Darren Neal

Darren Neal

Sidcup Space
1 Hatherley Road
Sidcup
DA14 4BH

The Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
London
SE10 8JS

07876 395225

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About me

Hi, I am 43 years old and I am a Person-Centred counsellor. I work with you in a non-directive way, which means I don't tell you what to talk about or give you advice or ask you how you feel. You can tell me whatever you want to, at your own pace with no pressure.

I am an empathic and genuine person and I provide a confidential and safe therapeutic relationship where I will listen to you without judgement and no matter how painful it gets I can go there with you.

We work together in a confidential and safe space where you can explore your experiences which are unique to you and find the answers that you feel will help in your life. Helping you to become the person you feel you should be and can be.

Growth and change will develop over time and 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.

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 where I worked with adolescents, adults and older adults in crisis in various different settings over a 14 year period. I have a lot of experience and I am confident in working with issues such as -

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement and loss
  • abuse (sexual, physical, mental, emotional, financial 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, class and creed
  • suicidal thoughts/feelings
  • who am I and what does it all mean

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 SidcupSpace 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.(addresses can be found above)

The thought of having counselling may seem scary and overwhelming as well as hopeful and I can relate to this from having had my own counselling experience so I understand the first steps in contacting me may feel daunting.

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 for an assessment/consultation meeting. The assessment/consultation meeting is where I go through an assessment form with you and the counselling contract and it also means you get to meet me and you can decide if I'm the right counsellor for you. After that we just meet for sessions.

Each counselling session is once a week (same room, day and time) for 50 minutes.

Price of Assessment/consultation session is £55

Price of each counselling session is £50

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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Fees

Initial consultation - £55

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

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Monday - Saturday 09.00 - 20.00

Types of client

Adults
Older adults