Daran Mehmet-Wise (Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling)
I am a qualified integrative therapist, registered with the BACP and providing counselling to young people and adults. As an integrative therapist I believe there is no one size fits all approach to counselling, we are all wonderfully unique and I am trained to be able to draw upon a range of therapeutic techniques that best fit you as an individual.
I decided to become a counsellor as I have always been drawn towards supporting others, I love what I do and find it incredibly rewarding to help people during times of great struggle or emotional pain.
Over the years, some of the feedback I have received from the people I have worked with about my approach to counseling has included that I display “humility, empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard" I have been described as having "a wonderful quality of calm" am able to create a “safe space” and display an “ability to unpick situations with sensitivity”
I have previously worked for an organisation in the field of addiction, providing support to adults with alcohol related issues.I currently work as the lead counselor at a secondary school with young people aged 12-18.
Whether it be with young people or adults, I aim to help people develop greater understanding of their experiences (past or present) and develop their ability and confidence to deal with the challenges they encounter in life.
I appreciate how hard it can feel to reach out to a counsellor for support and so I want to make that as easy and comfortable experience for you as possible. Firstly you can choose whether to call, text or email me with your details. I then provide a free 10 minute telephone conversation where we you can tell me in your own words a little about why you are seeking counselling. Then we can arrange an assessment session which gives us the chance to meet and at the end of that session decide whether you would like to work with me as your therapist. We can then decide together on a regular time and day for our sessions to take place.
Should you decide to reach out to me for I will offer you my full professional support to help you on your journey towards a greater sense of happiness and fulfilment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling at Manor House
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at CPPD
- Counsellor at Westcliff High School
- Counsellor at ADAS (alcohol support service) April 2018-April 2019
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
£60 per session