Dani Fowkes, BSc (Hons) Psych., Dip Integrative Counsellor, MBACP
I specialise in depression and anxiety disorders and offer a focused CBT approach. This has also been very useful to clients who just wish to work on their personal goals, development or career.
I can help you to gain greater awareness for your mental behaviour that might have been cause for concern. This allows you to slow down and recognise unhelpful behaviour patterns, but also to develop new perspectives that lead to better decisions. My clients appreciate my flexible and practical approach and welcome my active contributions to face their challenges. However, my approach does not advocate the use of coping strategies, questionnaires or rigid structures. Instead the focus is mainly on your mind set that is expressed through your narratives.
My expertise lies with clients who have been affected by serious mental health problems reaching crisis point, traumatic childhoods, bereavement, work related stress or long term sickness and are finding it difficult to restore normality and focus. I have also worked extensively with clients with relationship problems who have been going through trial separations, traumatic divorces or have suffered from abusive relationships. My daily work routine includes working with clients who are in crisis situations and require psychological first aid as well as ongoing support. I have gained my experience by working for many years in the private and corporate sector as well as for a number of charities, meeting a broad range of clients with very diverse backgrounds.
As I am from an engineering background with many years of experience as a Quality Consultant and Trainer, I can also help with performance anxiety, fatigue and procrastination, if you are suffering from work or study related stress. I have also been working with principals, teachers, NQTs who have been struggling with the overwhelming demands of the teaching profession.
I am qualified to work with a number of counselling modalities which include humanistic approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in order to meet your individual needs; I offer short-term interventions as well as long-term therapy. Please contact me, if you would like to discuss this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- Registered Member BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Professional Standards Authority - Accredited Register)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAP)
- Certificate in Bereavement Care (Ascentis/Cruse)
- BSc. Psychology (Honours)
- Ongoing – Certificate in Crisis and Trauma (Accredited through Glasgow Caledonian University)
I am an experienced therapist who works with adults from all backgrounds. I also work as a Counsellor/Case Manager for an Employee Assistance Programme in Oxford as well as in private practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge between £40 - £55 for a 50 minute face to face session.
I offer this price range, so that counselling becomes an affordable option to everyone who would like to commit to weekly sessions. Please contact me, if you are suffering from financial hardship and require a special arrangement.
I can offer daytime and evening appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and as such I am committed to observe my client’s best interest at all times. I attend monthly supervision to discuss my professional approach with clients. I am also dedicated to my professional development through continuing further education and regular training workshops.
As a member of the BACP I abide by the guidelines within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.