I plan to return to face to face where possible (and between lockdowns and tiers) but we can discuss how this works as time goes on and it will be possible to continue with online either completely or as a 'blended' method where it suits you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified Counsellor (MBACP) Foundation Degree, Gestalt (Distinction), 2017.
- Moving your Practice Online, Online Therapy Institute, March 2020.
- Qualified Coach (ILM Member) Level 7, Executive Coaching. Jan 2019.
- Transactional Analysis 101. 2015.
- Solution Focussed Therapy. 2016.
- BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations.
- The Olive Branch Counselling Service, Winchester. 2016-2020 volunteer and Chair
- Trainer in Creative Techniques in counselling
- Talent Director (Learning and Development)
I trained as a counsellor, following over 20 years in a fast-paced commercial environment working my way from graduate to Director.
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
The first 30 minute (no obligation) telephone session is free of charge
After that, a 50 minute session is £45.
Cancellation fees are also chargeable if less than 24 hours’ notice.
If this sounds like the sort of counsellor you would like to work with, I’d love to chat with you on the phone (for a free no obligation 30 minute consultation) and see if we can work together. A good relationship between us is so important that we would both want to check out that it was right from the start. And I’m sure you’ll have some additional questions for me. Drop me an email and let me know when is a good time to call.