Danny Hickling

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BSc (Hons).Couns. MBACP.(Reg) (MNCS Snr Accred)
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Cromer NR27 & Norwich, Norfolk NR3
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About me

Thanks for stopping to look at my profile. I am a fully accredited 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 that 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 overall benefit to you.

I have regular slots available for new clients from late April which are available to book now. If tgat seems to long to wait why not arrange a free 15 min phone call which are available over the next few days or weeks.

View available appointments now at:  https://10to8.com/book/teuehw-free/

  • Therapy techniques using expression through creativity and 'Art'
  • EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization 
  • Dream Work
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Brain Spotting Techniques
  • Rewind Trauma 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 currently work from a garden therapy room in Cromer and Online -

Im temporarily not available in North Walsham or Norwich.

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

Face to Face indoor or outdoor Counselling in CROMER or online via ZOOM or Telephone

I have had over ten years of experience 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 am a  EMDR Therapist having trained on  specializing in traumatic memory and have completed training approved by the EMDR Association of Europe and the UK my website has a full explanation pf this type of therapy. 

I usually work privately in rooms in Cromer, (I have temporarily stopped working from Norwich). I work 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 to work outdoors either walking by the sea or countryside around  Cromer .  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 BUPa and 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-centered Counselling skills from the UEA Norwich. Prior to this, I completed two foundation courses in Counselling skills with 'Who are you now'.

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 by Professor Helen Payne

Authentic Movement Workshop May 2015 (15)

Certificate in Couple Counselling Training
Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
Alderian Family Counselling (parent-child counselling)

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 2018 (6)

Trauma & The Body - Somatisation & Dissociation - PODS

IARTT Rewind Therapy for Trauma Training Dr David Muss at Queen Mary’s University 2019

Brain Spotting Training phase 1 - Dr M Grixti 2018 (20)

Brainspotting Phase 3 - David Grant Phd 2019 (20)

Brainspotting Phase 2 - Dr Mark Grixti David Grant Phd 2020 (20)

Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissassioative disorders - PESI 2020 (14)

EMDR Seminar PESI 2022 (14) 

EMDR Training York (18) 

EMDR Training Roehampton University (18) 

Using Creative Arts Online - Online Events 2020

Setting up Groups in PP June 2020 (5)

Treating trauma, complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders PESI 2020 (14)

Addressing suicidality and suicide risk online June 2020 (9) 

Therapeutic Group Counselling CPD Training 2020 (12)

Coronavirus update training 2020
I have offered online therapy and telephone counselling for over 8 years but have recently taken part in Coronavirus Online and Telephone update courses with the UKCP BACP and the Open university coronavirus primer course and am studying th Covid 19 Teleheath Course

Taking your Therapy Practice Outdoors With thanks Ruth Allen Phd. 2020

Therapeutic Group Work – Tim Foskett Nov – Dec 2020 

Imposter Syndrome - Anrdrea Rippon - Jan 2021

Obsessions, Ruminations and Intrusive Thoughts.  Christiane Sanderson Feb 2022 (3)
Understanding Hoarding (1)

The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma Janine Fisher 2023 (1) 

Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder GAD (1) SDS 2023

Addressing Trauma based Shame in Children - Margot Sunderland centre - centre for child mental health 2003-(1.5)

Single session therapy: Maximising the effect of every therapeutic or coaching encounter Prof Windy Dryden PESI 2023 (6) 

Working with adopted Children and their families - Centre for child mental health 2023 -(1.5) (please note I am not OFTSTEAD registered this is for wider understanding of the subject).1.5

Single session therapy: Maximising the effect of every therapeutic or coaching encounter Prof Windy Dryden PESI 2023 (6)

Dealing with Controlling - Intimidating - Manipulative Personalities - Martin Smith Phd. 2023 (3)

level 5 certificate (Diploma Level) from Lisa Mass November 2020

Group Supervision Course Lisa Mass March 2021 (10) 

I am attending ongoing professional development courses and am currently studying Therapeutic Group work . I am on the accredited voluntary register with BACP and am Senior Accredited with the National Counselling Society. and abide by their ethical practice, as part of this I attend a Clinical Supervision monthly. I also hold a DBS / CRB certificate. 

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Fibromyalgia and M.E.
Student Therapists
Student Counsellors

Young Adult and Adolescent Counselling

Parent-child relationship counselling

Alderian Family Counselling

Relationship & Couple Counselling


Zoom SKYPE and Telephone Counselling

The Mind-Body link - the 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


Photos & videos


Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • WPA
  • BUPA

Additional information

INITIAL 15-minute MEETING Online on SKYPE /Telephone IS FREE* to allow us to see how we could work together.

Thereafter my private fee for one to one work is £75 for privately funded clients 

(£85 for insurance funded sessions or where a business is funding sessions) 

offered in  Cromer, Norwich and North Walsham (which are within easy reach of Sheringham, Aylsham, Holt, and Wroxham) as well as online - sessions last 55-60 minutes - 50 mins for insurance funded sessions #.

Also for clients convenience, where location, transport, and other commitments mean getting to regular counselling sessions, are difficult I offer counselling over the Internet via Zoom or secure Skype.

# 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 £99 for a 90-minute session In all locations.

Clinical Supivision is £99 for a 90 min session £75 for 60 mins

Evening appointments available Mondays and Tuesdays.

you can book by telephone - text - email - or by copying and pasting the following weblink


When I work

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Further information

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"

C Cromer

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.

View available appointments now: 


Crystal Clear Counselling, 11 Shipden Avenue, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9BD

Therapy Space, 6 Upper Kings Street, Norwich, Norfolk, Norfolk, NR3 1HA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Cromer has three individual slight steps on route to the counselling room and a slightly narrow gate on route - Both North Walsham and Norwich locations have stair cases from street level

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Integrative Supivision in Person or Online . Experience with Adults, Young Adults and Adolescents. Level 5 in Supivision (MNCS Snr Accred) MBACP

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