Dannii Richards FdA (MBACP) Integrative Counsellor
Feeling stuck? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Counselling Professional, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
As an Integrative Counsellor, I work with clients on an individual basis and tailor my approach according to their needs. As part of the therapeutic process, I hold the belief that one of the most important aspects is the working relationship in order for a successful outcome to be achieved.
In times of emotional distress, not everyone has the support of friends or family to help them through the difficulties faced. I aim to provide a warm, neutral environment for us to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the therapeutic space, in an empathic and honest manner.
Whatever issues you would like to work on, this will remain confidential and I work within a non-judgmental viewpoint.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained experience working in voluntary settings working with clients of a variation of backgrounds, age, gender, disabilities, social and cultural backgrounds. I currently work as an Associate Counsellor for Umbrella, which is part of the NHS. This is an invaluable experience. I often work with people from the LGBT community and I find this extremely rewarding. Some of the issues I am able to help you with range from Anxiety, Depression, Abuse and Gender/Sexuality/Identity. Please see below for the a more detailed range of issues that I offer support with.
- Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Level 4 & 5 (BACP Accredited)
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- NCFE 3 in Depression Management
- ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
In addition to my qualifications, I have attended various Continued Professional Development sessions covering the areas of counselling I have dealt with. I am committed to attending further CPD sessions on an ongoing basis to support my practice and client work.
My details are listed on the accredited register of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
As part of my professional membership, I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. (Details of this can be provided on commencement of therapy if required).
I hold professional indemnity insurance and have an approved Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Any client data is stored in accordance with ICO guidelines (copy of this can be provided on commencement of therapy if required).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I believe that therapy should be accessible for everyone, regardless of your current status. Please contact me to discuss further.
I accept self-referrals and I currently have availability in the Harborne (B17) area of Birmingham on weekdays, evening and weekends. The clinic is easily accessible from Birmingham City Centre, Bearwood, Quinton, Northfield, Selly Oak, and Edgbaston. Please contact me for further information.
The initial session would be to asses your current your concerns. The duration would be for 1 hour and this would enable us to collaboratively decide whether I am a suitable therapist to support you.
All further sessions would be for a duration of 50 minutes. The number of sessions required varies and is dependant on your individual circumstances. This will be discussed during the initial assessment and reviewed on a regular basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|