I am a qualified integrative counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adult clients, who see me for help with a variety of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem and difficult relationship patterns.
How I work:
My intention is to provide a counselling space in which you feel safe and supported in order to explore whatever concerns you. I feel a trusting relationship between client and counsellor is vital. I also believe that counselling can provide a place for you to share your concerns at your pace, and be listened to fully, which often doesn’t happen in our daily lives. By listened to fully, I mean without judgement or disruption. Together, we can gain understanding to help you. Counselling is a two-way process, and I work in a collaborative and enabling way. My role isn’t to tell you what to do; I may gently challenge you, or offer insights or observations, but without being authoritative.
As an integrative counsellor, I work in the way that is most suitable to you.I will draw on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. I don’t have a fixed or predetermined way of working therefore, as everyone is different and what helps one person may not suit you. We may explore behaviours, beliefs, feelings or habits that are concerning you, which may involve looking at past or present relationships or how past relationships affect you now.I work holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions and bodily feelings, as our physical sensations can help us understand what is going on for us. I also may suggest creative tools such as drawing or writing, or visualisation. How we work will be agreed between us.
Why counselling therapy?
If you are at a crossroads in your life, therapy is a place to explore your options in a safe and contained environment. Sometimes there's no 'win-win', so we must choose, albeit with regret. I can offer support as you come to terms with change and adjustment. Sitting with me, I can hear what might seem unspeakable and can consider what might seem unthinkable. It is a confidential service. The prospect of talking to a stranger about your problems in life can be quite daunting. However, this could be a turning point in your life. During your sessions, we will together explore your issues in-depth, making meaning of difficult feelings and patterns, and how it may be a call for change and transformation.
Questions a lot of people ask
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Are you a student?
I have a concessions rate for students, just drop a line and I will give you my answer soon and support you to get out of your issues.
Some information about me
As an integrative counsellor, I use psychodynamic principles, incorporating with person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy and many other creative therapies in my work. I have experience in counselling within the Health services and other primary care settings. I work with adults on a 1:1 basis, offering short term or longer, open-ended support.
My aim is to foster a positive and honest therapeutic relationship, an experience, which you can take, forward and improve your relationships on the outside.
I provide a confidential, safe, non-judgmental space to explore what may be contributing to your current difficulties providing you with an opportunity to gain another perspective and explore other options and ways of managing your issues.
Monday 1Pm -3pm
Tuesday 1PM- 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 10 am, then 2pm - 5pm
Thursday 8am- 10am, then 1pm - 3pm
I provide individual therapy, and couple therapy both short and long term sessions.
You can follow me on LinkedIn as Dilnia Horton
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualification
I have experience working with a multitude of issues in both private practice, online, agency settings and within the National Health Service. I have experience of intensive long-term and short-term, solution focussed work. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling Society.
My training is essentially integrative, client centred and technically eclectic, it uses elements of psychodynamic theory and blends experiential dynamic approaches with emotion focussed therapy and mindfulness. It is based on evidence from current advances in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. As a general principal I focus on a more intense, shorter-term therapy.
here is some of my training listed below,
- Dip (Couns) Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy, (CPTA)
- Emotional Focus Therapy for couple (ICEEFT Couple Therapist reg)
- Rewind treatment for PTSD.
- Couple Dynamic Therapy
- Understanding Truma and affect on brain.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training.
- Foundations in Counselling
- BSc Degree International Social Policy
- Eating Disorder Awareness Workshop 1. 'Towards a Greater Understanding'.
- Addiction and understanding Addiction's mind.
- Certificate in Personal Cochaing at Cochaing Academy.
- Low Cost and NHS Clinical Placement seminar.
- Domestic abuse awareness,
- Child protection Legislation.
- Risk Assessment and mangment assessment.
- LGBT Counselling therapy.
- Counselling and Communication skills for front line professionals IMAAK
I also have some more training linked to various fields.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I can work with
I have experience working with anxiety, trauma, losses and low self-esteem, Rape, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, culture differences, struggles with study, acceptance. etc
I also have experience working especially with women who had history of abuse and trauma that are impacting on their wellbeing, self-esteem and relationships.
As a counsellor I believe in mindfulness, I also work with people who might struggle to find a balance between their beliefs and the difficulties they are encountering.
Contact me by phone, or email me and we can arrange a day and time suits both of us.
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
- Face to Face can be paid on the day in cash from £65-£100 depending on earnings. Couples therapy is £100
- Online session is £50 and paid in advance of the session (at least 48 hours) through bank transfer. Payment is made into my account and then we can organise our sessions.
- I also have the option "concessions" to book 6 sessions in advance to take advantage of the reduced price of £300 which is 6 sessions for £50 each.
- I listen to your needs and what you can afford to pay, Instead of stay in pain come forward and we will work together and find the right fee you could afford and no obstacle toward your progress,
I do look forward to working with you.
Please contact me by email and I will always try to respond promptly.
Tuesday 12noon- 9pm
Here is my website for more information