Danya Martoglio MBACP
I am a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, with over ten years experience both in the NHS and within educational settings. I work with adults, adolescents and children.
I offer time-limited brief counselling as well as longer term psychotherapy. I have experience and interest helping people with a wide range of issues including: relationship/family issues, redundancy, depression, anxiety and bereavement.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, often when going through a distressing time. They come with specific issues such as a work related problem, a difficult relationship or a certain behaviour they'd like to change. They also come when overwhelmed by too many thoughts / feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety and guilt. And sometimes there's just an undefinable feeling that life is not being lived as it should be.
Counselling provides a safe, structured and confidential space to:
- Get some space to breathe, reflect and be heard
- Explore your thoughts and feelings
- Get a fresh and helpful perspective
- Access resources and strategies
- Make sense of/come to terms with situations in the past and present
- Make some conscious and informed choices about the way forward
What happens during a counselling session?
During our initial conversation we can explore how we might work together for your particular concern - whether to adopt a Brief therapy approach or a more exploratory path. Whilst not everyone wants to explore the why of the past - for many it can be important to clarify, and make peace with, something in order to move forward.
It can be helpful to see how things are inter-linked in order for it all to make sense. When working with you whilst I may highlight something I will always take the lead from you as to how far you want to explore it. Sometimes the past is simply best left in the past.
Counselling can also be a very practical process, with the collaborative mapping of future plans. People are sometimes surprised to find that things they have been chasing are things they may not even want. Working out what you really do want is often at the heart of therapy.
What kind of therapy is on offer?
I am an integrative counsellor meaning I draw on a number of approaches. I tailor therapy to you rather than you having to fit in with a rigid theoretical model. I integrate creative therapies such as gestalt, alongside commonsense approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and solution-focussed therapy.
Rooted in person-centred values, I view the relationship between client and counsellor as key to offering a warm, non-judgemental and therapeutic space. I work in an atmosphere of trust and openness. I hope that you will feel safe and listened to.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling - (Distinction) York St John University
- Masters modules in CBT, Coaching and Drama Therapy, Leeds Beckett University
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling , Metanoia, London
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling, York St John University
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Academy of Advanced Changework, Sheffield
- Certificates in working with Children and Young People, the Relate Institute
- Certificates in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, BRIEF institute, London
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Counselling sessions last an hour and are charged at £45
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client