Dr Didier Danillon, Chartered Psychologist
Hello, my name is Didier. I am a Chartered Psychologist. Originally from France, I have lived and worked in the UK for close to 20 years. My area of expertise is helping cancer patients and their families, those bereaved and those at the end of their life. I also have a solid experience of helping people overcome anxiety, depression and low-self-esteem, and of working with those over 65. I can also help you to stop smoking, with a psychological approach using evidence-based proven methods. I am an NCSCT certified smoking-cessation practitioner.
I provide personalised psychological care: I use a flexible and creative approach which combines elements from several models supported by research evidence, including CBT. But my approach goes beyond mental-health labels and counselling techniques. It is a collaboration tailored to you: I will help you understand why your current and past circumstances have led you to feel, think and respond in the ways that you do to, and how to break the patterns which keep you stuck.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Psychologist. I have trained rigorously for over 10 years and completed a doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester.
I have experience of working with adults in multiple settings, including the NHS primary and secondary care, a medium-security forensic centre, in a hospice and on the Samaritans helpline. In addition to seeing private clients, I practice at The Christie Private Care, a world-class private cancer-care centre within the Christie Hospital in Manchester. I also have experience working with a range of difficulties, including multiple forms of anxiety (such as panic attacks, OCD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder), depression, anorexia, psychosis, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.
I can work using a range of psychotherapy approaches (including CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy). I am also an NCSCT certified smoking-cessation practitioner.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I welcome those identifying as LGBTQ, and I can help with gender and sexual orientation difficulties.
I have a solid experience of and enjoy working with those over 65.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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My fees are £75 per session (50-60 min), if you are funding this work yourself. I am registered with most UK insurance providers. Please ask for more information if your insurance is paying for your counselling.
Why chose a psychologist rather than another type of therapist?
A psychologist is a professional highly trained in addressing psychological and mental health difficulties. I can help you to understand the psychological processes which are at the root of your problems and those which maintain them. I will also help you to identify personal strategies to help you change, rather than simply listening to you or applying a standard technique.
As a psychologist, my fee may be more expensive than other types of therapists, but this reflects my high level of training (a doctorate takes 3 to 4 years of intense university studying and practice at postgraduate level) and the time I invest before and after each session to develop a meaningful and accurate psychological perspective of yourself and your difficulties.
I believe that a meaningful relationship is essential to psychological care. I place a personal relationship at the centre of my practice with each client. This is what I value most in my job and why I chose to call my practice Personal Psychology. It is essential that you find a therapist whose personal style matches your own. I offer a free phone consultation (15 min.) so you can get a feel for my style, with no strings attached.
Take the next step
Why not contact me by email, by phone or even WhatsApp? I will be happy to answer your questions and to discuss what you want from counselling. We can then book an appointment if you are ready to do so, or you can take time to consider your options before deciding if you would like to work with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I do offer appointments from 8am until 7pm. Please contact me for more information.
Types of client