Danielle Mills (BSc (Hons), MBACP, TC-L4, NLP, Hypnotherapy)

Danielle Mills (BSc (Hons), MBACP, TC-L4, NLP, Hypnotherapy)

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Bridle Gate Lane
DE24 0QW


07505 951793

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About me

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I specialise in working with children and young people, particularly around issues such as anxiety and depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, body image and eating difficulties, and self-harm.

I offer counselling & psychotherapy in Alvaston and Burton and have flexibility in my appointment times to be able to offer early morning and evening appointments to fit in with your availability.

I am a caring, empathic, friendly and sensitive person. I have my own experience of mental health services and counselling. This helps me to understand first hand how life changing counselling and therapy can be. I work in an integrative way which means that I can be flexible in how I work, making the therapy fit you, rather than expecting you to fit the therapy

I believe that the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so they feel able to share your experiences in confidence. This is why I encourage you to contact me before considering if I would be the right therapist for you - a short phone call may give you the information that you need about how well we may be able to work together. If you decide that you would like to work with me, then our first session will involve discussing your needs and expectations so that we can work out how best to achieve what you would like to get from this experience.

Usually it will take a number of counselling sessions before therapy starts to make a difference.

As well as Integrative Counselling, I offer:

  • Equine Assisted Therapy (Working in a safe environment with the ponies can help unlock  your feelings, develop your sense of self, your ability to be in the moment and to listen to your intuition. This work all takes place on the ground with no riding involved. No prior experience of horses is required. NO RIDING INVOLVED.) Please see www.ponypartnerships.com for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the field of mental health since I was 18 and specialise in working with children and young people. I have experience of working within psychiatric inpatient care, community mental health settings, education settings and residential care within the statutory, private and voluntary sector. I am also a Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Derby as well as completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham that is looking at young men and health.

Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (June 2011)

LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Training (September 2015)

Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: The LEAP Method (October 2017)

LEAP Senior Practitioner (October 2017)

HERD Institute Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Certification (Existential-Integrative) (August 2018)

Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (January 2019)

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  • Introduction
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapy and Depression
  • Pony Partnerships - How Can Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Help You?


Room-based counselling

Initial Assessment is £50

Appointments between 9am-4.30pm: £45 (Under 18 - £40)

Evenings: £50 (under 18 - £45)

Psychotherapy (90mins): £65

Equine Facilitated Therapies

​Individual Session  1 hour (under 18): £60

                            1.5 hours: £75-85

                            2 hours: £100-120

                            3 hour intensive: £250

Family Sessions (up to 5 people) 1.5-2 hours: £50 each

Small Groups (5-8 people) approx 3 hours: £50 each

For previous clients or existing clients wishing to spend time with the horses you maybe interested in:

Hug & Groom 45mins - £40

Mindfulness & Reflection 45 mins - £45


We only offer 90 minute supervision sessions. This is to ensure that meet the minimum requirement of BACP of 1.5 hours per month.

Room based Supervision 90mins - £70

Equine facilitated supervision 90mins - £90

Further information

Room based therapies are offered in Alvaston and Rosliston - parking available

Equine facilitated therapies are based at Alvaston and Rosliston - parking available. I can also come to you and work with you and your horses; please contact me for more details.

Clinical supervision and Equine facilitated supervision are based at Alvaston and Rosliston - parking available. I can also come to you and work with you and your horses; please contact me for more details.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE24 0QW
Swadlincote, DE12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Toilets are not fully accessible.


Tuesdays and Fridays in Swadlincote; All other days in Shardlow/Alvaston

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My vision for the supervisory sessions I offer and what I intend to create in my supervisory practice is a “…relational space…where the focus is on creative, joyous, collaborative learning and personal/professional growth which allows support and monitoring of the supervisees work for the welfare and safety of the client” (Sampson, 2006, p.1).

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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