Daren Lee BSc, MSc, BPsS, MBACP (Accred)
During my training and client work, I have developed my identity as a practitioner according to a key set of values.
I aim to stay close to individuals' subjective sense of experience to understand what they live through in their day-to-day lives. Therapists and counsellors have a wide range of theories, techniques and skills but these need to be utilised according to the uniqueness of each and every client. I believe that it is of paramount importance that clients' autonomy is respected, so that therapeutic work is the product of a collaborative process.
Communicating openly in the safety of a therapeutic medium can foster trust, compassion and a sense of acceptance. When clients feel ready to engage with therapy/ counselling, it can result in truly authentic experiences and moments of groundbreaking clarity.
Please note that I am fully insured, ICO registered and hold an up to date DBS Certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the course of the last twenty years, I have completed three degrees in psychology & related disciplines, in addition to becoming an accredited pluralistic counsellor/ psychotherapist.
In 2002, I completed a Psychology BSc, followed by an MSc in Psychological Therapies in 2018. This has led to my registration with the BACP and full accreditation, as a pluralistic counsellor/ psychotherapist. I am currently in the final stages of completing a doctorate in counselling psychology.
I have trained in key therapeutic modalities, including person-centred counselling, second and third wave cognitive-behavioural therapies and psychodynamic counselling. I have experience working in bereavement, NHS primary care services, mental health charities, addiction services and NHS secondary care services.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£60 per fifty minute session. Concessionary rates are available (please inquire).
Please note that fees may be higher if they are funded through your health insurance, due to extra administrative costs.