Danny Hickling.BSc (Hons).Couns. MBACP.(Reg) UKCP.Counselling & Psychotherapy
6 Upper Kings Street
Crystal Clear Counselling
11 Shipden Avenue
01263 519049 / 07425 702267
Thanks for stopping to look at my profile. I am a fully Qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, and I'm here to help you either whether you are feeling lost, in a personal crisis or when you want to understand more about why you are the way you are...
I work in ways which may help you link past events and pattens to your present feelings or behaviour. I work using many of the latest advances in Neuroscience to help my clients gain better control of their feelings and help bring improvements to their relationships and resolve issues.
I believe that our sessions should be as unique as you are, but these are some of the techniques that may be used in our therapy sessions. I only use certain techniques if I feel it would be of over all benefit to you.
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- Therapy techniques using expression through 'Art'
- Dream Work
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Crystals in Counselling
- Brain Spotting Techniques
- Eye Movement Trauma & Phobia Therapy
- Out Door Counselling
- Walk & Talk Therapy
- Stress Reduction techniques
- Sessions are one to one, Face to Face but in addition I can also offer: Online, Skype and Email counselling. As well as working with couples.
I work from a Norwich city centre therapy room on Wednesday day time and evening as well as in therapy rooms in Cromer and North Walsham on other days plus Monday / Tuesday evenings.
I offer counselling to cover a diverse range of issues such as:
Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Relationship issues, Depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) , affairs and betrayals,Panic Disorder, Separation and Divorce, Work-related Stress, bipolar depression (Manic Depression) , family issues, child issues, attachment disorder, depression, phobias, bereavement, low self esteem, stress, Trauma, emotional abuse etc.
I work both one to one and with couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had over six years of experience with clients working within one to one Counselling, applying Counselling and Psychotherapeutic techniques dealing with issues such as Lack of Confidence, Relationship problems, Depression, Anxiety, Loss and Change, Bereavement, Poor Self Esteem, Trauma, Self Harm, and Existential issues.
I work privately in rooms in Cromer, Norwich and North Walsham with clients of all age groups and backgrounds. Where the confines of a room get in the way of therapy I can if you wish work outdoors either walking by the sea in Cromer or around the Cathedral grounds in Norwich. In addition to this, I also Worked for the local Charity the 'Benjamin Foundation' in which I have done extensive Counselling work with Young Adults and Adolescents. I also receive a large number of referrals from Large Employers such as Local Health authorities and the Local Council as well as insurance companies.
I am Registered with AXA Healthcare Insurance and WPA and Aviva healthcare for those with AXA or Aviva Healthcare Insurance who are eligible for cover and have been referred by their GP To myself by their insurance company.
I have a BSc.(Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University.
I have been awarded an Advanced Diploma HE. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Matrix collage of Psychotherapy.
As well as a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I also hold a CERT. H.E. in Person Centred Counselling skills from the UEA Norwich. Prior to this, I completed two foundation courses in Counselling skills with 'Who are you now'.
As part of my ongoing development, I am studying for a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and a Diploma in Transitional Relationship Analysis as well as studying CBT for Couples.
I have also attended the following professional development courses:
Child Protection Training
Nurtured Heart Technique workshop
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
Certificate in EMI eye movement therapy Integration therapy for trauma, phobias And limiting beliefs
The couple and others - Attachment - Couple Counselling Training
Conflict Management in Couple Counselling Training
Affairs and betrayal in couple counselling workshop
Certificate in Medically Unexplained Symptoms - Mind-Body Link Training
Certificate in Couple Counselling Training
Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
Alderian Family Counselling (parent-child counselling)
Brain Spotting Training phase 1 - Dr M Grixti
Certificate of Attendance Helping Children & Teenagers With Traumatic Life Transitions, Losses and Separations Conference
Brainspotting Working with Trauma in Children Training - Amsterdam
Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography - Roehampton University
Integrative Counselling Approach to working with Compulsive Hoarding
Trauma & The Body - Somatisation & Dissociation - PODS
Brainspotting Phase 3 - David Grant Phd
I am attending ongoing professional development courses and am currently studying for a Diploma in Transitional Analysis Relationship Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have a membership of the BACP and am registered with the UKCP as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and abide by their ethical practice, as part of this I attend a Clinical Supervision monthly. I also hold a DBS / CRB certificate.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fibromyalgia and M.E.
Young Adult and Adolescent Counselling
Parent-child relationship counselling
Alderian Family Counselling
Relationship & Couple Counselling
SKYPE and Telephone Counselling
The Mind Body link - exploration of diagnosed but medically unexplained symptoms such as IBS, Migraines, Cluster Headaches etc.
your relationship with your diagnosed illness and diagnosed outlook..
To view my short video on youtube please follow the following link
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
Photos & videos
INITIAL 10-minute MEETING Online on SKYPE /Telephone or in Cromer only IS FREE* to allow us to see how we could work together.
Thereafter my private fee for one to one work is £60/£65 dependent on the
time of day for private clients in Cromer, Norwich and North Walsham (which are within easy reach of Sheringham, Aylsham, Holt, and Wroxham). sessions last 55-60 minutes#.
I Offer Reduced rates for Students studying Counselling with the UEA, Matrix, Chrysalis & BSY during daytime hours
Also for clients convenience, where location, transport, and other commitments mean getting to regular counselling sessions, are difficult I will shortly be offering counselling over the Internet via secure Skype.
* I occasionally have a Limited amount of REDUCED COST spaces which I am able to offer for a limited amount of time where financial constraints mean counselling is needed but income is not available to cover counselling.
# EAP,s Organisations, Private Health Insurance, and Corporate rates are at different individually negotiated rates
Couple counselling is £70 a 50-60 minute session or £85 for a 90-minute session In all locations.
Evening appointments available Mondays and Wednesdays.
you can book by telephone - text - email - or by copying and pasting the following weblink
North Walsham Counselling Room Below.
Some recent testimonials include :
'Crystal Clear Counselling provides a relaxed, homely style of counselling. No pressure, no psychobabble, just a listening environment and wise words, just when you need them. Highly recommended.'
"I'm really grateful for all of your help and feel you've made a massive difference to my level of happiness".
" Danny Hickling was recommended to me after several years of anxiety and depression. Was very nervous attending my first session. However, Danny was friendly, easy to talk to and soon put me at ease. He worked out what he felt he could help me with. We did a lot of talking! Developed strategies to help me cope with life's dramas. Thought this would be a tearful experience but far from it. We laughed a lot too. Am a calmer, happier and more positive person than before according to friends and family. Thanks Danny." - D Norwich
'I just wanted to tell you how much I have benefitted from our sessions - you’ve given me excellent advice, which I am trying to follow. You really helped me go through my bereavement and I feel much better now. ' A Cromer
"Danny helped me get through a very difficult time in my life in a very warm and encouraging manner".
"Sometimes we all need someone we can trust to talk things out with, which is where you came in"
"Thanks to you I have my life back, I am happier than I have been in a long
long time and busier. I am enjoying the company of others again and getting
involved where I had been backing off in the past. I even managed to play my
guitar to support a singing group at my church. It was only the one song but
it is a start"
The following are accounts from the parents of children and teenagers who have chosen counselling for their children.
After my son suffered a severe dog attack, he became incredibly anxious around all animals and around people in new situations. Due to his anxieties, my son was cautious of having counselling with a person he did not know. Danny completely reassured my son, made him feel totally at ease and after the first appointment my son came out elated, excited to talk about the session and very keen to go back. In a few sessions using traditional techniques and EMDR therapy my son was able to begin the process of exposure to dogs. Within a year my son was able to return to beaches and parks with dogs present with a feeling of safety and security. I have complete faith in Danny's work and will be ever grateful for the help he has given my son.
My daughter worked with Danny to try to help her with her anxieties. My daughter found Danny to be very easy to talk to, reassuring and very calming. Danny talked through with my daughter and I the various aspects of the counselling process, ensuring that we both fully understood and were happy to proceed. I was reassured that there was a waiting area for me on the premises and found Danny to be incredibly professional.
Lastly here is an inspirational true story that a client wrote and gave permission for it to be used here - of course, I use no name to keep their identity anonymous.
Four years ago I found myself lost and lacking any direction. I was in an abusive relationship and knew I needed to get out, but somehow couldn't find the strength to leave. I had seen a couple of counsellors but couldn't seem to make any headway.
When I had my first counselling session with Danny, I really felt like it was my last resort. After several months of sessions and a lot of soul-searching, I finally felt things starting to shift. I managed to free myself from the abusive relationship and started to see that things could be different.
When you have low self-esteem sometimes it can be all-consuming, if you have no value on yourself then its so easy to get sucked into abusive relationships which just compounds everything you already felt about yourself.
Leaving isn't just about closing the door on someone, but its about rebuilding a relationship with yourself and with Danny's help I was able to do that.
Two years on and I'm in a much happier place. I'm in a happy relationship, we are due to get married next year and I have a much greater sense of self.
I look back and wonder whatever possessed me to accept such bad behaviour, but at least I know going forward that will never happen to me again, but I won't allow it to. Once you value yourself, then you simply won't accept bad behaviour anymore. Danny was instrumental in helping me make the changes I needed and if you want to find your happy place, I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available Mon/ Tue Evenings in Cromer also Wednesday afternoons and Evenings in Norwich. Mon/Tues/Wed Thurs/ Fri Mornings in Cromer/ Nth Walsham. Other times by request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|