Hi, my name is Daran, I am an integrative therapist, registered with the BACP and providing counselling to people aged 13 and over. As an integrative therapist I believe there is no one size fits all approach to counselling, we are all wonderfully unique as people and I am trained to be able to draw upon a range of therapeutic techniques that best fit you as an individual.
If there is something in your life causing you unhappiness, whether it be in the past, present or future, then therapy can be a space for you to discuss, reflect upon and process those difficult experiences and emotions which may be impacting upon your wellbeing. Reaching out for the support of a therapist can represent the first step on a journey towards greater understanding, self acceptance, happiness and fulfillment in your life.
As a therapist, I aim to help you along that journey through my ability to create an environment of calm, where it feels safe to explore your inner thoughts and feelings in a space that is free from judgment and where I will treat you with empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard.
In my private practice I work with people of various ages and backgrounds, dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationships, dealing with stress and more. I have worked in a centre for people dealing with drug and alcohol related issues. I currently work as the lead counsellor at Westcliff High School, supporting both male and female students aged 13-18 dealing with a wide array of issues related to both their school and private lives. Working with young people in counselling provides an opportunity at early intervention which can equip youngsters with a depth of understanding of themselves and their experiences that can enable them to face the challenges they face throughout life, potentially saving them from years of further suffering.
I appreciate how hard it can feel to reach out to a counsellor for support and finding someone that you feel you can trust. I want to make that as easy and comfortable experience for you as possible. I offer a free initial 10 minute telephone call, where we can have a chat about your reasons for consdiering counselling and how I may be able to offer my support to you. Following this we can then arrange an assessment session, a chance for us to meet in person and for you to experience what a therapy session with me is like. At the end of this session you will hopefully have a feel of whether I feel like the right therapist for you, I will totally respect your decision whatever you decide is right for you.
Should you choose to work with me as your therapist I will do my very best to support you towards feeling empowered with the ability to deal with the challenges in your life and thrive . If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to speak with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Working with Children and Young People
Certificate in Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutic Alliance
Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
Certificate in Time Limited Counselling
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
Concessions offered for
Face to Face - £60 per session
Video sessions £45 per session
Please contact me for daytime/evening availability