Darren Neal

Darren Neal

Sidcup Space
1 Hatherley Road
DA14 4BH

The Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
SE10 8JS

07876 395225

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About me

The thought of having counselling may seem scary and overwhelming so I can understand how daunting and worried you might feel, maybe not know what to do next or what might happen when you have counselling. I can relate to this from my own experience and journey of counselling.

As a Person-Centred counsellor, I work in a non-direct (I don't tell you what to talk about or give you advice) and empathic way, working together in a confidential and safe space where we can explore, together, your experiences and find the answers that you feel will help you in your life.

I am an empathic and genuine person and I provide a safe, therapeutic relationship, where growth and change can develop over time. The process of change can sometimes be painful, scary, exciting and unknown as you start to experience new aspects of yourself and the world around you...this is 'normal' in my experience.

As a counsellor I work with people aged 18+ years and I have had experience as a bereavement counsellor having worked for the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice.

My previous working background has been in the NHS and I have worked with adolescents, adults and older adults with 14 years experience of working with people with complex issues such as :

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement and loss
  • abuse (sexual, physical, mental, emotional and substance)
  • physical issues and degenerative disorders (dementia, cancer)
  • relationship issues (family, siblings, friends, work colleagues, interpersonal)
  • mental health issues (schizophrenia, depression/anxiety, bi polar)
  • issues around identity - sexuality, racial and cultural identity, gender identity

I hire a room at the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich, London which is located closely to Greenwich DLR, Deptford DLR, Cutty Sark tube line with extensive bus routes through and to Greenwich.

I also work from Sidcup Space in Sidcup which is just off Sidcup high street and accessible from Sidcup train station or numerous bus routes that stop in the High Street.(address can be found above)

And I hire a room at 4 Crook log, Bexleyheath, DA6 8BW

You can email me, phone me or text me which ever you feel comfortable with and tell me a bit about what is going on for you, and then we can arrange a time to meet and explore further how we might work together.

If you wish to know more about me and the Person-Centred approach feel free to look at my website dncounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

1 Yr Certificate in Gestalt Counselling

2 Yr Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling

I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice and I currently volunteer at the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich, London working with adults.

I have a background of working in the NHS and have worked in mental health services for 14 years having worked with adolescents (12-18), working age adults (18+) and older adults (54+).

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Therapies offered


Initial consultation - £55 This is where I will go through an assessment form that will allow us                                  to explore in more detail reasons for therapy and we can go through the counselling contract together as well.

Weekly session's - £50 per session (50 minutes each session)

Maps & Directions

Sidcup, DA14 4BH
London, SE10 8JS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday - Saturday. To be arranged together when you are able to make contact with me and we discuss on a mutual time and day to meet.

Types of client

Older adults