Dr Daniel Blackman

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CPsychol AFBPsS
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Wolsingham DL13 & Durham DH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking for a professional who can safely and effectively respond to the emotional problems affecting you or someone you care about? As a Clinical Psychologist specialising in adult mental health I am trained to doctorate level, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, and registered with the British Psychological Society.

Specific difficulties I can help with include:

  • Anxiety e.g. generalised anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD
  • Relationship and family issues that are affecting the individual
  • Depression and low mood
  • Trauma, including PTSD and chronic trauma e.g. abuse
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Stress... and more (see www.ddcp.co.uk/services)

I am also trained to respond to difficulties that are less well-defined. For example, you may have felt emotionally troubled for a long time without clearly knowing why or you may be aware that the same unwelcome thing keeps happening to you in your relationships or at work. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss whether I may be able to help with your specific difficulties.

My practice is in Wolsingham, which is a 14-mile drive from Durham City. The practice itself is furnished to a high standard, is centrally heated, and offers private off-street parking.

As well as offering sessions in person, I also provide a virtual clinic using Google Meet. This enables me to provide a high-quality service to people who are unable to travel to Wolsingham, or who prefer to participate from home.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr Daniel Blackman CPsychol, AFBPsS, DClinPsy, PGCert, BSc (Hons)

  • Specialist in Adult Mental Health
  • Doctoral-level training
  • 9 years in the NHS

From working as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at one of the first Improving Access to Psychology Therapies (IAPT) services to more recently leading a team of NHS Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Dr Blackman has specialised in the field of adult mental health for fifteen years.

As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr Blackman has been trained to integrate cognitive behavioural (CBT), systemic, and psychodynamic psychotherapy approaches. This means that he is skilled in drawing upon a broad range of Clinical Psychology theory, enabling him to provide treatment that is tailor-made and focussed upon the uniqueness of an individual's needs.

Daniel's training has also equipped him with doctoral level research skills, enabling him to critically engage with and make use of scientific evidence as it relates to the practice of Clinical Psychology.

For further information, see www.ddcp.co.uk/about

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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£95.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

£95 per session, in person or online.

For further information, see www.ddcp.co.uk/fees

When I work

Office hours: Weekdays 10am - 4.30pm.

Further information

Getting Started

After an initial enquiry, the next step is usually to attend a no obligation, 30-minute consultation with Dr Blackman, either online or in person, which costs £55.

A consultation provides an opportunity for you to outline the problems you would like to work on. It also gives you an opportunity to get a sense of whether Dr Blackman's approach is what you are currently looking for.

If you would like to find out more, Dr Blackman would be delighted to hear from you.

You will receive a friendly response and, if you wish, an initial consultation can be arranged so that we can then discuss what you would like to get out of your sessions.

Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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One step up in to the consulting room. Video/ phone sessions are available.

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I have completed a BPS approved Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) training course and am experienced in providing clinical supervision to other psychologists.

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Dr Daniel Blackman
Dr Daniel Blackman