About me

I help all kinds of people with all kinds of issues and you should never think that what you're feeling is unworthy of therapy.

I’m passionate about helping people overcome their problems and achieve the change they are looking for in their lives. I never judge clients but I’m also not afraid, when it’s in their interest, to challenge them. Each client teaches me something new about therapy and life in general. For me, therapy is very much a partnership – a road along which both I and my clients travel.

I’m fascinated by people and how life affects their mental health in different ways. I worked from an integrative perspective and adapt my approach based on the client and their issues. I have experience across a broad range of mental health issues. Much of this experience I’ve picked up during my 18 years in the health psychology and medical industry.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class)

MSc Health Psychology

Cert. Understanding Autism Lvl2

Cert. Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Lvl3

Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Advanced Lvl4

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Lvl4

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Lvl5

Fully insured with Howden

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

Additional information

The price for all sessions is £60. This should be paid at the end of the session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

9am to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Further information

Getting Started

I mainly work with clients face-to-face from a private studio at my home.  I can also work with clients via video or phone if preferred.  The easiest way to get started is to give me a call on 07716642575 or send me an email to darren@ponzocounselling.co.uk

During the initial session together we will discuss your issues at your own speed and then if you feel comfortable working with me, we will arrange a second session.  There is never any pressure to sign up for a set number of sessions and we can tailor the frequency of sessions to your needs and schedule.

All sessions last 1 hour.

Website: http://www.ponzocounselling.co.uk

Weston Way
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN3 3BL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

None

Darren Clayson

Darren Clayson